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Windows 7: AV question

10 Dec 2009   #1
WolfSoul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 
AV question

Alright.. Ive been wondering
Panda says they tested and updated their AV 2010 for WIndows 7.. but somehow I doubt it worked because my windows 7 starts having problems when I install it
And yes I downloaded the latest version straight from the customer zone
Anyway.. what antivirus do most people use and does anyone know which work for sure in 7?
Thanks


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10 Dec 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WolfSoul View Post
Alright.. Ive been wondering
Panda says they tested and updated their AV 2010 for WIndows 7.. but somehow I doubt it worked because my windows 7 starts having problems when I install it
And yes I downloaded the latest version straight from the customer zone
Anyway.. what antivirus do most people use and does anyone know which work for sure in 7?
Thanks
Hi WS and welcome

The best AV is the one you like and use. there are as many opinions as products. Just do a search and you will find similar thread about every two weeks here


Good Luck

Ken J+
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10 Dec 2009   #3
gregrocker

 

Have put Avast free home on over 100 machines without a single issue or virus.

IMO it is the lightest weight, least intrusive, yet totally effective unless you turn it off.

Other tech enthusiasts are recommending new Microsoft Security Essentials.

AVG was once widely recommended but bloated up a few years ago and is no longer mentioned much except problems it causes.

Generally with the paid programs, the more you pay the more bloaty and intrusive they are.

There is also IMO no reason for a 3rd party firewall since Windows 7 firewall is perfectly optimized and unobtrusive, and WIndows Defender left on by default will handle spyware sufficiently.

Spybot S&D is the bloodhound I turn loose to hunt infections of any kind - safe mode.
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10 Dec 2009   #4
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Well, mines not free (to the average person), but I've been using Spyware Doctor with Anti-virus and Threatfire all in one package

I've bee using their products for over 6 year.

Others will give you many free ones, everyone seems to have their own opinion about the freebies.
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10 Dec 2009   #5
WolfSoul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

I paid my Panda.. but I just took it off because the freezing was annoying.. I guess I will do with MSE for now
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10 Dec 2009   #6
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I use Avast Home edition. Many here are using AVG and I've also heard good things about MS Security Essentials. Links to these and others here. FREE Great Programs for Windows 7

Gary
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10 Dec 2009   #7
WolfSoul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

Oh yea.. on a sidenote
I have had Bitdefender in 2 different versions too before.. alltho that was under XP
But whichever OS I would say NEVER buy BD.. it's way too sensitive
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11 Dec 2009   #8
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Have put Avast free home on over 100 machines without a single issue or virus.

IMO it is the lightest weight, least intrusive, yet totally effective unless you turn it off.

Other tech enthusiasts are recommending new Microsoft Security Essentials.

AVG was once widely recommended but bloated up a few years ago and is no longer mentioned much except problems it causes.

Generally with the paid programs, the more you pay the more bloaty and intrusive they are.

There is also IMO no reason for a 3rd party firewall since Windows 7 firewall is perfectly optimized and unobtrusive, and WIndows Defender left on by default will handle spyware sufficiently.

Spybot S&D is the bloodhound I turn loose to hunt infections of any kind - safe mode.
+1 for Avast.
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11 Dec 2009   #9
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I agree.If you want free then you should try Avast
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