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Windows 7: W7 virus scan ?

20 Feb 2010   #1
hvnsent3030

windows 7
 
 
W7 virus scan ?

i've heard that you don't need to install a virus scan/anit-virus programs, becasue Windows 7 has it's onw.. "built in".. IS THIS TRUE ? I was going to install AVG, but.. I'm not sure i need too..


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20 Feb 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Not true. Forget AVG - use MSE.
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20 Feb 2010   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I second the recommendation you received.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free, excellent, non-obtrusive FREE anti-virus program.

Install and use is extremely easy.
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20 Feb 2010   #4
hvnsent3030

windows 7
 
 

Thanks !!! :d
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