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Windows 7: Which antivirus is best for win7

29 May 2009   #151
rive0108

Vista Ultimate x64 SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
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.
Thats right.
The key word here is "conflicts"

and of the two, AVG is not very good.

I would run NOD32 4, and If you need to, run an online scanner/cleaner.

here is a list of the legitmate online and free scanners that I compiled:
Antivirus Scanners & Internet Security Tools - Vista Forums


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29 May 2009   #152
Desten

Windows 7 RC 7100 - 64 Bit.
 
 

Eset smart security 4.0, simple while powerful.
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29 May 2009   #153
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Of course running and additional program is going to use more resources. That's a given.
As far as definitions fighting with each other, I just don't see it. Maybe both of them trying to alert you of a threat yeah.

I don't run any AV myself. I just thought "running two AV's is a bad, bad idea" ( my emphasis) was a little exaggerated.
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29 May 2009   #154
Ex_Brit

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

Never, ever run more than 1 anti-virus,(nor firewall or pop-up blocker for that matter) at the same time as it is a surefire way of getting infected as two rival engines will fight each other.

Ask any of the major malware forums for an opinion and they will all tell you that.

Believe me, I've been a moderator at McAfee Security Forums for years and I've seen the result.

You can, however, run anti-virus alongside some anti-spyware applications.

In addition to my McAfee I use SpywareBlaster and one or two others.

As for not running any anti-virus at all, well, good luck with that.
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29 May 2009   #155
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoMeRcY View Post
Nod 32 + Avg
Rather a bad idea. One or the other. NOD32 is my choice. Tested AVG and its logs are rather annoying an get rather large.
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29 May 2009   #156
rive0108

Vista Ultimate x64 SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
Of course running and additional program is going to use more resources. That's a given.
As far as definitions fighting with each other, I just don't see it. Maybe both of them trying to alert you of a threat yeah.

I don't run any AV myself. I just thought "running two AV's is a bad, bad idea" ( my emphasis) was a little exaggerated.
Your running XP/Win7
You have heard of drive-by-downloads and clickjacking, right?
"Safe Surfing" wont help you there...
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29 May 2009   #157
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
I don't run any AV myself
ten, we encourage people who own computers to have a firewall, an up to date antivirus and a good antispyware program installed and functunal. You may not think *you* need one, but other people may need to be safe from you!

Your vulnerability to infections is contagious to another person's computer .... SDBots love your type of computing.
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29 May 2009   #158
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

How often do you get spyware, viruses and stuff?
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29 May 2009   #159
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

I use Avast + Threatfire. Two AV's that work symbiotically. Great protection.
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29 May 2009   #160
Bluemond

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit, Arch Linux 64Bit
 
 

I use the Technical Preview of Kaspersky's AntiVirus for Windows 7:
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Before that I always used Avira Antivir and ZoneAlarm, but ZoneAlarm doesn't work on Win7...
The Technical Preview is for free so i thought why not? Kaspersky is not the worst AV/Firewall so i installed it and it is working (I hope it is )
MfG Bluemond
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