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Windows 7: Anti-Virus Solutions for the Windows 7 Beta

18 Jan 2009   #31
HikerRemastered

Windows 7 build 7000 x86
 
 

Having trouble uninstalling KAV 8 Tech Preview. Anyone else?


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18 Jan 2009   #32
freezxp

Windows 7 Build 7000
 
 

using avira free edition no problem.. but kaspersky anti virus 2009, blue screen appear when starting windows... no problem with kaspersky internet security...
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18 Jan 2009   #33
HikerRemastered

Windows 7 build 7000 x86
 
 

Got KAV uninstalled.

Installed ESET NOD32 AV without a single hiccup. Version 3.0.669.0.

Attempted to install Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro, but got a BSOD when it attempts to install a network operation driver (AFW.SYS driver I think is the culprit).

I attempted an installation in safe mode, which worked somewhat. The application is installed, and it updates, and has some basic protection, but is unable to properly monitor network activities.

On another note: Just saw that Agnitum is offering Lifetime licenses for the price of a 1 year license ($40 + VAT), for 3 PCs.

So boiled down

ESET NOD32 Version 3.0.669.0 works like a charm on W7 build 7000 32-bit.

Agnitum Outpost Pro Firewall semi-works. I will play around with it some more.

UPDATE:

I have given up with Agnitum OPF for now. It seems impossible to make it work in current states.
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18 Jan 2009   #34
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
To test your anti-virus products use the industry standard please: eicar | THE ANTI-VIRUS OR ANTI-MALWARE TEST FILE
Thank you, you have put my mind at rest - AVAST is the best!
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18 Jan 2009   #35
cassiel

Windows 7 Build 7000
 
 

Dudes, "eicar test file" ? lol, that's like...the first thing an AV will catch, it's the basic. Even the worst AV in the world, would catch that. I wouldn't call it a test, pretty far away from it. Anyway, the best thing to do is to download a zip with some hundreds of trojans, worms, macros whatever, then see if it can handle it. Be carefull of course. I have a cd with millions of samples, that's a hard test
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18 Jan 2009   #36
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cassiel View Post
Dudes, "eicar test file" ? lol, that's like...the first thing an AV will catch, it's the basic. Even the worst AV in the world, would catch that. I wouldn't call it a test, pretty far away from it. Anyway, the best thing to do is to download a zip with some hundreds of trojans, worms, macros whatever, then see if it can handle it. Be carefull of course. I have a cd with millions of samples, that's a hard test
i would actually be interested in that....
but an actually solution would actually to infect a machine and see if the av could actually take it out...
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18 Jan 2009   #37
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cassiel View Post
Dudes, "eicar test file" ? lol, that's like...the first thing an AV will catch, it's the basic. Even the worst AV in the world, would catch that. I wouldn't call it a test, pretty far away from it. Anyway, the best thing to do is to download a zip with some hundreds of trojans, worms, macros whatever, then see if it can handle it. Be carefull of course. I have a cd with millions of samples, that's a hard test
User was asking for installation validation not a quality assesment.
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19 Jan 2009   #38
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
couldn't agree more dave....

exactly happend with comodo....

tested it and most of the funtionality (well at least to me) didnt work

tested it with some leaktests (didnt work either...)

have downloaded the new beta and will check it out though...

Hi Dark-one

Finally got around to making it over here from the other forum. All the familiar faces made it here well before I did..heheh

Anyway, I simply HAD to post a warning to everyone about that. Just because an AV or firewall installs easily and may "appear" to work, there is absolutely NO GUARANTEE that it is working properly!!!
Only the developers can tell you if their product is compatible with Win7 or not, and my experience tells me that Vista versions probably are NOT fully compatible for W7.

I sure hope most people see this little Warning, and don't take for granted that they are secure. No AV is fully secure to start with but to try and use a product that is not designed for your platform, and then place all your trust in it is simply Unwise at best...foolish at worst. Maybe I'll PM Shawn and ask him to put a little "Disclaimer" at the start of this thread just so people are aware of possible hidden issues.

Later Bro

Dave
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19 Jan 2009   #39
bonzai

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Avira AntiVir Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
To test your anti-virus products use the industry standard please: eicar | THE ANTI-VIRUS OR ANTI-MALWARE TEST FILE
This is a good idea to test your AV system, however this file is too outdated to be of any use as even Windows Defender catches it. Avira AntiVir Premium 2008 runs great on my x64 Windows 7 and has already caught several viruses that slipped right past Defender.
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19 Jan 2009   #40
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Avast caught those ones before I even took my finger of the button lol.
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