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Windows 7: Which antivirus is best for win7

03 Jul 2009   #271
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

This chart will help you decide what to choose...
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03 Jul 2009   #272
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

By microsoft they want to mean winlive one care not WSE right??
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03 Jul 2009   #273
K3VL4R

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
a handful of people recomended I buy eset... any good?
I use ESET security suite and it is great especially with the firewall in interactive mode as it you will ask you for all network permissions for all your apps and even windows services but you don't get a million popups while installing like Comodo does.

The best AV will vary every few months but ESET is always near the top. If you want a good one Avira is really good also. Check out this recent review from Tom's (they are unbiased with their reviews)

2009 Anti-Virus Roundup : One-Stop Comparison for 14 Anti-Virus Titles
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03 Jul 2009   #274
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

This chart is of may 09. AV comparatives do not include beta products in their tests. But im sure MSE will be much better from one care.
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03 Jul 2009   #275
K3VL4R

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
This chart is of may 09. AV comparatives do not include beta products in their tests. But im sure MSE will be much better from one care.
Like I said though AV rating will vary over time and gave recommendations for all around top performers. I have a paid AV /FW so I wanted one that I know will be in the top performing class for the life of my subscription.

If you are looking short term then I say find an unbiased review (because they can be hard to find with AV reviews) that have lots of free AV's as well because you can often see Avira and others that perform better that paid AV's.

BTW: I am looking forward to trying out MSE and seeing some reviews of it also.
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03 Jul 2009   #276
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Avast! Home Edition 4.8.1335

Alwil Software - 29.81MB (Non-Commercial Freeware)

avast! antivirus Home Edition represents the best free antivirus protection currently available on the market. This edition is FREE OF CHARGE for non-commercial & home use. Its features include:
  • Anti-spyware built-in
  • Web Shield
  • Anti-rootkit built-in
  • Automatic updates
  • Strong self-protection
  • Virus Chest
  • Antivirus kernel
  • System integration
  • Simple User Interface
  • Integrated Virus Cleaner
  • Resident protection
  • Support for 64-bit Windows
  • P2P and IM Shields
  • Internationalization
  • Network Shield
Download Avast! Home Edition 4.8.1335 - FileHippo.com
+1
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03 Jul 2009   #277
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

i'd agree, cept for its large amount of false positives.
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03 Jul 2009   #278
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
hell yes... I use it
Well if YOU use then it must the best...
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03 Jul 2009   #279
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
i'd agree, cept for its large amount of false positives.
I have yet to get a "false" positive, but then I usually operate in "paranoid" mode and stay away from dodgy sites...
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03 Jul 2009   #280
ChazzMatt

windowx xp Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I have yet to get a "false" positive, but then I usually operate in "paranoid" mode and stay away from dodgy sites...
How do you know you aren't getting false positives? They aren't labelled "false positives". Avast CLAIMS it is malware, whereas it's really not.

Are you saying you are not getting any malware reported by Avast? Because that would be the only way you were not getting false positives.

If you are getting malware reported, then to be double check they are not false positives, you have to re-scan with another AV that does not give false positives -- like ESET or Kapersky. Which is why a lot of people use those to begin with...
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