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Windows 7: Suggest me best total security/antivirus for windows 7

08 Feb 2010   #11
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vitrag24 View Post
Thanks.
So Avast internet security has all in one..I'll try it.But i wish bitdefender will release windows 7 fully compatible version.

This forum rocks..so many helpful users.
NP vitrag24. Glad to help.


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08 Feb 2010   #12
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

I think those are noteworthy AV products (I mostly looked at Suites as you prefer it):
1. Avira. Free version only gives AV.
Has paid Advanced AV and Full security Suite.
Notes: only used Free version, good detection rate. Some users reported problems with update in free version.
link: Free antivirus - Avira AntiVir

2. Avast.
same as Avira, has Free version which is only AV with Behaviour blocker.
Has paid versions: 1) Advanced AV and 2) Full security Suite
Notes: Easy to use and light. recommended by many users in this forum.
Haven't tried Suite myself..
link: avast! - Download Free Antivirus Software or Internet Security

3. AVG
Free version only AV, paid version Full security Suite.
Notes: There are quite a few people who reported that they have problem with AVG on Windows 7. I wouldn't personally recommend it.
link: AVG Free - Download Free Antivirus and Antispyware for Windows 7, Vista and XP

4. Pc Tools Internet Security.
Full security suite.
Notes: can't say much. I don't know people who use it and it's only joined comperatives this year...
link: avast! - Download Free Antivirus Software or Internet Security

5. MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials)
Only AV, no Security Suite
Notes: many people in this forum recommend it if you need just AV for free.
link: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

6. Symantec.
Only paid products.
Has AV (NAV), Internet Security Suite (NIS) and full Suite (Norton 306v3).
Notes: Personally use NIS 2010, very light and effective product. My recommendation will go for it.
link: Best PC Virus Protection - Computer Security Tools - Spyware Blockers | Norton

7. McAfee.
only paid products.
Has AV and Full Security Suites.
Notes: used Suite for 1 year. Personally found heavy for my laptop.
link: McAfee-Antivirus Software and Intrusion Prevention Solutions

8. ESET
Has just AV (NOD32) or Security Suite (Smart Security)
Notes: don't know much about it. Nice results on comperatives and tests.
link: http://www.eset.co.uk/

9. Kaspersky
Has Antivirus (KAV) and Internet Security (KIS)
notes: Still show impressive results. One of my favourites but In the past I found it to be a bit heavy. I am sure new products a lot lighter and still offer that awesome protection. But heard one person experiencing some problems with it on Windows 7.
link: Home Computer Security - Kaspersky Lab United States

10. Panda
Offers free Cloud AV, Paid advanced AV, Internet Security, Full Suite with backup and Pc tune (Panda Global Protection)
Notes: A few years ago, I thought about Panda products as a joke. (nothing seriours, just their name isn't that good for AV ) But now they are doing well and I have heard that Panda products are very light as they are more based on cloud technology. But Panda still lacks on self defence (atleast free version does)
link: ANTIVIRUS compatible with WINDOWS7 - Panda 2010 Products - PANDA SECURITY

11. A-sqauared.
A-squared was actually first developed as Anti-Malware product but now they have Security Product where they merged their AntiMalware product (which is really effective one btw) and Ikarus AV engine.
So they have free version without real-time protection and paid one with (A-squared Anti-Malware)
It's powerfull and aggressive so they have a few False Positives, but really great detection rates.
link:Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Mamutu behavior blocker - a-squared Malware scanner, remover and protection against new infections of Viruses, Spyware, Trojan Horses, Bots, Backdoors.
There is also full Security Suite, but it's not developed by emsisoft. It's developed by tallemu (trustworthy firewall vendor, they produce really good firewalls)
So tallemu merged their Firewall with the dual engine (a-swaured+Ikarus) of emsisioft and created full Security Suite called Online Armor++
really good suite, but it also has HIPS which may be a bit annoying for some users
link: Best Firewall Software - Stops Hackers, Malware, Viruses, Keylogger & Online Banking Protection - Online Armor
note: they don't support 64-bit OS


oh... There are a lot more products. I think there were more then 167 AV companies out there

So those were just ones I could come up in my mind.
Anyway for Security Suite my vote will go for Norton Internet Security 2010 (as Norton 360 offers many more function which is not needed) or Kaspersky Internet Security 2010.
If you don't like those for personal reasons (happens ), my advice will go for Avast Internet Security.
I personally like A-sqaured's power aswell, but A-sqaured Anti Malware and Online Armor++ are a bit advanced and too powerfull programms to recommend. As i said they may be a bit annoying. I used both for some time.
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08 Feb 2010   #13
testrada3

ms windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Avast is the simplest to me. Even the small brains like mine can do it
It also works great
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10 Feb 2010   #14
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Norton IS2010
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10 Feb 2010   #15
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Another vote for NIS2010 if your looking to buy a suite.
Lightwieght, easy on recources, and does an excellent job.
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10 Feb 2010   #16
gamepoint

windows 7 professional x64 bit RTM
 
 

avast version 5!almost complete protection in free version
File sytem shield,mail shield,p2p shield,IM shield,network shield,behaviour shield,!and it's.....FREE!
download-
INTRODUCING: New pre-release build of avast [5.0.415]
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11 Feb 2010   #17
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepoint View Post
avast version 5!almost complete protection in free version
File sytem shield,mail shield,p2p shield,IM shield,network shield,behaviour shield,!and it's.....FREE!
download-
INTRODUCING: New pre-release build of avast [5.0.415]
Avast5 does not fully support x64, boot scan doesn't work in x64
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11 Feb 2010   #18
The Apathetic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

All you need is MSE, windows firewall and your set.

You could also scan with MBAM or SASW every once in a while.
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11 Feb 2010   #19
hclarkjr

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

i have been using NOD32 for almost 4 years now and swear by it.
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11 Feb 2010   #20
hubris

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

Quote:
K.
Thanks.
Mostly i'll go for avast.

can aontone tell me difference between avast internet security and antivirus pro?

Which one include both/total security?
stay away from Anti Virus Pro!!!! put in the nasty basket

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