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Windows 7: MS Security Essentials

25 Jun 2011   #51
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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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?

YOU are the best AV!
If you use good judgement on where you go and what you download you will be fine.
Don't know who sent you an e-mail or attachment don't open it.
Just plain old common sense will keep you and your computer out of harms way. IMHO
THW


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25 Jun 2011   #52
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I agree for the most part, but even the most secure and trusted web site can be hijacked, and infected with drive-by's. For that reason alone is why I rely on virtualization. If I land on an infected site, and my browser gets slammed, all I have to do is close my browser, and it never happened.

I do agree with you though.....almost
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25 Jun 2011   #53
curtiswardwell

 

I am an employed with the local school system in my city. I have used MSE since it first came out and no have any issues with viruses or spyware, like most have mentioned before me I am a safe down loader and ony use trusted sities. The school system just recently dumped Norton and switched to MSE. Hope this helps with your decision. By no means am I an avid Microsoft fan, but there are some things that Micorsoft does right and a lot of things not so right.
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25 Jun 2011   #54
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

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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.
As to the security community, comments made by many security experts include removing Avira from the list of recommended programs. As to the Wilders community, on the whole, I wouldn't say they are very pleased with the direction Avira has gone. I suggest reading both the Wilders topic as well as the linked DSLReports topic. Avira Software Has Gone To The Dark Side

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DBone, you know enough to ignore the Uniblue and Credit Monitoring offering. With so many people easily duped into purchasing rogue software, how many will fall for the advertisements by the provider of their antivirus software?

Could it be that Avira has constructions costs to cover? AVIRA News - Avira opens new company building in Tettnang?

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The project was financed by company resources and a loan from the KfW Bankengruppe, provided by Sparkasse Bodensee. The second and final construction phase has already started and will add another 50,000 square feet to the building complex, bringing it to a total of 155,000 square feet. The move-in-date is scheduled for early 2012. The second construction phase will cost US$ 12 million.
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25 Jun 2011   #55
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

See this is why I don't get personally invested in software. People just love to believe that what they are using is the best despite any evidence to the contrary.

I don't have that problem because I never become personally attached to a piece of software.
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25 Jun 2011   #56
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Corrine, I am definitely less then thrilled about avast!'s partnership with CreditAlert, and you can see my opinions on the matter over at the avast! forums ( ** INTRODUCING: NEW BETA VERSION OF AVAST - 6.0.1184 ** ). So far, avast! isn't pushing the service to its users. They made the service a voluntary opt-in service, and there will be no pop-ups or banners to nag the user, unless they opt-in. They had better keep it that way, or I will be installing a different AV!
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25 Jun 2011   #57
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

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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 Avast runs fine on your rig, theres no reason to change. However i wouldnt completely ignore what others have to say
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25 Jun 2011   #58
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DBone View Post
I agree for the most part, but even the most secure and trusted web site can be hijacked, and infected with drive-by's. For that reason alone is why I rely on virtualization. If I land on an infected site, and my browser gets slammed, all I have to do is close my browser, and it never happened.

I do agree with you though.....almost
Sandboxie makes every A/V look good
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25 Jun 2011   #59
Markmental

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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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 Avast runs fine on your rig, theres no reason to change. However i wouldnt completely ignore what others have to say
I know i think i just worded it wrong
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25 Jun 2011   #60
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

I dont know if this will mean anything, but with most of the free A/Vs being products that come from europe, spain, etc. And the situation with the euro , it might be safer to trust the folks in redmond, wa.
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