Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Who Gets More Viruses and Who Gets Through Them

21 May 2010   #21
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
I try out everything at least once or twice. So I get viri and that kinda cr>p everyday. Over the last few weeks I have had:

Virus 6
Trojans 10
Riskware 36
And 90 intrusions all told.

I very rarely have to re-install as I find that after testing all the antivirus out there except NOD 32 I found that the only one that keeps me safe is ? No point in saying as too many people want to knock them down. If you want the answer PM me.


Nobody ever PM's me for what AV I use. So you are all happy with what you use. Great!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2010   #22
Paarkhi

Windows 8.1u1 x64
 
 

I use Norton Internet security 2011 Beta


Attached Thumbnails
Who Gets More Viruses and Who Gets Through Them-nor.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2010   #23
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I have removed thousands of nasty viruses on client computers. Mostly I use Avast boot scan, mbam, hitman pro and SAS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 May 2010   #24
kucing13

 

NORTON? i left it along ago because i'm not satisfy with it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2010   #25
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

I know many of you think Norton is crap, but in my experience, Symantec has turned themselves around. It isn't a memory hog anymore except for Norton 360, and it does a decent job of protecting my computer from viruses and helped me clean quite a few client computers. It seems effective against most viruses/malware.

I also use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Ad-Aware 2010.

From experience, I've learned not to trust freeware antivirus programs. I've been burned plenty by AVG, PC Tools etc. I have gotten viruses with them.

And, in m experience, all Windows based OS can get viruses.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2010   #26
kucing13

 

different user with difference experience i suppose
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2010   #27
spinifex

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by merkat106 View Post
I know many of you think Norton is crap, but in my experience, Symantec has turned themselves around. It isn't a memory hog anymore except for Norton 360, and it does a decent job of protecting my computer from viruses and helped me clean quite a few client computers. It seems effective against most viruses/malware.

I also use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Ad-Aware 2010.

From experience, I've learned not to trust freeware antivirus programs. I've been burned plenty by AVG, PC Tools etc. I have gotten viruses with them.

And, in m experience, all Windows based OS can get viruses.
We used norton from the early days of Peter Norton, but stopped using it some years ago.
I recall the problems trying to uninstall Norton, as it left trails all over the registry.
A reformat would have been quicker.

Burnt too many times to try them again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2010   #28
kucing13

 

Yes,my experience with NORTON was that they eat memory which i could say a lot.

And i've changed to AVG,but that time AVG was still inferior to virus and brontok past through.

Try NOD32 which works well but I need to update it online while my internet connection is slow

Changed to AVIRA free and use it until now(avira's very sensitive especially to patch file etc)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2010   #29
Lanthus20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

One virus. Destroyed my HDD and was what caused my fascination with computers. Since then no major ones, but the odd little one that was quickly found and eliminated before it did anything (by my anti-virus)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2010   #30
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Over approx. 8 yrs I've been infected maybe four times -- usually intercepted by Avast and/or resolved with a System Restore, and on one occasion a complete reinstall was necessary. The latter was partly my fault as I deleted the boot system files in Windows ME during the recovery from the infection
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Viruses
My friends got some major viruses and we cant complete a full scan in safe mode before we get a BSOD, i am working on fixing the BSOD's because they are not completely due to viruses, but i want to know what can i put along the side that is fast enough to get at least most of the viruses out of the...
System Security
Can you get viruses using Webmail?
Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to get viruses just by opening an email in webmail (such as Yahoo Mail or GMail), or if you would have to download the attachments. I was under the impression that if there were any viruses in your webmail account, they couldn't harm your computer unless...
Browsers & Mail
Viruses and Spyware
Last night my laptop was sitting idle for a few hours. I had Word 2010 minimized but didn't have any documents opened in Word. When I went to shut down my PC, I closed out Word and a document from 2 days ago was opened but minimized. Is it possible for malware to open/minimize documents? No one...
System Security
Stubborn Viruses
I've been trying real hard to get rid of a virus, or should I say a couple. I've manged to find and remove some viruses using Forefron Client Security, Spyware Doctor with Anti-Virus, and Malwarebytes, Ad-Aware has been used to. Full scans. I've been at it for multiple days but my laptop still...
System Security
Most Viruses ever seen?
I'm just curious, what's the most viruses/malware anyone has ever seen on a PC? The most I ever saw was about a year ago cleaning up a laptop from my wife's brother that he let the kids use for about 1 1/2 years until it would barely run. I used AVG and it deleted 437 viruses/malware items...
Chillout Room
Where can i get different viruses?
Dear SF. I am going to make a big Anti Virus test soon, which will be done on my old desktop. The test will be testing which AV removes the most of the viruses, and which AV that does it the best. AV's like Morro, Norton, Kaspersky, IObit, Panda and AVG will be included in the test. So...
System Security


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:38.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App