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Windows 7: Antivirus review (whats been working and not)

26 May 2009   #11
ppp

Windows 7
 
 

Forefront Client Security works as well, FWIW. But you have to jump through some hoops.


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26 May 2009   #12
theCount

windows 7 Ultimate Professional 6.01.7100
 
 
Antivirus Testing

I was running the kaspersky technical preview but deinstalled yesterday after it took almost 3 Hours to do a full scan. I was also disappointed with the resource footprint and interference with apps. Previosly I had trend micro for about 45 mins installed and Panda Security for about 2 hours both were utter rubbish.

Installed ESET SS 4 last night and I am most impressed, Firewall is excellent and the footprint is minimal, on-demand scans are lightning fast and the pro-active stuff doesn´t interfere with working- I think my dollars will be going in that direction when the Trial period runs out!
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26 May 2009   #13
DMas2001

windows 7, installing on fresh cpu
 
 

I recently tried Windows Live Onecare, a friend told me to download it after my PC was acting up and AVG free wasn't finding anything wrong. It immediately picked up a trojan and got rid of it. It has a 90 day trial and so far its been going well on my machine with xp, doesn't hog resources like AVG free did. However its not compatible with windows 7...aroo?
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26 May 2009   #14
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
which version? because i used the latest trial version (32-bit), and it would not update.
so i switched to 4.0.3xx and it works fine.

Maybe it was some bug, that Eset has to iron out?
They did have that updating bug during the trial but that was fixed early on and has not returned.
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26 May 2009   #15
Zealhybrid

WIndows 7
 
 

Kaspersky Technical Preview for windows 7....da best
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26 May 2009   #16
Jazz1

Windows7, Mac OSX, Ubuntu
 
 
No Go Kasperksy Security for Ultra Portables Mini 9

Could not get it to install. The Dell Mini 9 was not listed as tested with this product. But what the heck I thought, The Mini 9 is a netbook. I hope they support it soon.
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26 May 2009   #17
Jazz1

Windows7, Mac OSX, Ubuntu
 
 
Norton 360 Seems O.K. On Dell Mini 9

After trying AVG and having problems with Firefox I decided to try Norton 360. It has a lot of different components. Even after a clean install of Firefox it still is slow loading and sometimes freezes on launch. I don't know if this is a problem with Firefox and virus scanners or not.

I used the backup file feature to a remote HD and it worked fine. I could not get the Internet back-up to work. There was a help module that offered to get me online with a Chat session. I declined for now.

For a Windows newbie like me there seems to be a lot of fine tuning needed by the end user. Right now I'm using the Norton Insight module that supposedly blesses files so that they are identified as trusted and not require repeated scanning.

I may be having some Firewall issues as test uploads and download via SpeedEasy Speed Test are showing me slower figures than my other computer that is a Mac (at one time the Dell Mini 9 was equal to the Mac in speed using this test).

All in all I will probably buy this thing. Does anyone have any longer term use of Norton 360? What do you think of it?
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26 May 2009   #18
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Eset NOD32 Antivirus v4 32-bits works. Flawless.
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27 May 2009   #19
BlitzKing10

Windows Vista Ult. x86/Windows 7 Ult. x86 RC1
 
 

If you are looking for good free AV's, then I would recommend these:

1. ALWIL Software Avast 4.8 Home Edition Download FREE antivirus software - avast! Home Edition - if you download and torrent alot of stuff (scans P2P files for viruses and stuff)

2. Avira AntiVir Personal Edition Free antivirus - Avira AntiVir - if you dont download or torrent that often.

Both are real nice, but I myself prefer Avast cause it digs way down deep into each extractable file and scans for anything hidden inside, while AntiVir just scans the individual files.
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27 May 2009   #20
theCount

windows 7 Ultimate Professional 6.01.7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jazz1 View Post
After trying AVG and having problems with Firefox I decided to try Norton 360. It has a lot of different components. Even after a clean install of Firefox it still is slow loading and sometimes freezes on launch. I don't know if this is a problem with Firefox and virus scanners or not.

I used the backup file feature to a remote HD and it worked fine. I could not get the Internet back-up to work. There was a help module that offered to get me online with a Chat session. I declined for now.

For a Windows newbie like me there seems to be a lot of fine tuning needed by the end user. Right now I'm using the Norton Insight module that supposedly blesses files so that they are identified as trusted and not require repeated scanning.

I may be having some Firewall issues as test uploads and download via SpeedEasy Speed Test are showing me slower figures than my other computer that is a Mac (at one time the Dell Mini 9 was equal to the Mac in speed using this test).

All in all I will probably buy this thing. Does anyone have any longer term use of Norton 360? What do you think of it?

I have a Full subscription to N360 v3.0 on my XP install and am very happy with it, the only reason I don´t use it on my win7 install is that the compatible beta/tryout expires after 14 days, as soon as they release a compatible full version I will be changing to it and not only because I bought a two year subscription.
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