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Windows 7: What's the Best Anti-virus?

06 Jun 2011   #41
Ravi5kumar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / Ubuntu 12.04.3 x64
 
 

I personally use avast! Free antivirus. There are many free antivirus program available like AVG Free antivirus or avast! free antivirus. Microsoft security essentials is also free. This is up to you which you choose.


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06 Jun 2011   #42
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vinny View Post
Great forum guys...! And coming to my question as we all know there are many free av's availabe..i cant afford to get a paid version for my desktop..so guys can you tell me amongst the available free av's which is best(for win7 or does it matter which os i have)...? Avast or avira...or any other...? And which other security softwares can be accompanied with the av program...
As you already have read, choosing an AV is very subjective. It depends on many variables. I won't bore you by repeating what others already had said.

I'll just tell you what I use....

For " real time " protection ; I use Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE).
For " on demand " protection, I use Malwarebytes. I used to have Spybot Search & Destroy in my Vista machine, but not in this new Win7.

What is " real time " protection ?
The security program turns on and running automatically the moment you turn on your computer.

What is " on demand " ?
It does not run until you manually turn it on for scanning. When it is finished scanning, you exit the program and it shuts down until next time you turn it on.
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06 Jun 2011   #43
hariharan

Windows Vista Home Premium x86, Home Premium x86
 
 

If you have an Old or Slow system get Microsoft Security Essentials.

It really works well & the interface is very noob friendly
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07 Jun 2011   #44
xHazard

Windows 7 Professional X64 SP1, Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
What's the best Antivirus for Windows 7 ??/

Hey Guys

I hope someone can help me to find a good Antivirus for Windows 7
I used Avira free Edition for 2 Years but it is not Safe enough...

So please let me know which Antivirus u guys are using or what is safe enough

Thanks

Peace
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07 Jun 2011   #45
Eneswar

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Microsofts own antivirus is good enough and free.

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13 Jun 2011   #46
jvsimo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
My big question

Hi everybody ( I am a private individual) not a big business and after years of forking out Dollars for Norton Anti-virus have decide to save some dollars.
My question: What does everybody recommend as the best FREE anti-virus available. While I know this may start an avalanche of replies, I also think that a lot of other people may be interested.
Cheers......Simo
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13 Jun 2011   #47
supermonkey

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I've been using Kasperksy (free with bank(, but due to one program having an incompatibility issue I am thinking of going back to a free program.

I have liked my firewall & av being combined though, so I think it's out of:
Commodo Security Suite - Too many pop up messages?
Agnitum Outpost Security Suite - No sandbox
Fortinet Forticlient

I'm now leaning towards Outpost due to the pop ups on Commodo. Kaspersky has been very unobtrusive - it doesn;t bother me if it doesn't need to, and when it does its a small warning! Eg - will just block something dodgly looking rather than asking if it should!

Any experts available to advise me?Any pros and cons to these programs I should consider?

Thanks
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13 Jun 2011   #48
piattj

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
my setup

AV is important... depends how you use it & also the overall approach to security is critical...

My realtime setup

1. hardware firewall in router
2. Comodo Firewall + Defense+ HIPS
3. G Data AV
4. Trusteer Rapport
5. WOT running alongside adblocker in Chrome

Also, as required
MSE, MBAM & SAS for occasional scans
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14 Jun 2011   #49
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xHazard View Post
Hey Guys

I hope someone can help me to find a good Antivirus for Windows 7
I used Avira free Edition for 2 Years but it is not Safe enough...

So please let me know which Antivirus u guys are using or what is safe enough

Thanks

Peace
What made you think Avira isnt doing a good enough job? Most speak highly of the free version too the point i allmost tried it.
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14 Jun 2011   #50
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jvsimo1 View Post
Hi everybody ( I am a private individual) not a big business and after years of forking out Dollars for Norton Anti-virus have decide to save some dollars.
My question: What does everybody recommend as the best FREE anti-virus available. While I know this may start an avalanche of replies, I also think that a lot of other people may be interested.
Cheers......Simo
Panda, Mse, Avg, Avira, Avast are the top free ones. Which is best? Im guessing Panda or Avast at the moment. This could change tomorrow
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