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Windows 7: Which AV program? Help me decide.

13 Dec 2009   #1
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
Which AV program? Help me decide.

I've been researching for quite a while now all AV programs on the internet. I have AVG 9.0 installed, but sometimes I think it's missing something. I'm not completely sure, but that's just the way I think. I am very secure when it deals with computers.

So far, I think these are opening my mind up to them.

AVG 9.0
Microsoft Security Essentials
Avast

I have Avira installed on other two PCs, but I don't think it's good enough.

So can I have the pros and cons of each and recommend which is best?


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13 Dec 2009   #2
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Without any doubt the best I have used and experienced is Kaspersky Internet Security Suite 2010 (Russian Made and brilliant), that along with Malware Bytes and you should never have a worry on your system


Pros: Sits silently in the background working away, easy to set up and use constantly updates it's self, not hungry on system resources.

Cons: Interface could be better

Steve
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13 Dec 2009   #3
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevepressman View Post
Without any doubt the best I have used and experienced is Kaspersky Internet Security Suite 2010 (Russian Made and brilliant), that along with Malware Bytes and you should never have a worry on your system


Pros: Sits silently in the background working away, easy to set up and use constantly updates it's self, not hungry on system resources.

Cons: Interface could be better

Steve
I really never heard of that one. Except I don't like installing 2 things. I would like to have it all one setup.

Also, does it have something similiar of Resident Shield in AVG 9.0?
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13 Dec 2009   #4
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes it does have a resident shield here is a link to there web site you can read all about it there. Home Computer Security - Kaspersky Lab United States I am assuming you are in the USA.

Also Malware bytes is an extremely well trusted and recommend tool by most users and I personally would never run any system without it being installed.


Steve
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13 Dec 2009   #5
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevepressman View Post
Yes it does have a resident shield here is a link to there web site you can read all about it there. Home Computer Security - Kaspersky Lab United States I am assuming you are in the USA.

Also Malware bytes is an extremely well trusted and recommend tool by most users and I personally would never run any system without it being installed.


Steve
I thought Spybot: Search and Destroy would be better.
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13 Dec 2009   #6
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

From the 3 options you have: Avast 5 beta is something that will cater to your needs.
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13 Dec 2009   #7
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Alot of people on this forum talk alot about Microsoft Security Essentials. My favorite quote I found "... and who can protect their own product better than Microsoft?" Wow, that was awesome, and is convincing me to move to Microsoft Security Essentials. I mean, Windows 7 is their product. >.>
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13 Dec 2009   #8
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XboxOmac View Post
Alot of people on this forum talk alot about Microsoft Security Essentials. My favorite quote I found "... and who can protect their own product better than Microsoft?" Wow, that was awesome, and is convincing me to move to Microsoft Security Essentials. I mean, Windows 7 is their product. >.>
Try it, its nice! My favorite FREE AV. Not annoying, never slows anything down and has very good protection.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 is also great because of its sandboxie feature in 64-bit - But it did slow down my laptop quite a bit!
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13 Dec 2009   #9
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepro127 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XboxOmac View Post
Alot of people on this forum talk alot about Microsoft Security Essentials. My favorite quote I found "... and who can protect their own product better than Microsoft?" Wow, that was awesome, and is convincing me to move to Microsoft Security Essentials. I mean, Windows 7 is their product. >.>
Try it, its nice! My favorite FREE AV. Not annoying, never slows anything down and has very good protection.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 is also great because of its sandboxie feature in 64-bit - But it did slow down my laptop quite a bit!
I do have a program called Sandboxie itself >.> It's good, but only when I was using GPT sites, now no longer do I need it.
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13 Dec 2009   #10
Mclaren

 
I'd go for an AV which is easy on the computer

If I were you, I'd get something that doesn't slow down the computer. I have MSE on my Vista Laptop, and while MSE is protecting my laptop, it doesn't slow it down.
Pros:
* Doesn't slow computer down
* Saved my laptop from 5 trojans so far
* Easy to use
* Free & fast!
Cons:
* No special configurations for experts

If you're still not convinced with MSE, then stay with Avira. I think it is good enough
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