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Windows 7: Which Antivirus is Best?????????

07 Feb 2011   #21
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

The best AV is the one you keep up to date, doesn't conflict with anything on your system and offers regular updates. The next best one is common sense. If you go looking for hacks/cracks or other questionable things, even the best AV will be overwhelmed.

This is not saying that staying on safe sites will protect you 100%, in the last few months, even well known "safe" sites have been hacked with malicious code and malware banners.

A little common sense and paranoia go a long ways on the net.

For a free AV, many people in this forum recommend MSE, with updates 3 or more times a day and low system resource usage.

For paid versions, you'll have to do the research. Don't be surprised if the one that ranked #1 on one or 2 tests ranks last in others. You can look at 20 different tests and get 20 different results/opinions. In the end, you'll probably have to choose which one you trust.


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07 Feb 2011   #22
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

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low system resource usage.
MSE uses 50MB+ compared to other products
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07 Feb 2011   #23
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Mines hovering at about 45MB, but it's never actually slowed the sys. Norton says 47MB, but I'm sure that all fluctuates. Comodos at 20MB
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07 Feb 2011   #24
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Mines hovering at about 45MB, but it's never actually slowed the sys. Norton says 47MB, but I'm sure that all fluctuates. Comodos at 20MB
Last time I tried MSE2 it used ~60MB, KIS used ~20Mb and Avast6b used ~15MB
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07 Feb 2011   #25
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

I have my sys configured so it's running MSE, Norton 360 (AV & the other stuff) and Comodo Firewall & Defense. I know I'm taking a little hit, but it all plays well together. (knock on wood)

The Norton 360 was from a friend who had a 3 lic version and let me take it for a "test drive". So far it (Norton) seems to run smoothly.
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07 Feb 2011   #26
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I've tried all versions of MSE, and it just muches ram. v1, v2, doesn't matter. I keep reading on this forum that "MSE is light" and I wonder what people are looking at?
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07 Feb 2011   #27
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 

Well i dont remember how much Mse used but it was lither than KIS 11 and Norton 11 but Eset is the lightest
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07 Feb 2011   #28
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

here's my ram measurements: bear in mind that with mse, windows firewall is also running, taking up some more ram.

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i'm not that bothered by a few megs here and there - i've got over 4000 of them, and that isn't the deciding factor over which is the 'best'.

i was a longtime kaspersky user since about 2007 i think. then kis2010 and an early build of kis2011 gave me problems in my fave online shooter (bfbc2) where i would freeze every now and then, presenting a juicy target. so i started using mse for a few months, with no problems - it's a great av, and i recommend it to everybody.

this kis/bc2 problem has now been fixed, and i've recently started using it again, with no problems - it's a great av (and more!).

i have to quote this post again - +1


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
The best AV is the one you keep up to date, doesn't conflict with anything on your system and offers regular updates. The next best one is common sense. If you go looking for hacks/cracks or other questionable things, even the best AV will be overwhelmed.

This is not saying that staying on safe sites will protect you 100%, in the last few months, even well known "safe" sites have been hacked with malicious code and malware banners.

A little common sense and paranoia go a long ways on the net.

For a free AV, many people in this forum recommend MSE, with updates 3 or more times a day and low system resource usage.

For paid versions, you'll have to do the research. Don't be surprised if the one that ranked #1 on one or 2 tests ranks last in others. You can look at 20 different tests and get 20 different results/opinions. In the end, you'll probably have to choose which one you trust.


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07 Feb 2011   #29
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

[QUOTE=mickey megabyte;1228435]here's my ram measurements: bear in mind that with mse, windows firewall is also running, taking up some more ram.


When it comes down to saving my Pc ....i don't consider Ram usage is a problem ...?
But rather how good the iob it does .....Make sense ...?
So far so good with these 2 ...
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07 Feb 2011   #30
Matt2488

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
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offers the best Internet security
There is no 'Best'

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Registry cleaners
Useless on Windows 7

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Windows is a closed source system. Developers of registry cleaners do not have the core code of Windows 7 and are not working on definitive information, but rather they are going on past knowledge and experience. Automatic cleaners will usually have to do some guesswork.

Modifying registry keys incorrectly can cause Windows instability, or make Windows unbootable. No registry cleaner is completely safe and the potential is ever present to cause more problems than they claim to fix.

Registry cleaners cannot distinguish between good and bad. If you run a registry cleaner, it will delete all those keys which are obsolete and sitting idle; but in reality, those keys may well be needed by some programs or windows at a later time.

Windows 7 is much more efficient at managing the registry than previous Windows versions. Even if you use the CCleaner registry to delete keys left over when uninstalling programs, these few keys will not make 1 millisecond's difference in performance. If you run CCleaner or any other registry cleaner and do not know precisely what you are doing, you will have problems down the road. There are no gains to be had from using a registry cleaner and the risk is great.

Forget all the "wisdom" you learned about XP. Windows 7 is not XP and does not manage the registry the same as XP.
I wasn't aware of that improvement in W7. I'm still using Vista and XP, and should be getting my upgrade sometime this week or next week hopefully.

As far as Comodo being the best, I believe their security software is the best. The companies main focus is prevention rather than detection. Preventing your system from getting effected is the best defense and that's what Comodo does, detection and removing threats is the 2nd priority.

Blacklisting is ineffective because new viruses and malware are being created constantly on a daily basis. Whitelisting is the approach Comodo takes which is much more effective, if it's not a known safe application, it doesn't get through.
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