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Windows 7: looking for a new antivirus

29 Jul 2010   #11
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

AVG and MSE both have real-time (auto) protection, but AVG isn't very good these days. I'd definitely go with MSE or Avira free if I were you. MSE has an option where you can right-click a file and an option to scan it with MSE appears. I use it all the time for downloaded files. I'm not sure if Avira has the context menu entry or not.


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29 Jul 2010   #12
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

ah alright cool thanks for all ur feedback so far guys, i appreciate it a lot
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29 Jul 2010   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I ran AVG(free editions) but still found adding a second spyware remover program was often needed to catch the data miners and other bugs that didn't sound off alarms with AVG and even Avast when that one was tried.

Lately I've had the full version of VIPRE Premium so far doing a great job here of finding and removing at first hidden bugs in old zip file downloads for XP lingering as well as the firewall blocking scam sites as welll any that would drop a bug on you.

While many add Malwarebytes on I found Spyware Terminator tracked more data minors and use that on the second Vista install(dual boot with 64bit 7 host) not having gone for the unlimited license and not able to activate VIPRE again. That offers a Crawler IE toolbar as an option for filtering sites as well as a free version of Clam av and have to wonder if anyone knows how well that av is since not having tried it.

Multiple layers is always the end results once you see something slip past your av program however. I have yet to see one as I was saying before offer a 100% guaranty nothing can get through. HAR! Don't be fooled! Different programs are simply better at catching certain things.
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29 Jul 2010   #14
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Avast 5 and MSE ( like the scan with feature) I use both for now and also have malwarebytes. So far with due diligence no problems. Common sense goes a long way as well. I really wish Avast would get boot scan finished for 64 bit they say it's on it's way so we'll see it's a great feature IMO. Fabe
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29 Jul 2010   #15
freaky88

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

i like multilayered security, i know everyone says its bad but ive had no problems

pc tools firewall plus'
ad-aware free
fully activated malwarebytes
emsissoft a squared antimalware
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29 Jul 2010   #16
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I recommend Microsoft Security Essentials and avast! Free Antivirus.
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29 Jul 2010   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I recommend Microsoft Security Essentials.

I use MSE and only MSE.

I've, in the past used, McAffee, Norton, Comodo, ZoneAlarm, Avast, AVG, Kaspersky.

My vote is MSE.
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29 Jul 2010   #18
freaky88

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
I recommend Microsoft Security Essentials.

I use MSE and only MSE.

I've, in the past used, McAffee, Norton, Comodo, ZoneAlarm, Avast, AVG, Kaspersky.

My vote is MSE.
a squared rules all
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30 Jul 2010   #19
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

It's never so much which programs but what which programs will do especially when layering levels of protection. The updated av programs at this are starting to include things like adware/spyware sweepers with some also adding rootkit protections. Getting behind an effective firewall is another plus if you presenlty lack one.
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30 Jul 2010   #20
Mike8

Windows 7 32bit, Windows XP Pro., Ubunto.
 
 

Norton and McAfee have too large a footprint, and they want to include too much stuff to make it a complete package. When Peter Norton sold his product in the early days it was good and efficient, Symantec had over complicated it. Its too much processing power operating in the background. In any event for malware protection you need more than one trick up your sleeve. I would use security essentials or avg - and not loaded use the free malwarebytes or superantispyware, just in reserve to scan when needed.
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