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Windows 7: Best antivirus?

24 Jul 2011   #1
TheComputerMan

 
Best antivirus?

Hi. how antivirus is best and you recommend? PLZ HELP ME
Please select of this: avast!, ESET SMART SECURITY and other best antiviruses.
THX


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24 Jul 2011   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

There is no 'best' antivirus
What's the Best Anti-virus?
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24 Jul 2011   #3
Jaymie1989

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hi,

Alot of people will probably tell you the same as me.

Avast AV along with Microsoft Security Essentials, ESET and AntiVir are all good AV programs.

I am using Avast AV but I have used all the others as well. ESET requires you to buy it unless you only want a free 30 day trial but they are all available for you to try them as well.
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24 Jul 2011   #4
TheComputerMan

 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaymie1989 View Post
Hi,

Alot of people will probably tell you the same as me.

Avast AV along with Microsoft Security Essentials, ESET and AntiVir are all good AV programs.

I am using Avast AV but I have used all the others as well. ESET requires you to buy it unless you only want a free 30 day trial but they are all available for you to try them as well.
yes ESET requires buy and how avast using? Free?
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24 Jul 2011   #5
Jaymie1989

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I am using the free Avast AV.

I have gone through each AV programs and tried them all from Kaspersky AV, Norton, ESET, Avast, AVG, MSE, and more.

For free use either Avast, MSE, AntiVir or AVG.
If you are looking to buy then I would get Kaspersky
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24 Jul 2011   #6
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarcoMJF View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaymie1989 View Post
Hi,

Alot of people will probably tell you the same as me.

Avast AV along with Microsoft Security Essentials, ESET and AntiVir are all good AV programs.

I am using Avast AV but I have used all the others as well. ESET requires you to buy it unless you only want a free 30 day trial but they are all available for you to try them as well.
yes ESET requires buy and how avast using? Free?
Test each trial version of most antivirus and see what suites you the best
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24 Jul 2011   #7
TheComputerMan

 

Ok, ok, go testing.
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24 Jul 2011   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If there were a true "Best" antivirus, it's what we would all be using and everybody would agree. We all have different needs, we all prefer different things, so you will have to play on your own and see what suites you best.

I use Trend at work, Avast on my wife's computer and MSE on my computer. As long as I have something, I'm ok.
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24 Jul 2011   #9
Borg 386

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

The "best" AV is common sense. Don't go clicking on suspicious things, don't d/l questionable software (Cracks, Etc.), stay away from questionable sites. If your PC starts acting "funny", do some investigating.

Whichever AV you choose, remember that it will work best if you keep your AV defs up to date.

And keep the rest of your system programs up to date. Secunia will do a good job of telling you if there's an update available for a program, and it's free.

Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) - Introduction
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24 Jul 2011   #10
Warlockz

7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

An Internet Security Suite would be one of your best options. Also take the advice of Borg 386!

Comodo Internet Security, the best part is its Free

Internet Security Includes:

  • Antivirus: Tracks down and destroy any existing malware hiding in a PC.
  • Anti-Spyware: Detects spyware threats and destroys each infection.
  • Anti-Rootkit: Scans, detects & removes rootkits on your computer.
  • Bot Protection: Prevents malicious software turning your PC into a zombie.
  • Defense+: Protects critical system files and blocks malware before it installs.
  • Auto Sandbox Technology™: Runs unknown files in an isolated environment where they can cause no damage.
  • Memory Firewall: Cutting-edge protection against sophisticated buffer overflow attacks.
  • Anti-Malware Kills malicious processes before they can do harm.

Click on the "Try Pro FREE for 1 year!*" text that is under the Red Free Download Button to download and you will have the pro version free for 1 year! The only difference between the free and pro versions is the free version doesn't come with, 1 year Remote Security & System Support, $500 Virus-Free Guarantee*, and $15,000 Identity Protection Coverage*


I have tested most of the top Internet security suites against many zero day viruses ect in virtual machines and none of them compare to the capabilities of Comodo Internet Security 5, except Norton Internet Security 2011, and Online Armor ++.

Comodo Internet Security was running in Proactive mode.

But in the end it is really up to the user what works for their needs, and what they feel comfortable using.
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