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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

24 Aug 2009   #31
Corpsecrank

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Avira. I use it because it caught what AVG would not. That and AVG has had a poor history of not updating due to the update servers either being down or the program breaking when it did update.

So my anti-virus is Avira and has been and will be.

I have not settled in on a good anti-spyware program probably because there aren't any as far as I have seen.

I was using Ad-Aware for a long time just to scan once every couple of months. I switched to SuperAntiSpyware actually had the pay version for a while but it just had issues. I ran into instances where it would bug up and not want to load properly and things like that so I gave up on it.

Currently I am using IOBit Security 360 RC I think it is causing issues with 7 though so I wouldn't recommend it just yet. I may change that opinion once I figure out if it really is the cause of the problem or not. But until I am sure it is not something I would suggest using.


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24 Aug 2009   #32
visy199

XP SP2
 
 

Where are the great Antivirus programs like Kaspersky,Bitdefender,NOD32,Avira?

I use Avira Security Suite!
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24 Aug 2009   #33
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Yawn. All this AV talk
Well...

you ARE in the System Security forum.
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25 Aug 2009   #34
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
not public yet.
if you have a subscription you can dl it from microsoft connect.

look at this. http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

correct me if I'm wrong though ;P
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25 Aug 2009   #35
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Try to download it, a message will appear saying that they have stopped the download. However, you can get it from many other sites. Search Google.
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25 Aug 2009   #36
Paww

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Avast.

I have been using Avast for the past 2/3 years and combined with Comodo left me with a system uninfected despite being connected to a university student halls network absolutely plagued with viruses etc.

Haven't settled on a firewall this time around as I'm awaiting on a Windows 7 supported version of Comodo.
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25 Aug 2009   #37
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paww View Post
Haven't settled on a firewall this time around as I'm awaiting on a Windows 7 supported version of Comodo.
Comodo works just fine in Windows 7. I had it up and going with no issues (64-bit). Just too many damn prompts for me though.
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26 Aug 2009   #38
PainlessPhil

Windows 7
 
 

I use Comodo (with everything but the firewall component off) and NOD32 x64, once a week I do Malawarebytes and Spybot scans, I also use spybots immunization to block known bad sites in the hosts file. Maybe I'm paranoid, but........
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26 Aug 2009   #39
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Comodo is yet to submit its product to Virus Bulletin for testing. Because of this, I will be avoiding them
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26 Aug 2009   #40
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Avira is fine but my god when you install it and try to update the definitions it takes bleedin ages Now I use Avast and it works fine for me.
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