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Windows 7: Looking for reliable and compatible Anti Virus Software

03 Dec 2009   #11
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

My choice would be Avira AntiVir® PersonalEdition Classic


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03 Dec 2009   #12
QuestionTime

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

For my experience with AVG Free Edition (I believe it is 9.0 something like that) , that drag my computer performance down really bad. Everything after done download , then scan will take action slowly , every single file and folder I try to open (Most of time I got NOT Responding). I had tried to disabled some of the security feature e.g Scan incoming and outgoing mail. It gains my performance back, however, the point is if I had to turn of my defenses meaning there is no point to using it then. It did not sound secure to me. (PS*: I did not get any BOSD issue, but one time the computer just did reboot itself).
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03 Dec 2009   #13
QuestionTime

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Just wondering what are the comments to everyone here for MSE ? According to the Posting on Windows 7 Forum today, it seems it is running with definition update issue to some of the user. Is that real ?
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03 Dec 2009   #14
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

MSE?

Another attempt to throw another one of there apps down our throats.

They're not an Inter Security Company, they make OS; and ****ty apps for there OS;s. I prefer freeware or open source software any day.

The only Microsoft apps I use are Notepad on occasion and of course Registry Editor.
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03 Dec 2009   #15
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

I like ESET SMART SECURITY ... It works great for me there is no too much load to my system
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03 Dec 2009   #16
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Out of those three you mentioned, I would highly suggest Avast. For a free anti virus product, this Beta 5 is great.
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03 Dec 2009   #17
dave1812

Win7
 
 

I've used Avast also and find it decent, if not a bit quirky in it's interface design. I have more PC's to cover than the 3-pack of Norton allows, so those "other" machines at home run Avast. I'm too cheap to buy two 3-packs. LOL!
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03 Dec 2009   #18
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

For even more added security,. id suggest a firewall.

You can download PC Tools Firewall Plus™ 6 for Windows® for free
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03 Dec 2009   #19
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
MSE?

Another attempt to throw another one of there apps down our throats.

They're not an Inter Security Company, they make OS; and ****ty apps for there OS;s. I prefer freeware or open source software any day.

The only Microsoft apps I use are Notepad on occasion and of course Registry Editor.
Now now, MSE isn't bad. You seem to be biased against Microsoft applications judging by that post but I'll ignore that for now.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a great choice for anti-virus. I've been using it since the original beta, I'm currently using the ongoing beta of it which has some quicker scan times for me over the public, stable version.

Its detected a lot of things that others have no detected, I'm not saying its perfect but its quite nice for a free product. Can't go wrong with free.
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03 Dec 2009   #20
bdawg34

Windows 7 Home Premium x 64
 
 

My personal choice is Mcafee! Windows 7 x64 and no problems.
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