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Windows 7: Antivirus: Free vs. Paid Detection


02 May 2010   #1

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 
Antivirus: Free vs. Paid Detection

Antivirus: Free vs. Paid Detection



Avira, Microsoft Security Essentials, Kaspersky and avast!



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Taking care of your system these days seems to be a less complicated task than it used to be a few years back. Now, protection against malware begins the moment you install your operating system. Windows 7 offers some basic security through Windows Defender and also provides a better solution under the shape of Microsoft Security Essentials, which is free of charge and can be installed on systems passing genuine validation. So, going with Windows 7 may be the winning hand after all.
Source: Antivirus: Free vs. Paid Detection - Avira, Microsoft Security Essentials, Kaspersky and avast! - Softpedia

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02 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

You pay for ESET.

And thats the best.

Pretty much settles that.
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02 May 2010   #3
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joel406 View Post
You pay for ESET.

And thats the best.

Pretty much settles that.
You are of course expressing a personal opinion only......


Staying on topic would be a better idea.
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02 May 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joel406 View Post
You pay for ESET.

And thats the best.

Pretty much settles that.
You are of course expressing a personal opinion only......
I think we could have that discussion for ages. The first step to success is a conviction - even often in light of contradicting data and evidence. But at least Eset is #9 in the latest AV comparison.
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03 May 2010   #5

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joel406 View Post
You pay for ESET.

And thats the best.

Pretty much settles that.
Don't be silly. I know that Norton is best.

"Although we expected outstanding results, or at least better than in the case of freeware products,"

You shouldn't expect that.
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03 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

For me, the free antivirus software software available fill my required needs.

I used to pay for Antivirus software (I have installed trend micro and norten in the past few years) but then i tried MSE which seemed to be better then the paid alternatives.

I then found about Avast 5 (the avast 4.8 interface was one of the worse i have ever seen) which I think is the best antivirus software out there.
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03 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Thanks for posting the report. Very useful information. If i'm not mistaken according to the graph of missed samples Avast is the best free anti virus software. Or was there some other free av software that scored higher? Because i then may want to switch
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03 May 2010   #8

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

OK guys please stop saying which is best and which is not. We've had 1000's of discussions on these topics in the past. This article just lets you know the "difference" between free and paid AV.
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03 May 2010   #9

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

If Avast! 5 can pass my test I will consider switching to it once our Norton subcription runs out. While using Sandboxie, I don't see the need to pay. The only problem is my computer illiterate sister. Norton would suit her far better.
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03 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joel406 View Post
You pay for ESET.

And thats the best.

Pretty much settles that.
I shall rephrase for better understanding.

The best of the best. VB100

"That" settles it.

For those of you useing free alternatives and/or Norton, you are at risk.

Argue away.
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