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

18 Dec 2013   #681
Mysterious

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
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so what's the best antivirus ? if i use free ones,how it'll be lower than paid ones ? & how much it complete with paid ones ?
so i'm listing some free ones & paid ones.tell me how are these & complete with each other...
1.AVG Free antivirus vs Bitdefender antivirus plus 2014
2.Panda Free antivirus vs Kaspersky
3.Avast antivirus vs bitdefender & kaspersky
4.i also come to know a new one K7 premium antivirus,plz tell me how it is
Thank you all
Well Mysterious I pay $50 per year for Kaspersky which = $0.13 a day as against nothing for the free ones. Bitdefender works out at $70 per year. The only difference is I suppose is the cover you get with a free one is probably not going to be so featured as the paid for.

Anyhow on pain of being repetitive see this Probably the Best Free Security List in the World section 2 is the real time stuff.

Personally I would not have AVG McAfee Trend Norton or MSE but that is my preference.
well i didn't understood what written on that website which u're referring to.because of probably my english.i only can understand simple english.the site u referred is very complicated for me.anyway thanks
i'll get bitdefender or kaspersky !!


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18 Dec 2013   #682
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Mysterious, generally speaking, most people would be fine with any of the free choices you mention. For that extra bit of protection and extra features, then the paid versions you mentioned would all be good. Which of those is best is always changing, and debatable. How they work on your particular system would be what would decide. Unfortunately you would have to try them all to know. I say try a free version, and if it doesn't suit you, try a different free one. If none suit you, you can graduate to a paid program

A Guy
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19 Dec 2013   #683
Mysterious

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Mysterious, generally speaking, most people would be fine with any of the free choices you mention. For that extra bit of protection and extra features, then the paid versions you mentioned would all be good. Which of those is best is always changing, and debatable. How they work on your particular system would be what would decide. Unfortunately you would have to try them all to know. I say try a free version, and if it doesn't suit you, try a different free one. If none suit you, you can graduate to a paid program

A Guy
ok,a guy righteous dude
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19 Dec 2013   #684
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
Withdrawing from AVAST

I have been a big supporter of AVAST for years, since they were the small upstart.
I have caused or performed the installation of many, many, many copies of their 'ware, many of which later turned to paid subscriptions etc.

I am getting to the point where I will NOT USE AVAST NOR RECOMMEND it anymore. Not because the underlying core product is bad, but because of an accumulation of small irritations.
1. They are becoming SPAMMY just like the worst miscreants in the space. Why did we learn to hate some of the "big" names? Because they left their diligence and expertise and began to simply treat the product as a way to cash-in... the product gets to be an unreliable yarnball with less scrutiny, while the marketeering takes over. I don't know of a way to interdict the spamming on AVAST. For an unsophisticated user, the barrage of spam is not merely annoying, but confusing. In the past, the appearance of a "flag" from AVAST could reliably be conveyed to a user to be a matter of importance, and it was easy to learn to sort the messages. That is clearly no longer the case.

2. The underlying product is getting more complicated and less reliable. The recent link-checking routines [Web Shield] deliver MANY false positives and immediately blacklist the link in question, creatting churn for the user. The average user will simply fail to deal with this effectively. Therefore the product is not recommended for average users.
Further, the product quality for install/uninstall is no longer reliable as it once was. Uninstalling AVAST, even using their own uninstall utility, is unreliable, leaves artifacts that are very difficult to root out. The team is not paying attention to development process discipline, apparently. This reminds me of Norton at its worst point, and the trendline is clearly troubling.

AVAST, you're fired.
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19 Dec 2013   #685
Jonguy30

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I saw that immediately when they upgraded their program to the "new" 2014 AVAST. More complicated, annoying UI, removing/streamlining of their shields, more popups than before etc. I switched to avira, though I'm having some trouble with it as I mentioned in a thread of mine a few weeks back (it has since then disabled itself again ). It's probably the remnants of avast! that's still haunting my system. It's a shame, as it was one of the best free AVs.
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19 Dec 2013   #686
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mysterious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mysterious View Post
so what's the best antivirus ? if i use free ones,how it'll be lower than paid ones ? & how much it complete with paid ones ?
so i'm listing some free ones & paid ones.tell me how are these & complete with each other...
1.AVG Free antivirus vs Bitdefender antivirus plus 2014
2.Panda Free antivirus vs Kaspersky
3.Avast antivirus vs bitdefender & kaspersky
4.i also come to know a new one K7 premium antivirus,plz tell me how it is
Thank you all
Well Mysterious I pay $50 per year for Kaspersky which = $0.13 a day as against nothing for the free ones. Bitdefender works out at $70 per year. The only difference is I suppose is the cover you get with a free one is probably not going to be so featured as the paid for.

Anyhow on pain of being repetitive see this Probably the Best Free Security List in the World section 2 is the real time stuff.

Personally I would not have AVG McAfee Trend Norton or MSE but that is my preference.
well i didn't understood what written on that website which u're referring to.because of probably my english.i only can understand simple english.the site u referred is very complicated for me.anyway thanks
i'll get bitdefender or kaspersky !!
Yep well it is just broken down into sections and section 2 is the real time scanners.
Having said that I think you are doing the best thing because as someone else mentioned and I did too that for the small cost you get more features. I particularly like the safe banking with Kaspersky and it is slightly cheaper than the Bitdfender which I set up for someone just last week and to be honest the GUI's are similar but I prefer the Kaspersky.
I find the new configuration set up for the new (2014) Kaspersky takes bit of getting used to but am quite happy with it now - if you get stuck and choose Kaspersky.
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19 Dec 2013   #687
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Avast's new "postage stamp sized", W8-style GUI is appalling.

I actually had to use the Help files to discover where they had moved various options/settings.

I complained on their feedback board (along with many others).
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20 Dec 2013   #688
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
I have been a big supporter of AVAST for years, since they were the small upstart.
I have caused or performed the installation of many, many, many copies of their 'ware, many of which later turned to paid subscriptions etc.

I am getting to the point where I will NOT USE AVAST NOR RECOMMEND it anymore. Not because the underlying core product is bad, but because of an accumulation of small irritations.
1. They are becoming SPAMMY just like the worst miscreants in the space. Why did we learn to hate some of the "big" names? Because they left their diligence and expertise and began to simply treat the product as a way to cash-in... the product gets to be an unreliable yarnball with less scrutiny, while the marketeering takes over. I don't know of a way to interdict the spamming on AVAST. For an unsophisticated user, the barrage of spam is not merely annoying, but confusing. In the past, the appearance of a "flag" from AVAST could reliably be conveyed to a user to be a matter of importance, and it was easy to learn to sort the messages. That is clearly no longer the case.

2. The underlying product is getting more complicated and less reliable. The recent link-checking routines [Web Shield] deliver MANY false positives and immediately blacklist the link in question, creatting churn for the user. The average user will simply fail to deal with this effectively. Therefore the product is not recommended for average users.
Further, the product quality for install/uninstall is no longer reliable as it once was. Uninstalling AVAST, even using their own uninstall utility, is unreliable, leaves artifacts that are very difficult to root out. The team is not paying attention to development process discipline, apparently. This reminds me of Norton at its worst point, and the trendline is clearly troubling.

AVAST, you're fired.
I agree this is why i went to panda. I really miss avast though, before all this crap started.
They were a great company and actually listened to feedback. Now, not so much. I will be keeping an eye on them. Got it installed in a Virtual machine so we will see if anything improves.
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24 Dec 2013   #689
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I gave up Avast a year or two ago, partly because it was slowing my machines down but also because of the number of false positives. I had the same problems with Spyware Doctor and then followed my local repair shop's advice and installed MSE for constant background protection complemented by manual scans with the free version of Malwarebytes. I've been pretty happy since.
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24 Dec 2013   #690
Imrankhan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

For me. MSE does all the job without any costs. Its best for me.
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