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Windows 7: What virus/spyware program to get for 7 64?

26 Oct 2009   #11
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Avast is in late beta with version 5. Its looking very good. You can read about it (and download from the first post) here: Beta


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26 Oct 2009   #12
stew2

 

Yeah sorry, i cant beleive i missed the bit about him needing 64bit as to my knowledge there are no supported 64bit sandboxes available. But my antivirus suggestions were OK lol.
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27 Oct 2009   #13
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
The best free option in my opinion is Microsoft Security Essentials.
Ok this one seems to be the most suggested one for free.

I assume this is for a 64 bit?

Do I need spybot or adaware or anything on top of MSE?

Does MSE expire or anything? Do I get it because I have a copy of Win 7 64?
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27 Oct 2009   #14
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There's one for 32 or 64 bit Vista/Win7. Pick the appropriate one.

It's a full AV, you don't really need other antispyware programs with it, but you can, just not recommended to have 2 AV's installed together. Malwarebytes is good for a manual scanner to have.

It doesn't expire. It's free.
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27 Oct 2009   #15
mdmogren

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
The best free option in my opinion is Microsoft Security Essentials.
Ok this one seems to be the most suggested one for free.

I assume this is for a 64 bit?

Do I need spybot or adaware or anything on top of MSE?

Does MSE expire or anything? Do I get it because I have a copy of Win 7 64?
MSE comes in both 64 and 32 bit flavors, the fact that you're worried about this probably means you're coming from XP? If you run 7 with UAC and MSE and aren't a complete moron you'll be very safe... no other software required...
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12 Nov 2009   #16
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Best free AV IMO is Avast and MSE.
Dinesh, I would like your expert opinion. I have 3 licenses of Norton 2009 still unused (planned to install when I got all computers up and runnign 7) but I am now running MSE and I am pretty happy with it. I heard good things about NAV2009, in oposition to N360, which I have now and think slows everything down.
Should I stick to MSE? I think it is running just great.
Tks
Hi wally, sorry for the late reply. If you've got NAV09 license, you can use it with NIS 2010 which is the best paid anti virus out there. I m running NAV2010 on my girlfriend's PC. When I sometimes check the Security history(log), it shows that it has saved her PC many times. On the other hand, MSE just offers basic protection against virus and spyware. NAV2010 contains a lot more security features than MSE.

Note   Note
The below advice is only for expert users.

You can still run NAV2010 and MSE together on a same PC without any performance impacts. But as said by most geeks and n00bs, its not a good practice to run 2 AV on same pc. So even I would not recommend running 2 AV on same PC. Im just saying that they can play well together.

Back to your question, NAV2010 is also the best software in terms of detection, removal and resource usage. Definitely an ideal choice.
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12 Nov 2009   #17
halfdriven

Windows 7
 
 

I am running Comodo free, its an av/firewall and have experienced no issues AntiVirus and SSL Certificates - Internet Security Software | Comodo
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12 Nov 2009   #18
Avast

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I m currently using Avast 5 beta and its running pretty well. I m sure, when Avast 5 will be out, it will kick out AVG and MSE.
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12 Nov 2009   #19
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Thanks Dinesh!
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12 Nov 2009   #20
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Thanks Dinesh!
No problem.
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