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Windows 7: What Anti-Virus should I install on Win7?

13 Sep 2009   #11
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Vipre


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13 Sep 2009   #12
Taliseian

Win 7 SP1
 
 

As Mickey Megabyte said, its more important to go with what feels best with you.

Pretty much all anti-virus/security software packages will be written or have been updated already to work with W7.


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13 Sep 2009   #13
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Of course there are a multitude of AV programs available, the best one is oft overlooked and used the least .... it lies between your ears!! Common sense and vigilance will do more to protect you against viruses than the peddlers of AV programs would have you think..

That being said, MSE is a solid program that offers good protection for the average user...
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14 Sep 2009   #14
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Another vote for NOD32
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14 Sep 2009   #15
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
+1.
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14 Sep 2009   #16
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Eset =)!
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14 Sep 2009   #17
rover3500

windows 7 Premium
 
 

All of the above are very good.Kapersky is brill,but does slow down file loading.I'm trying out a new free one from a company security leader,Forticlient internet security.Seems good so far,with vpn support.And the standard version is Free

FortiClient™ Features

* Extends Fortinet's comprehensive protection against viruses, spyware, keyloggers, trojans, worms, botnets, rootkits, adware, spam, phishing and greyware to PCs and laptops.
* Supports Windows 2000 on 32-bit, and both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
* Endpoint control and management
* IPSec VPN and SSL VPN clients
* Personal firewall
* Antivirus/antispyware
* Antispam protection
* Web content filtering
* WAN acceleration
* Application detection
* FortiGate, FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer support
* All inspection technologies supported by FortiGuard Subscription Service
32bit:
Code:
http://www.forticlient.com/files/FortiClientSetup_4.1.0.exe
64bit:
Code:
http://www.forticlient.com/files/FortiClientSetup_4.1.0_x64.exe
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14 Sep 2009   #18
Gilly

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
I use Avira, it is very good.
i always used Avira ,but ditched it because for some reason on 64bit i couldnt disable start up splash screens through the usual way that i did with 32bit is through regedit Open regedit and navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
In the right pane double-click avgnt and add /nosplash at the end of the path (ex. /min /nosplash). but theres know avgnt key in that registry location

has anyone found an alternativeway to disable splash screen?
if so please tell

edit found it...http://alexborisov.org/?p=44
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14 Sep 2009   #19
Antonvn

Windows XP SP3
 
 

I would recommend the latest Norton AV, or the corporate edition. Those one of the highest detection rates and low resource usage. Otherwise a solution like Kaspersky is good. Some other anti-virus products I don't prefer because they continiously prove to have low(er) detection rates and/or more resource usage.
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14 Sep 2009   #20
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Microsoft Security Essentials is free and seems good.
It also scores very high in detection rates as well, from av-comparitives.org.
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