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Windows 7: Looking for reliable and compatible Anti Virus Software

03 Dec 2009   #1
QuestionTime

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
Looking for reliable and compatible Anti Virus Software

Looking for reliable and compatible Anti Virus Software on Windows 7 64x.

After reading so many posting on the ServenForums I kind of layout these are the best 3 antivirus software, they are AVG Free Edition , Avast and Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE).

I had serious nightmare using AVG Free Edition on my Windows 7 x64, which constantly causing program or opening up file not responding. I honestly do not think I will go back on AVG again (Also, it takes too much memory on real time protection as well as scanning threads).

I would like to hear from everyone to see which one of the above anti-virus program is best in terms of Security Protection, Compatibilities to Windows 7 and performance.

What would everyone recommended the most ?

Thank you

Please Advise.


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03 Dec 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Anything but AVG and you'll be doing something right.

I like my Kaspersky, but you can't go wrong with MSE either.
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03 Dec 2009   #3
smackheadz

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

i've been using avast free with the windows 7 firewall with default settings and windows defender and malwarebytes free.no problems with compatibility or performance and no nasties have got thru that i know about anyway.router firewall being used also.welcome to the forums i'm new here myself
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03 Dec 2009   #4
QuestionTime

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

The upside I can think of by using MSE which is built by Microsoft. it should be compatible and reliable on Windows 7 in theory. I guess they did test it on Windows 7.
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03 Dec 2009   #5
dave1812

Win7
 
 

The last 2 years, I've really liked Norton AV products (NAV and NIS). It installs in less than 2 minutes which is a far cry from the awful 20-30 minute install/update process of the 2006 & 2007 versions of NIS. Anytime I see someone knock Norton's AV products I know it's because they are stuck in the past when it was a dog. Check out a non-partisan review of NIS to see that it's very well regarded now.
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03 Dec 2009   #6
smackheadz

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

i've only just noticed about the problems with avast last night,glad i went to bed early and my pc was off.
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03 Dec 2009   #7
QuestionTime

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Hi Smackheadz:

Would you mind to share the problems you getting using Avast ? Please advise ?

Thanks
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03 Dec 2009   #8
smackheadz

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

no sorry no problems for me but it seems as though a lot of people last night had problems with an update that was causing avast to throw out fp's all over the place.if you go to the system security forum at these forums you will see a thread titled *bulletin* for avast users
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03 Dec 2009   #9
baseballplyr345

Windows 7
 
 

Avast (free) is what I recommend and use. AVG Free will also work, as will PC Tool Anti-Virus Free.
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03 Dec 2009   #10
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baseballplyr345 View Post
AVG Free will also work
Yes it will and really hard; to give user bsod.
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