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Windows 7: Antivirus: Free vs. Paid Detection


03 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Antivirus: Free vs. Paid Detection

Avira, Microsoft Security Essentials, Kaspersky and avast! put to the test.


A very interesting read...not comprehensive but informative:

Antivirus: Free vs. Paid Detection - Avira, Microsoft Security Essentials, Kaspersky and avast! - Softpedia

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04 Jun 2010   #2

 
 

I either use the free versions of Avast or Avira (sans nag screen ) for my installations + common sense , I've done pretty well in remaining clean.

Testing 'sus' files in a VM also helps as well.

And if I ever do get infected, well I got what I paid for
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04 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Agree with you, I use Avast free and Zone Alarm free firewall (new ver 9 for Windows 7 x64). Along with a little common sense you can be reasonably save....although I did get a virus warning on the World book encyclopedia online site a few days ago. Just goes to show you....you can't be too careful.

I haven't been infected since Win 98se and that made me a wiser man. Never take your security for granted, the black hats don't.
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04 Jun 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Here is a recent comparison that adds to the context:

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04 Jun 2010   #5

 

I'm using avira free and i'm satisfied with it so far....
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04 Jun 2010   #6

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

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