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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

26 Aug 2009   #41

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
My recommendations, Microsoft Security Essentials (I think this has replaced Forefront and its free compared to priced).

Id also recommend nod32 either just their av or their security.

btw defender isnt av, its just malware.
Actually Forefront is a paid-for Business grade antivirus. It isnt free, and is not replaced by MSE. MSE is a free antivirus for consumers.

Also, my poll asks which security software. Sorry about the confusion, the post asks about antivirus, but i wanted to include defender in case anyone used it with Avast or another standalone antivirus w.o malware protection.

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27 Aug 2009   #42

Win7 64bit Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hybridfan View Post
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.
Really I haven't had that issue with avira in a long time. I think the last time I had that problem was a version or 2 ago.
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27 Aug 2009   #43

windows 7 RTM

Kaspersky - never let me down yet
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27 Aug 2009   #44
Andy Carr

Windows 7


Its caught one but how good it is who knows, scans very quickly considering the large amount of data I have 2.5tb.
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28 Aug 2009   #45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Strange. MSE won't install in XP Mode, saying it failed the validation check.
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28 Aug 2009   #46

Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP

MSE + Comodo. Windows Firewall failed some LeakTests
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28 Aug 2009   #47

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1

it all boils down to personal preference. there are a lot good av programs around. it comes down to a few factors. paid for or free, interface, resources, level of knowledge (basic or advanced). no anti-virus software is 100% reliable. you need to do some research and choose one that is right for you. I use NOD32 but if i discovered another program that did what i want better, i would switch.
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28 Aug 2009   #48

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I user Trend Worry free on my Server and workstations. So far so good, the only issue I've had is voice communications using MSN. Disabling the proxy service fixed that.
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27 Sep 2009   #49

Windows 7 Professional x64

~McAfee~ with Artemis Technology

I am very satisfied with it :)
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27 Sep 2009   #50

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seven4bian View Post
~McAfee~ with Artemis Technology

I am very satisfied with it :)
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