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Windows 7: looking for a new antivirus

29 Jul 2010   #1
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
looking for a new antivirus

i have had norton antivirus for over 2 years now and to be honest it works very well, but the main problem is the fact that i can only have it on a single pc, otherwise i have to spend like $100 more to put it on all my pcs which is a huge rip off

are there any antivirus programs that work well and that i can put on all my pcs for a single payment?


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29 Jul 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I use Microsoft Security Essentials on all the computers in my home. It has always ran well, and best of all, its 100% free for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 users.
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29 Jul 2010   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

MSE is a good choice, as is Avast Free..
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29 Jul 2010   #4
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, monster528.

ESET has multi-computer coverage -- for a fee. When you split the cost among several PC's it is quite reasonable, particularly the 2-year, three computer program. See ESET Smart Security - Internet Firewall, Antivirus, Antispam

For opinions on antivirus programs see What's the Best Anti-Malware?.

If you're interested in free-for-personal-use antivirus programs, I recommend checking the following:

avast! 5 Home Edition
Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic
Microsoft Security Essentials
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29 Jul 2010   #5
Night Hawk

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

Most companies will charge $80 or more for more then one pc. For two systems VIPRE's $40 per machine was $80 with the $120 option for unlimited pcs. I should have spend the extra $40 then since the unlimited would have also covered dual booting different versions.
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29 Jul 2010   #6
Azuremein

 
 

I recently have gotten into a security craze, after a lot of research (and personal experience now) I find there is a 3 program combination that is amazing- Like many people have already said, MSE is the first I'd recommend, which that by it's self is a very good AV. If you want to go one step further, Malwarebytes is a program that specializes in... well... Malware! Lol. The last thing I recommend is the COMODO firewall. These three things work in harmony together for amazing protection. A bit of advice, I don't know for sure, but a lot of firewalls start to misbehave if you have more than one active at the same time, so I'd disable the Windows firewall.
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29 Jul 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monster528 View Post
i have had norton antivirus for over 2 years now and to be honest it works very well, but the main problem is the fact that i can only have it on a single pc, otherwise i have to spend like $100 more to put it on all my pcs which is a huge rip off

are there any antivirus programs that work well and that i can put on all my pcs for a single payment?
Norton for 3 PC's under $100.
Firewall - Anti Virus - Phishing Protection | Norton 360
Spyware Remover - Security Software - Norton Internet Security
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29 Jul 2010   #8
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
MSE is a good choice, as is Avast Free..
+1

Been using both together for a while now. Not sure which one I will keep when I choose.
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29 Jul 2010   #9
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have tried a lot of them and to date I am most happy with Kaspersky Home Computer Security - Kaspersky Lab United States
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29 Jul 2010   #10
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

awesome guys thanks. do these programs work very well? i mean i have had norton for like 3 or 4 years and have always been able to remove and block all the viruses i have ever had.

does avg and MSE have auto protection?

also when i download a file and its infected norton is able to automatically remove the file. thats the most important for me cuz i ALWAYS download files, like constantly
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