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Windows 7: Antivirus

11 Jun 2009   #1
yaco78

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Antivirus

Arghh. I've been using Symantec Antivirus x64 on my Vista drive, and whenever I try to install it on W7, it says that the installation was interrupted and that my system was not modified. It gets a while into the installation before a problem. It extracts all the files then gets through a loading bar of some other stuff, then it starts to list file names of some .zips and it crashes from there. This is my only antivirus software, and I don't like not having any. Does anyone know how I might get this thing to install? Or know of other effective antivirus software that won't cost me? Thanks


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11 Jun 2009   #2
The Sly Assassin

W7 7127 X64
 
 

This is what im using, and its great, goes easy on resources, and does the job : Avira AntiVir Personal - FREE Antivirus

I was an AVG user, until i somehow had a random assortment of rootkits and such.
anyways, hope this helps.
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11 Jun 2009   #3
yaco78

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hey as long as it does the job, I don't really care. I've never really had a problem before. Some trojans here and there from torrenting but they always get picked up. I'll check that program out. Thanks!
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11 Jun 2009   #4
yaco78

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yep, looks nice! Not bad features for free software =)
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11 Jun 2009   #5
The Sly Assassin

W7 7127 X64
 
 

Yeah, and its scans dont take that long either, and dont chomp on your resources, which i find great, unlike some other AV's....
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11 Jun 2009   #6
zone23

Windows 7 X64
 
 

I like Avast! I use the Pro version but I recommend Avast! Home all the time.

Code:
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
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11 Jun 2009   #7
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yaco78 View Post
Arghh. I've been using Symantec Antivirus x64 on my Vista drive, and whenever I try to install it on W7, it says that the installation was interrupted and that my system was not modified. It gets a while into the installation before a problem. It extracts all the files then gets through a loading bar of some other stuff, then it starts to list file names of some .zips and it crashes from there. This is my only antivirus software, and I don't like not having any. Does anyone know how I might get this thing to install? Or know of other effective antivirus software that won't cost me? Thanks
You could try installing it in compatibility mode ( right click > properties > compatibility tab) or try one of these Windows 7 RC NIS/Norton 360 compatible builds available
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