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Windows 7: Looking for a decent free antivirus

4 Weeks Ago   #1
Aardvarkly

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Looking for a decent free antivirus

I would like to install one that allows me to disable it if needed (for test purposes). I sometimes want to download something for testing and my most recent experience with Sophos Home meant that my download was detected as malware and stopped in its tracks. There was no way to over-ride the detection so I was forced to uninstall Sophos completely. Is there another that I can switch off easily when needed? I understand the risks involved and usually while doing this I disconnect from the internet.


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

MSE >settings>untick real time protection
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
Aardvarkly

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Many thanks. I'll try it.
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You can also create c:\downloads, have almost all downloads go there, and exclude that directory from being monitored and scanned. Also exclude the default download directory somewhere within your user profile's documents area.
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

W10's windows defender will outlast W7''s windows defender.
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

MSE is just a baseline scanner.

Check out Immunet. Immunet AntiVirus
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi

KIS free has a pause option

Roy
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