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Windows 7: What would you prefer?

09 Aug 2010   #21
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I've decided to go with Avast. And i use to like MSE and Now tbh i dont like... i find its slow at scanning and i hate how it uses windows update to update.

On Another hand... when AVG was instaill it turned windows defender off. And when i instaill Avast it turn back on... should i leave it on or off?


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09 Aug 2010   #22
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
I've decided to go with Avast. And i use to like MSE and Now tbh i dont like... i find its slow at scanning and i hate how it uses windows update to update.

On Another hand... when AVG was instaill it turned windows defender off. And when i instaill Avast it turn back on... should i leave it on or off?
Turn Windows Defender OFF. Use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as your on-demand scanner.
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09 Aug 2010   #23
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
I've decided to go with Avast. And i use to like MSE and Now tbh i dont like... i find its slow at scanning and i hate how it uses windows update to update.

On Another hand... when AVG was instaill it turned windows defender off. And when i instaill Avast it turn back on... should i leave it on or off?
Mitch i agree with as far as MSSE scanning is slow but i dont keep Windows update on & MSSE update its own database & i dont get updates for my win 7....as far as win defender is concerned you can keep that off & use other anti-malware apps...with MSSE i keep it off bcz it solves both problem & even my OS tells me to keep 1 on not 2, so i choose MSSE....
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09 Aug 2010   #24
gautam7

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I also give my vote to avast. i m using it from a long time and its really low on resourse and has great detection rate. another reason i use it because of its user forum. the forum is very active and helpfull. they taken me out of problem few times
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09 Aug 2010   #25
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

I was hoping to try AVG 10 Beta but my data allowance is nearly up (stuck with mobile broadband for the time being).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
it is NOT bloated as claimed so often.
To anyone that thinks otherwise without trying the current version: Raymond.CC Antivirus Performance Benchmark Test
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09 Aug 2010   #26
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post

Suffice to say I am extremely happy & will keep using it. NO BSOD's, NO false positives & it is NOT bloated as claimed so often.
I just want to point out that as with anything, mileage will vary. I had to reinstall 7 before because of AVG deleting random program files belonging to iTunes and Format Factory. After it deleted the files I got pop-ups constantly from itunes and was unable to uninstall it, or reinstall it. I tried removing everything by hand, and that only made everything more unstable (i.e. BSODs every 5 minutes). It doesn't seem bloated for what it offers but this is a matter of opinion. You might use it for years, and have no problems at all. You might use it for a day, and everything go to heck. But this is usually true for all software.
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09 Aug 2010   #27
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post

Suffice to say I am extremely happy & will keep using it. NO BSOD's, NO false positives & it is NOT bloated as claimed so often.
I just want to point out that as with anything, mileage will vary. I had to reinstall 7 before because of AVG deleting random program files belonging to iTunes and Format Factory. After it deleted the files I got pop-ups constantly from itunes and was unable to uninstall it, or reinstall it. I tried removing everything by hand, and that only made everything more unstable (i.e. BSODs every 5 minutes). It doesn't seem bloated for what it offers but this is a matter of opinion. You might use it for years, and have no problems at all. You might use it for a day, and everything go to heck. But this is usually true for all software.
The user often is a contributing factor to any problems perceived or otherwise too.
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09 Aug 2010   #28
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post

Suffice to say I am extremely happy & will keep using it. NO BSOD's, NO false positives & it is NOT bloated as claimed so often.
I just want to point out that as with anything, mileage will vary. I had to reinstall 7 before because of AVG deleting random program files belonging to iTunes and Format Factory. After it deleted the files I got pop-ups constantly from itunes and was unable to uninstall it, or reinstall it. I tried removing everything by hand, and that only made everything more unstable (i.e. BSODs every 5 minutes). It doesn't seem bloated for what it offers but this is a matter of opinion. You might use it for years, and have no problems at all. You might use it for a day, and everything go to heck. But this is usually true for all software.
The user often is a contributing factor to any problems perceived or otherwise too.
How is a false positive by an AV user error?
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09 Aug 2010   #29
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I would prefer NOT to use either of those Anti-Virus programs.

quote from electrotune1200
Quote:
Round and round we go.....

An endless debate
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09 Aug 2010   #30
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post


Off topic - Yes I am a great supporter of Vista also.
So am I - but I do prefer Avast/Avira - because they are free

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frzwin7 View Post

Use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as your on-demand scanner.
That's only available in the paid for version.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I would prefer NOT to use either of those Anti-Virus programs.
Which ones? I started yawning a few posts back
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