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Windows 7: Which antivirus is best for win7

14 May 2009   #101
Fif23

Windows 7
 
 

Guys.
I uninstalled Avast 4.8 to put the beta version of kaspersky and it keeps telling me (kav) to uninstall avast before it can continue... even though It's already done !

What happened ?

Win 7 RC


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14 May 2009   #102
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Run Avast's Uninstall Utility here: avast! uninstall utility
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14 May 2009   #103
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Well if you look back at the article linked before about the new security process in 7 I'm hoping that will for the most remove the actual requirement of 3rd party while not interfering with additional protections put inplace. That one points a new process to stop code execution by unauthorized bugs.
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14 May 2009   #104
Fif23

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Run Avast's Uninstall Utility here: avast! uninstall utility
Thanks, I ended up using System Restore and now I am working with the beta kaspersky.. Looking good !
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14 May 2009   #105
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Glad you are OK now.
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14 May 2009   #106
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Kaspersky sees a good rep there.
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15 May 2009   #107
sexytool

Windows 7 dual with XP SP2 ((Highly Custom))
 
 

This has always been a big issue for me, since working in tech support requires my information and recommendations to be accurate.

Personally i find the best all-round AV to be Symantec Corporate Edition 8 or higher. That's due to the fact it requires almost zero user input and still has the 2nd highest detection rate in the industry.

If symantec isn't your scene or you don't mind the extra user-input, then Kaspersky AV is statistically proven better.

Fair enough, you shouldn't get a crippling virus with any one of the top 10 AV's, but here's a few links to show the differences in performance;

http://av-comparatives.org/images/st...c_report21.pdf
This is a test-based comparison, broken down into categorys such as worms, trojans, generic windows virii and etc.

AntiVirus Software Review 2009 - TopTenREVIEWS
This is more of a feature comparison. Note nod32 lacks protection in a few areas which can be of vital importance to the average, non-savvy computer user such as p2p downloads, email clients and lacks registry protection.

Obviously users such as the majority of the visitors here don't need such features, yet the hard facts show the best of the best to be kaspersky in #1 with symantec corp as #2 due to features and detectibility success rate.

What made me choose Kaspersky for my W7 RC install, was the fact they're offering free beta testing (Hooray )
You can grab it at www.kaspersky.com/windows7
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15 May 2009   #108
dimadelux

Win7 7100 RC
 
 

I love kasperksy the best! And I have no problem of running the latest one on Win7
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15 May 2009   #109
sexytool

Windows 7 dual with XP SP2 ((Highly Custom))
 
 

Yes well they've taken the effort to ensure that KAV is ready for the beta and RC1, goes to show they're really on the ball and do care about their customers.

With symantec did teh same with their corp edition =/
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15 May 2009   #110
screwballl

Win7, XP, Vista x64, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karimla131 View Post
can anyone tell me what is the best anti virus in windows 7 plz
thanks
Kareem
I have been in IT for some years now and found that Avira has always had the best protection for any Windows computer.

AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Welcome to AV-Comparatives.org

Avira 99.7%
Avast 98.2%
AVG 93%
Kaspersky 97.1%

The rest are lower than Avira by either a little or a lot.
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