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Windows 7: Which antivirus is best for win7

29 May 2009   #161
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
How often do you get spyware, viruses and stuff?
I've had one piece of malware on my XP in four years and none on my Vista or Win7.

I've been working with computers for 10 years ... and know what can come through the Internet to get you


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29 May 2009   #162
slithernet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail RTM, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

I've been using ESET NOD32, been working well, but its not free.
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29 May 2009   #163
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

4 years of xp + vista years or just 4 years total?

Doesn't seem to have helped much if you only ran into malware once in that long a period of time.

It's been way longer than 4 years for me. Way back with the 9x kernel and me not knowing my way around IRC got me infected.
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29 May 2009   #164
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
How often do you get spyware, viruses and stuff?
well just for this year




and no its not only the resource hogging... eset simply doesn't behave normally with other Anti-virus... it tries to scan at boot-up and if it sees other things trying scanning at boot-up that would be a major conflict, that's if you can still boot up.

you may mix Avg and avast, norton and mcafee but not eset O.O it works alone :P

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post

Your vulnerability to infections is contagious to another person's computer .... SDBots love your type of computing.
lol all virues love him not just sdbots XD
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29 May 2009   #165
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
4 years of xp + vista years or just 4 years total?

Doesn't seem to have helped much if you only ran into malware once in that long a period of time.

It's been way longer than 4 years for me. Way back with the 9x kernel and me not knowing my way around IRC got me infected.
Okay, good for you.
I research malware and found one that I wasn't expecting
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30 May 2009   #166
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
well just for this year

How do you that to yourself?
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30 May 2009   #167
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

what you mean? how to take a screenshot?
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30 May 2009   #168
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Not the screenshot. What is it that you do to get all those infections?
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30 May 2009   #169
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

oh that happens when you goto a school that uses free antivirus (Free Avira) and deepfreeze ( wont let avira update ) you do your exercises and such and plug in your flash drive/usb drive(look at the drive letter) and boom its a virus hive... luckily eset is there to protect me on my end

but some are just from downloaded warez or fake music on Limewire(4 no more viruses on limewire 5 woot) which appears to be some codec virus...

luckily no virus survives at the point where it damage the registry (e.g disables task manger and regedit) ESET FTW!
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30 May 2009   #170
BlitzKing10

Windows Vista Ult. x86/Windows 7 Ult. x86 RC1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rive0108 View Post
running two AV's is a bad, bad idea
Well you say it is a bad idea, when I am running:
Kaspersky IS 2009
Avast! 4.8 Pro
Avira AntiVir PE
And all is running fine, you just gotta know how to configure them properly for them not to interfere with each other. Plus my computer has not slowed down much, only boot-time increase of 7sec, and everything else runs fine.
I also have SUPERAntispyware Free running, along with Spyware Terminator, and my laptop runs fine.

Compaq Presario C751NR Notebook PC
Intel Pentium Dual-Core CPU @ 1.6GHz (not overclocked)
Vista Ult. 32bit/Windows 7 Ult. RC1
120Gb HDD (111Gb usable)
3GB RAM
And all is well.
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