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Windows 7: Windows 7 Antivirus poll.

26 Aug 2009   #21
The Blessed One

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
I will advise the exact opposite, to use Morro, and not use Norton.
Are you one of those who were fed up with the Norton system resource tax? I can assure you this is a thing of the past!


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26 Aug 2009   #22
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Blessed One View Post
Are you one of those who were fed up with the Norton system resource tax? I can assure you this is a thing of the past!
Not only that. It is impossible to get rid of! spent hours once on figuring out how to get it all deleted. It took 3 frickin hours!!!!!! but now i know what to do.
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26 Aug 2009   #23
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

While Norton performance might be a thing of the past, I'm not likely to use it since it costs money, I don't pirate software and there are plenty of free alternatives which meet my needs.
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26 Aug 2009   #24
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Not only that. It is impossible to get rid of! spent hours once on figuring out how to get it all deleted. It took 3 frickin hours!!!!!! but now i know what to do.
See Norton isn't all that bad, it taught you something that you didn't know. How to remove its product.
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26 Aug 2009   #25
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Hopefully ask mustangman16 It took a clean re-install to get rid of it
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26 Aug 2009   #26
CrunchDude

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard x64
 
 

I like ESET, as it is one of VERY few 64-bit anti-virus programs. I tested it out, too, and it found everything I threw at it, including some known false positives. It is also quite lightweight.

One thing I do not do, as it is unnecessary, which is to install entire security suites. They tend to be constantly nagging you, forcing you to make decisions, and being interruptive in ways that YOU, the user, have to figure out. lol...

And figure out is what most people of course won't do, so whose at fault again? The big, bad Microsoft. It always comes down to Microsoft when people are too stupid to operate a computer.

Bottom line, you don't need anti-malware/spyware, etc. software while you're playing with the wolves that lurk everywhere when you go online. Vista's firewall was great, and Windows 7's (with advanced security), is likely just as reliable. That's all you really need.

Back to virus scanners: I'm using eset now, but uI've also used 32-bit virus apps, such as AVG (the free edition), which honestly is just fine.

Unfortunately, the most important component of any software is what you can't buy, but it's also free! Common sense.
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26 Aug 2009   #27
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Not only that. It is impossible to get rid of! spent hours once on figuring out how to get it all deleted. It took 3 frickin hours!!!!!! but now i know what to do.
They usually have Norton Removal Tool.

I didn't use Norton for a while but check their site next time.
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27 Aug 2009   #28
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

None
Simple, I just do not use AV softwares.
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27 Sep 2009   #29
seven4bian

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

McAfee (http://beta.mcafee.com) is the best. It's lightweight and has 'cloud' active protection (codename "Artemis") or full online heuristic detection. All antivirus will delete infected files but McAfee can clean most of them.
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27 Sep 2009   #30
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seven4bian View Post
McAfee (http://beta.mcafee.com) is the best. It's lightweight and has 'cloud' active protection (codename "Artemis") or full online heuristic detection. All antivirus will delete infected files but McAfee can clean most of them.
Mcafee beta still has some false positives and its missing many features. I will hold on till the final release.
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