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Windows 7: Poll: Which type of antivirus do you use, recommend?

View Poll Results: Which security software, if any, do you use
Microsoft Forefront Client Security 14 8.81%
McAfee Antivirus 7 4.40%
Avast! Antivirus Home Edition 34 21.38%
Windows Defender 15 9.43%
Norton of any kind 18 11.32%
Other 83 52.20%
None 10 6.29%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 159. You may not vote on this poll

04 Oct 2009   #91
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Bull Guard is one of the windows 7 security providers.


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04 Oct 2009   #92
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Now installing AhnLab - Antivirus Software and Security Solutions Provider

Edit: Amazing detections.

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04 Oct 2009   #93
apple2005

windows seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Avast is way better than AVG in terms of detection, less false positives and low on resources. Besides, many Gurus here prefer Microsoft Security Essentials.
Here's a good review about antivirus: AV-Comparatives picks seven on-demand antimalware winners - Ars Technica
Thanks once again. I have removed AVG and just installed avast home edition. Lets see.
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04 Oct 2009   #94
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apple2005 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Avast is way better than AVG in terms of detection, less false positives and low on resources. Besides, many Gurus here prefer Microsoft Security Essentials.
Here's a good review about antivirus: AV-Comparatives picks seven on-demand antimalware winners - Ars Technica
Thanks once again. I have removed AVG and just installed avast home edition. Lets see.
You are welcome mate. You made good choice. However, one big reason to uninstall Avast is its interface. The CD player look doesnt do for most of the ppl and then they end up uninstalling it. If you feel so, then you can go for Free antivirus - Avira AntiVir.
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04 Oct 2009   #95
apple2005

windows seven
 
 

hahahaahha!Thanks mate. You hit the centre. It is really like the CD player interface.
I found on the review site you provided that it is better than the other. So I selected it.
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04 Oct 2009   #96
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apple2005 View Post
hahahaahha!Thanks mate. You hit the centre. It is really like the CD player interface.
I found on the review site you provided that it is better than the other. So I selected it.
You will see me keep changing my anti virus every 3rd day. Not because i cannot buy one and stick to it, but because its my passion to test different anti virus software. Today, being a week off, so far i've tried Panda Global Protection 2010 beta, Rising Internet Security 2009, BullGuard Internet Security 8.7, Microsoft Security Essentials and now trying Bit Defender Internet Security 2010.
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04 Oct 2009   #97
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Dinesh,

If you are going to teat an AV software you need to give it a little longer that 3 days.

I would suggest at least a month to ensure you catch at least one patch Tuesday and also to see the general speed of catching zero day attacks and the like.

Also of course this should be performed on a fully patched standard install with the same set of programs with no other security software running apart from that provided with the OS. This is so that an update to the firewall could prevent an infection that would have got through under the conditions in place for another product

Because of the chance of infection I would also suggest that all tests are performed within an fully isolated virtual machine that may be imaged and then deleted and replaced as required

None of this meant as criticism, just some hopefully helpful guidelines I'm sure others would be able to add to these with other suggestions
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04 Oct 2009   #98
apple2005

windows seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apple2005 View Post
hahahaahha!Thanks mate. You hit the centre. It is really like the CD player interface.
I found on the review site you provided that it is better than the other. So I selected it.
You will see me keep changing my anti virus every 3rd day. Not because i cannot buy one and stick to it, but because its my passion to test different anti virus software. Today, being a week off, so far i've tried Panda Global Protection 2010 beta, Rising Internet Security 2009, BullGuard Internet Security 8.7, Microsoft Security Essentials and now trying Bit Defender Internet Security 2010.
But where you will land then? Ultimately which one you liked? you should write reviews as well. Any way I respect your passion.
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04 Oct 2009   #99
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apple2005 View Post
But where you will land then? Ultimately which one you liked? you should write reviews as well. Any way I respect your passion.
Thanks. I have written lots of reviews on different AV already. You will find it in the security thread.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Dinesh,

If you are going to teat an AV software you need to give it a little longer that 3 days.

I would suggest at least a month to ensure you catch at least one patch Tuesday and also to see the general speed of catching zero day attacks and the like.

Also of course this should be performed on a fully patched standard install with the same set of programs with no other security software running apart from that provided with the OS. This is so that an update to the firewall could prevent an infection that would have got through under the conditions in place for another product

Because of the chance of infection I would also suggest that all tests are performed within an fully isolated virtual machine that may be imaged and then deleted and replaced as required

None of this meant as criticism, just some hopefully helpful guidelines I'm sure others would be able to add to these with other suggestions
Yeah i have actually decided to give it more time as nothing unusual can happen in mere 3 days. Thanks for the suggestion Nigel. BTW, my processor doesnt support virtualization.
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04 Oct 2009   #100
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Thanks for the suggestion Nigel. BTW, my processor doesnt support virtualization.
Of course, there are plenty of higher performance virtualization apps which don't require hardware virtulization. VMWare and Sun VirtualBox are both free products which absolutely run circles around the Windows Virtual PC and XP Mode, without requiring hardware virtualization.
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