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Windows 7: Anti-virus

08 Jan 2011   #1
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Anti-virus

I think I might have a virus, is there any freeware programs I can use to scan.


thanks!


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08 Jan 2011   #2
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

There is Malwarebytes, and Microsoft Security Essentials. I would start with Malwarebytes though
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08 Jan 2011   #3
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Microsoft Security Essentials.
Avast
AVG
Avira
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08 Jan 2011   #4
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
I think I might have a virus, is there any freeware programs I can use to scan.


thanks!
Avast is a popular choice. Some also like to use Microsoft Security Essentials
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08 Jan 2011   #5
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ie9 View Post
There is Malwarebytes, and Microsoft Security Essentials. I would start with Malwarebytes though
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
Microsoft Security Essentials.
Avast
AVG
Avira
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
I think I might have a virus, is there any freeware programs I can use to scan.


thanks!
Avast is a popular choice. Some also like to use Microsoft Security Essentials
Thanks everyone I just installed all of them and I am running a scan. I had a blue screen of death come up so I thought something might be wrong it was right after I installed something so I deleted it and I did not type any passwords or anything in I'm going to change my info after I scan and remove whatever is there.
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08 Jan 2011   #6
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

A BSOD could be a driver issue too. Post the Malwarebytes findings when you're done
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08 Jan 2011   #7
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You should only have one installed at a time.
They can conflict with each other and having four installed at the same time is a no-no.
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08 Jan 2011   #8
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

What do you mean by ''I installed all of them"? You shouldn't run multiple antivirus programs simultaneously which may result in conflicts, blue screens, slow downs.
However, malwarebytes can be used in congestion with other.
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08 Jan 2011   #9
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ie9 View Post
A BSOD could be a driver issue too. Post the Malwarebytes findings when you're done




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
You should only have one installed at a time.
They can conflict with each other and having four installed at the same time is a no-no.
Ok, what is the best one to have?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
What do you mean by ''I installed all of them"? You shouldn't run multiple antivirus programs simultaneously which may result in conflicts, blue screens, slow downs.
However, malwarebytes can be used in congestion with other.
Ok, what is the best one to have?
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08 Jan 2011   #10
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I was skeptical about using a Microsoft product for protection, but it does a good job.
Many people have mentioned Malwarebytes.

Basically pick one and test it out for awhile.
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