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Windows 7: Which antivirus is best for win7

27 May 2009   #141
Dixon Butz

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

Most Effective Antivirus Tools Against New Malware Binaries


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27 May 2009   #142
rive0108

Vista Ultimate x64 SP2
 
 

Avast and GDATA had an excessive amount of false alarms- of their "high detection rate", many were false, and that affected the true percent of detected legitimate malware threats.

False Alarms
“To better evaluate the quality of the detection capabilities, the false alarm rate has to be taken into account too. A false alarm (or false positive) is when an antivirus product flags an innocent file to be infected when it is not. False alarms can sometimes cause as much troubles like a real infection.”


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27 May 2009   #143
rive0108

Vista Ultimate x64 SP2
 
 

These are the best Labs-
of these AV-Comparatives is the most exhaustive and has the highest standards for certification. VB100 (virus bulletin) is another top notch certification body.
I dont even consider a product if it doesnt recieve certification from all FOUR of these testing bodies, and then it must consistently show a year after year pattern of the VB100 across ALL platforms, and recieve level 2 from EastCoast, and 3-star Certification from AV-Comparatives [Advanced +], and do this consistantly test after test.

Best AV Certifying Labs (in order)
AV-Comparatives
VB100
Westcoast Labs
ICSA Labs

I take my security very seriously as I run a small wireless WPA2 AES network, and hate reinstalling Windows, or wasting time recovering corrupted data files. I also like to know that I am secure from Identity theft. I research, and then I buy. I used to be a Perpetual Beta Tester for Onecare, and it always missed malware. Glad to see it getting better now with 3-star certification, but Ill stick with NOD32 4.

This is what I run:
NOD32 4 (set a SysInspector "checkpoint". (Like HJT, but more advanced diagnostic) used for Heuristic comparison of the system) Enabled self defense and password protection of settings.
Windows Defender (set to detect/notify regarding software not yet classified for risks, and changes made to the computer by software permitted to run)
Windows Firewall (outbound configured to block)
SPI hardware firewall (stateful packet inspection)
IE8 (ALL cookies blocked-manually configured to allow certain Domain cookies-thus preventing malicious cookies/tracking/Adware. Smartscreen, and In-Private filtering enabled to automatically block)
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28 May 2009   #144
Shak 10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64
 
 

Originally had Symantec on a old p3 laptop and thought it was awful and then went to avg and been with avg ever since.
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29 May 2009   #145
NoMeRcY

Windows7 7100
 
 

Nod 32 + Avg
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29 May 2009   #146
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

lol you gotta be kidding me ... your system must not boot now or its really slow
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29 May 2009   #147
rive0108

Vista Ultimate x64 SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoMeRcY View Post
Nod 32 + Avg
running two AV's is a bad, bad idea
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29 May 2009   #148
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

How so?
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29 May 2009   #149
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Most Antivirus programs are resource hogs. If you run two at the same time, they will fight each other for your system's resources and they most likely will fight each other's definitions.
It is best to only have one Antivirus program on your computer and periodically run online scans using another vendor.
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29 May 2009   #150
shanu

Windows Seven
 
 

G Data...
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