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Windows 7: Free AntiVirus

10 Oct 2010   #41
Jaq

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
Any the point is?

What's the point?

Dosen't all the comments above just prove there isn't a 'one solution fits all!'

I've used Avast, Avira, AvG and loads others. All have strengths and weaknesses (although I must admit - Avast and AvG seems to miss more virus's than others). Because of this I change my AV proggy once in a while.

Currently, I use Microsoft's and it has worked fine for a long time. I do use Avast on my daughter's pc. The reason? If anything gets through mine a different antivirus proggy might stop it spreading to my daughter's.

So my recommendation goes to MSE - backed up with Malwarebytes.

It must be said when I have had a bad infection which the others mentioned above won't clear I rely on Kaspersky (trial), used with Malwarebytes and sometimes a online detection scanner for an extra check.


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10 Oct 2010   #42
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

yep FREE is MSE's last name
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10 Oct 2010   #43
madtownidiot

 

The only problem with anything Microsoft offers for free ....you generally get what you pay for
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13 Oct 2010   #44
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

And just for the record:
Microsoft Security Essentials is certified by two of the industry’s leading independent certification authorities:
International Computer Security Association Labs (ICSA) and
West Coast Labs.

MSE received the most recent VB100 Award and certification from AV-Test.

Microsoft Security Essentials received the PC Advisor Awards 2010 - Best Free Software award

MSE is rated by Consumer Reports as a "Best Buy".
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13 Oct 2010   #45
GeorgeB

Windows 7
 
 

MSE is Awesome.
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13 Oct 2010   #46
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeorgeB View Post
MSE is Awesome.
A subjective comment.
There is no FACTUAL basis for your judgement

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13 Oct 2010   #47
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote:
Nearly two decades ago, Rodney King famously asked, "Can't we all get along?" For many, that question still rings true today. Can people of different races who prefer different antimalware programs really get along and be close friends?
Like Rodney Said, 'Can't We All Just Get Along?' : NPR

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13 Oct 2010   #48
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
And just for the record:

MSE is rated by Consumer Reports as a "Best Buy".
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13 Oct 2010   #49
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

bobtran,
I thought there might be a couple of people who would enjoy that tidbit of info. You mean that you don't buy all of computer software and hardware based upon Consumer Reports? I'm overwhelmed with disbelief.
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13 Oct 2010   #50
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
bobtran,
I thought there might be a couple of people who would enjoy that tidbit of info. You mean that you don't buy all of computer software and hardware based upon Consumer Reports? I'm overwhelmed with disbelief.

Karl,
Consumer Reports is no better than any other rag that's out there with their opinion, which by the way, is bought and paid for by the advertiser's in the magazine and the poor souls that subscribe to it! IMO
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