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Windows 7: What would you prefer?

09 Aug 2010   #31
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

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Off topic - Yes I am a great supporter of Vista also.
So am I - but I do prefer Avast/Avira - because they are free
Since the OP most likely means AVG free, I thing the "but" isn't necessary.

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Use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as your on-demand scanner.
That's only available in the paid for version.
MalwarBytes has on-demand scanning in the free version. It only lacks real-time protection and scheduled scanning in the free version. Any number of members use MalwarBytes as an on-demand scanner once or twice a week.

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I would prefer NOT to use either of those Anti-Virus programs.
Which ones? I started yawning a few posts back

The two asked about in the original post.


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09 Aug 2010   #32
madtownidiot

 

I've used both avast and avg (not at the same time of course), installed in computers I've sold or cleaned up for customers, and haven't been too impressed with either, as heuristics on both failed to detect any of the fake AV scams but would attack legitimate processes like a touchpad driver, whereas the computers I in which I installed comodo internet security (also free), stopped them in their tracks, but if you're not one of those people who thinks absolutely nothing of wiping a HDD and reinstalling windows occasionally to get rid of bloat and badly uninstalled programs, any AV is better than none at all
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09 Aug 2010   #33
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Group ... Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is not an Antivirus software program. It is an anti-spyware/anti-malware program and does not replace an Anti-Virus software program! It is to be used along with your Anti-virus application.
You can either purchase it, or use the free version to scan when you think you may have a problem (or just to check).

Do not confuse Anti-Virus and Anti-malware/Anti-Spyware applications!
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09 Aug 2010   #34
smarteyeball

 
 

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In what universe? Definitely not this one. MalwarBytes has on-demand scanning in the free version. It only lacks real-time protection and scheduled scanning in the free version.
I actually meant real-time and not on-demand.

I'd just woken up and made a simple bleary eyed mistake between the two. Look outside - the sky hasn't fallen.

And the 'but' was necessary since I was replying to someone with a paid for version.

Care to get on my case any more?
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09 Aug 2010   #35
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

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

MalwarBytes has on-demand scanning in the free version. It only lacks real-time protection and scheduled scanning in the free version.
I actually meant real-time and not on-demand.

I'd just woken up and made a simple bleary eyed mistake between the two. Look outside - the sky hasn't fallen.

And the 'but' was necessary since I was replying to someone with a paid for version.

Care to get on my case any more?
Gotcha. Just making sure readers knew that the software did indeed have on-demand scanning. If no one corrected you, then anyone could have read it, and assumed it to be true.
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09 Aug 2010   #36
smarteyeball

 
 

Fair enough.
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10 Aug 2010   #37
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
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Off topic - Yes I am a great supporter of Vista also.
So am I - but I do prefer Avast/Avira - because they are free
If you want everything Avast! and Avira offers, they are not free.
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