Free Antivirus


  1. Posts : 702
    Windows 7 Pro
       #1

    Free Antivirus


    Does anyone look at this site anymre?

    I am still using Windows 7 on an old desktop. It still works pretty well. Except for the Microsoft antivirus seems to not really update or maybe does. It is hard to tell.

    I know there used to be a number free antiviruses that worked I would to try one of them. Does anyone have a recomendation?

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 6,955
    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
       #2

    Hi

    if your using MSE, its still updating and will do until ESU expires
    as im not running W7 anymore cant tell you which free AV's are still on offer, but the lightest one i ever found was Bitdefender FREE
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  3. Posts : 635
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (dual boot)
       #3

    Microsoft Security Essentials 4.10.209.0 still works fine in Windows 7, and it updates its definition files on a daily basis.

    I have 4 full-time desktops running Windows 7 with ESU support, and it works fine in all of them.
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  4. Posts : 378
    Windows 10 Pro x64 (UPGRADED - 10/20/2016)
       #4

    Using MSE and MBAM is a good idea so long as they don't conflict with each other. Just don't, what ever you do, use AVG. That's been awful since the beta XP versions of the program.
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  5. Posts : 588
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #5

    flavallee said:
    Microsoft Security Essentials 4.10.209.0 still works fine in Windows 7, and it updates its definition files on a daily basis.
    I have 4 full-time desktops running Windows 7 with ESU support, and it works fine in all of them.
    And I can confirm that you don't need ESU support to get the definition updates for MSE, that and the MSRT are the only parts of the extended security updates that are free to everyone.

    I have 4 Windows 7 machines too, two are laptops, two are VMs. None have ESU support, all get the definition updates.
    Here's one of them, with definitions dated 2 August 2022 (date is in UK date format).

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  6. Posts : 52
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #6

    flavallee said:
    Microsoft Security Essentials 4.10.209.0 still works fine in Windows 7, and it updates its definition files on a daily basis.

    I have 4 full-time desktops running Windows 7 with ESU support, and it works fine in all of them.
    I have a simple question, have you ever got error 0x800b0100 with MSE and defender? I just got one since yesterday august 2022 security roll up update
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