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Windows 7: MS Security Essentials

25 Jun 2011   #31
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Markmental View Post
i might check out comodo im just av jumping. try one uninstall it and try another one.
If im not mistaken, installing and un-installing A/Vs is not that good for the registry. Are you useing a VM or Returnil for testing so you dont effect the registry? Do you have a back up O/S copy at the ready? If not you might be looking at a fresh OS re- install in your future


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25 Jun 2011   #32
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I haven't been running into many problems with comodo when debugging, it might be a good one to try.
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25 Jun 2011   #33
Markmental

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Markmental View Post
i might check out comodo im just av jumping. try one uninstall it and try another one.
If im not mistaken, installing and un-installing A/Vs is not that good for the registry. Are you useing a VM or Returnil for testing so you dont effect the registry? Do you have a back up O/S copy at the ready? If not you might be looking at a fresh OS re- install in your future
I have recovery discs and It's a fairly new install. I deicided to ignore what people say and keep Avast
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25 Jun 2011   #34
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

People are basically going to do whatever they feel like at the end of the day.
I do personally think you chose one of the poorest decisions for win 7 though.
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25 Jun 2011   #35
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Markmental View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I be he View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Markmental View Post
i might check out comodo im just av jumping. try one uninstall it and try another one.
If im not mistaken, installing and un-installing A/Vs is not that good for the registry. Are you useing a VM or Returnil for testing so you dont effect the registry? Do you have a back up O/S copy at the ready? If not you might be looking at a fresh OS re- install in your future
I have recovery discs and It's a fairly new install. I deicided to ignore what people say and keep Avast

If you decided to ignore what people suggested then why did you pose the question?
THW
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25 Jun 2011   #36
Markmental

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Markmental View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I be he View Post
If im not mistaken, installing and un-installing A/Vs is not that good for the registry. Are you useing a VM or Returnil for testing so you dont effect the registry? Do you have a back up O/S copy at the ready? If not you might be looking at a fresh OS re- install in your future
I have recovery discs and It's a fairly new install. I deicided to ignore what people say and keep Avast

If you decided to ignore what people suggested then why did you pose the question?
THW
well i just found out it can hurt my registry.
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25 Jun 2011   #37
Markmental

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
People are basically going to do whatever they feel like at the end of the day.
I do personally think you chose one of the poorest decisions for win 7 though.
from Wikipedia
  • In 2006, Avast! antivirus won the Secure Computing Readers' Trust Award for best antivirus.[5]
  • In August 2008, Avast! antivirus was awarded the "Advanced+" rating by the independent testing company AV Comparatives.[14] This is the highest rating awarded by AV Comparatives.[15]
  • In February 2009, Avast! antivirus was awarded the "Advanced" rating by AV Comparatives.[16] This is the second-highest rating awarded by AV Comparatives.[15]
  • In August 2009, Avast! antivirus was again awarded the "Advanced+" rating by AV Comparatives.[17][18]
  • In December 2010, Avast! free antivirus was awarded the VB100 award, conducted by Virus Bulletin.[19]
  • In December 2010, Avast! Internet Security was awarded Silver for proactive detection rate of new/unknown malware (~56%, with 21 false positives)[20]
  • In 2010, Avast! made the top 10 most-downloaded list on CNET Downloads
Doesn't sound poor to me

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25 Jun 2011   #38
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

A billion rewards doesn't counter the fact that among AV's it's the most common to cause issues in windows 7. More often than not they are full blown BSOD crashes.
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25 Jun 2011   #39
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

This is the only site that I frequent that pushes MSE. I know why, as it's a forum that many Microsoft fans populate. OP, if you are interested in the best free AV you can download, check out Wilders Security Forums - Powered by vBulletin and spend some time there.

All programs have their pros and cons, and AVs are no exception. On other security forums, avast! is highly thought of by most people, and MSE is not. Like I said, I have 1st have knowledge of over a dozen machines running avast! Free, Pro and AIS, all without a single problem in over 2yrs................No, the sky is not falling.
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25 Jun 2011   #40
Markmental

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
A billion rewards doesn't counter the fact that among AV's it's the most common to cause issues in windows 7. More often than not they are full blown BSOD crashes.
alright, what is the absolute best av for windows 7?
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