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Windows 7: Best anti-virus?

29 Nov 2009   #21
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I think the term best is very subjective. If it were me, I would start with MSE, Microsoft Security Essentials, its made with Windows in mind and its free. If you do not like it uninstall and start over.


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29 Nov 2009   #22
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

This question is one that is asked a lot.

I believe it needs to be asked from time to time. I think a person has to evaluate their anti-virus every 2-3 months. What was good 3 months ago may not be as good now. Things are always changing.

I have always used Avast and I have switched to MSE to try it out. I have seen MSE delete malware from an infected machine but I have also seen it leave a rootkit on a machine that was already infected.

I like to evaluate my anti-virus every 30 days personally. I have switched a few times.
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29 Nov 2009   #23
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

what rank is viper ... someone can post a screenie with it ;p
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29 Nov 2009   #24
MadMatt

7600.16385 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
If Kaspersky didn't slowed down Explorer, I'd still be using it.
Not just IE, but windows explorer and office as well. try this, it works for me. perform a complete uninstall of Kaspersky, turn off Windows Defender (by its Tools>Option>in Administrator uncheck "Use this program". turn off Windows Firewall on all networks (by Control Panel>Windows Firewall). Finally, open services.msc from Start button>Run and disable Windows Defender Service and Windows Firewall Service. Make sure they are not Started(Stopped). Reinstall Kaspersky.

P.S. I dont know if you need to disable the services, I think it suffice only to turn them off by options, but just to be safe, saving resources too after all.
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29 Nov 2009   #25
MadMatt

7600.16385 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Here are the just released November results, which include Microsoft Security Essentials:
that makes G Data and Kaspersky the first ones, Avira got two stars becoz of False Positives, that's why Avira got 2 stars with a * on it.
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29 Nov 2009   #26
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMatt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
If Kaspersky didn't slowed down Explorer, I'd still be using it.
Not just IE, but windows explorer and office as well. try this, it works for me. perform a complete uninstall of Kaspersky, turn off Windows Defender (by its Tools>Option>in Administrator uncheck "Use this program". turn off Windows Firewall on all networks (by Control Panel>Windows Firewall). Finally, open services.msc from Start button>Run and disable Windows Defender Service and Windows Firewall Service. Make sure they are not Started(Stopped). Reinstall Kaspersky.

P.S. I dont know if you need to disable the services, I think it suffice only to turn them off by options, but just to be safe, saving resources too after all.
I was actually referring to Windows Explorer, sorry about that, I'm not much of a IE user myself, Google Chrome FTW.

Office as well huh?... Hmmmm.... Good to know.

Like I was saying on another thread, one of very first things I make sure I do right after performing a clean install of Windows (if not the first one), is the disabling of unnecessary services, and trust me, both Windows Defender & Windows Firewall fit that bill =)... (all this is done prior to the installation of AV + Firewall + Malware Agent, in this case: Kaspersky Internet Security 2010).

It sure didn't work for me.
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30 Nov 2009   #27
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Been testing G data for more than a week now. Looks very impressive.
I thought you weren't going to install any different av products...
I knew it wouldn't last...
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30 Nov 2009   #28
alvarogd

Windows 7 x64
 
 

IMO, anyone will be very secure using Prevx + MSE + DEP + LUA. Simple, light and effective.
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30 Nov 2009   #29
MadMatt

7600.16385 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMatt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
If Kaspersky didn't slowed down Explorer, I'd still be using it.
Not just IE, but windows explorer and office as well. try this, it works for me. perform a complete uninstall of Kaspersky, turn off Windows Defender (by its Tools>Option>in Administrator uncheck "Use this program". turn off Windows Firewall on all networks (by Control Panel>Windows Firewall). Finally, open services.msc from Start button>Run and disable Windows Defender Service and Windows Firewall Service. Make sure they are not Started(Stopped). Reinstall Kaspersky.

P.S. I dont know if you need to disable the services, I think it suffice only to turn them off by options, but just to be safe, saving resources too after all.
I was actually referring to Windows Explorer, sorry about that, I'm not much of a IE user myself, Google Chrome FTW.

Office as well huh?... Hmmmm.... Good to know.

Like I was saying on another thread, one of very first things I make sure I do right after performing a clean install of Windows (if not the first one), is the disabling of unnecessary services, and trust me, both Windows Defender & Windows Firewall fit that bill =)... (all this is done prior to the installation of AV + Firewall + Malware Agent, in this case: Kaspersky Internet Security 2010).

It sure didn't work for me.
Then you need to reinstall Kaspersky every once in a while, or wait for another fix from Kaspersky Lab, or, find another AV
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30 Nov 2009   #30
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMatt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMatt View Post

Not just IE, but windows explorer and office as well. try this, it works for me. perform a complete uninstall of Kaspersky, turn off Windows Defender (by its Tools>Option>in Administrator uncheck "Use this program". turn off Windows Firewall on all networks (by Control Panel>Windows Firewall). Finally, open services.msc from Start button>Run and disable Windows Defender Service and Windows Firewall Service. Make sure they are not Started(Stopped). Reinstall Kaspersky.

P.S. I dont know if you need to disable the services, I think it suffice only to turn them off by options, but just to be safe, saving resources too after all.
I was actually referring to Windows Explorer, sorry about that, I'm not much of a IE user myself, Google Chrome FTW.

Office as well huh?... Hmmmm.... Good to know.

Like I was saying on another thread, one of very first things I make sure I do right after performing a clean install of Windows (if not the first one), is the disabling of unnecessary services, and trust me, both Windows Defender & Windows Firewall fit that bill =)... (all this is done prior to the installation of AV + Firewall + Malware Agent, in this case: Kaspersky Internet Security 2010).

It sure didn't work for me.
Then you need to reinstall Kaspersky every once in a while, or wait for another fix from Kaspersky Lab, or, find another AV
I've been using Avira AntiVir Personal + PC Tools Firewall Plus for about ~3 weeks now.

Very happy with it.
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