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

07 Feb 2011   #31
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I use Webroot Spysweeper with Anti virus it also has a Gamer Mode as well




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08 Feb 2011   #32
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Microsoft Security Essentials

Why?
1. It is free.
2. Does not bug me.
3. Personally, it seems to find more virus/infected files than NIS.
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08 Feb 2011   #33
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gobbetto View Post
AV-comparatives still has MSE 1.0; actual version is 2.0.657 and is a lot better, I use it and prefer it over EsetNOD32, AVG, Avira and avast! which I used in the past.

It doesn't seem very accurate to me to compare Norton 2011 with MSE v. 1.0; why they don't compare Norton 2008 with MSE 2.0?
MSE 2.0 was still in Beta until Dec 2010 and these companies don't test Beta software. I am sure going forward MSE 2.0 will be included. Its good to keep looking at new results as malware is always changing and the AV companies need to keep up.

Jim
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08 Feb 2011   #34
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeanP View Post
Microsoft Security Essentials

Why?
1. It is free.
2. Does not bug me.
3. Personally, it seems to find more virus/infected files than NIS.

Really ....????
THe Only good thing is it's FREE ...I'll pick Avast "Free Version" in the heart beat ...
You don't know how many infected pcs customers bring in a day and the only AV program that they have is MSE .....
Which is OK though ...i still have job to do ...
Peace .
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08 Feb 2011   #35
Daave

Windows XP
 
 

Go for Mac-cafe it is good, even i use the same.
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08 Feb 2011   #36
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote:
1. It is free.
Free but basic protection for the average user, it does not compete against the features of a complete AV suite

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2. Does not bug me.
All AVs including MSE cause problems and BSODs(mpfilter.sys) on some Win7 systems

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3. Personally, it seems to find more virus/infected files than NIS.
As nothing is 100% effective MSE also misses a lot of malware in some AV tests, it is not ranked as the 'best'
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09 Feb 2011   #37
Borg 386

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
As nothing is 100% effective MSE also misses a lot of malware in some AV tests, it is not ranked as the 'best'
That's it right there....nothing is 100% effective.
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09 Feb 2011   #38
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Nor is it a real requirement (100%), UNLESS you visit every existing dodgy website and open every spam email with virus attachments and fall for every social network scam that comes your way. Even someone with little computer knowledge would find it very hard to encounter every type of virus dispersal platform. A high coverage is all that is needed really.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
As nothing is 100% effective MSE also misses a lot of malware in some AV tests, it is not ranked as the 'best'
That's it right there....nothing is 100% effective.
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09 Feb 2011   #39
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

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10 Feb 2011   #40
MadSupra354

 

I'd recommend Norton, but I've heard Kaspersky is really good to. I've owned Norton 360 for 2 years and I've not had any problems. Norton only eats 6MB's of RAM on idle and about 70MB's when scanning.
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