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Windows 7: Can't pick an anti virus!

11 Jun 2010   #1
BeyLIN

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
Can't pick an anti virus!

I want to install an Anti Virus program but i can't decide wich one!
Avira Premium Suite
Comodo
Avast
Microsoft Security Essentials

Help!


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11 Jun 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Before this turns into everyone spouting off their favorite AV, see this thread: What's the Best Anti-virus?

I will say that Avira causes BSODs from time to time, but other than that, I recommend that you try them out. Note their speed and how lightweight they are.

As for detection rates, people will argue til the cows come home, but in my opinion, it's all the same. Different AVs will pick up different viruses.
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11 Jun 2010   #3
Blah

Win7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I've been using the combination of Avast 5 and MalwareBytes, and my computer has been clean since I bought it (last November)
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11 Jun 2010   #4
BeyLIN

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I have no idea what BSODs means
Anyway... I read it earlier and I found no answear.

Like I said before, I want to choose
Avira
OR
Comodo

I read their light
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11 Jun 2010   #5
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

both have trial versions available, give them a go (NOT at the same time.... that will cause all sorts of issues, uninstall one before you try the other) and see which you prefer. Honestly thats the only way to decide.... everyone has their own opinion.

there are quite literally hundreds of threads on here with people just spouting their favourite AV, it doesn't help anyone. So make up your own mind
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11 Jun 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

BSODs- Blue Screens of Death. Informal (but highly popular) term for a stop error, which is a critical error that brings the entire system down in a crash.

Comodo is the highest rated firewall. Do note, it is not an anti-virus or anti-malware.

For an anti-virus, I suggest Avast or MSE.
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11 Jun 2010   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use a smattering of these on different machines

AVG on my secondary system at home
Avira on wife's laptop
Trend Micro on work laptop
MSE on my desktop at home.

Haven't had any problems with any of them.
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11 Jun 2010   #8
BeyLIN

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Alright
But I already used AVAST and I dont feel protected.
So I am going to try comodo antivirus.

It looks promising!
If anything goes wrong I will install avast.

I would love to hear more opinions cuase it seem's nobody answeared my question on wich AV is better.
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11 Jun 2010   #9
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

There are numerous AV solutions available and, like many other users on the Forums, I use Avast! (Free Edition). Just make sure that you download from the manufacturer's website, and don't try to run more than one AV at the same time.

As regards which is better, remember that all AVs are just as good as their latest database update and that no AV can catch 100%. It is therefore essential that you keep your AV up to date (this should be automatic). I can only speak from my experience with Avast!, and I can honestly say that I have had no problems with it.
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11 Jun 2010   #10
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Anti-viruses these days are much the same. Each program is a little different, but it all depends on your tastes.

MSE is awfully lightweight.

That's all I have much experience with. I recommend trying them all and see which one you like best.
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