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Windows 7: Which antivirus is best for win7

05 Jul 2009   #301
Frostbite

 

Another 1 for Kaspersky here and with the new edition 2010 it just gets better.
Results and comments - www.matousec.com

1 tip is to buy it from somewhere like Amazon not Kaspersky direct as it's far cheaper that way. Could be the same for other antivirus products?


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05 Jul 2009   #302
Razzen

W7 Build 7264 x64
 
 

I'm using ESET Smart Security 4 and so far its working very well. Not a resource hog and has done it work several times
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06 Jul 2009   #303
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

I would have to say...

1) Microsoft Security Essentials beta - catches more than most others, I've found.
2) AVG Free - many features, free.
3) avast! - as stated by someone else, uses only a little CPU
4) Avira - free
5) Norton - at least it works...
6) ClamWin - doesn't even remove the virus
7) Kaspersky - annoying, frequent false alarms, hard to use, messed up many of my programs

Those are my favorites, in that order.
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06 Jul 2009   #304
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ikilledkenny View Post
Those are my favorites, in that order.
In order of user experience, hehehe. I bet you never paid for ESET?

As for Kaspersky, it's a good package, but only recent versions are good. Go back a year or so and it gets bad.

AVG and Avast just don't cut it for top-notch protection. Nice option for 100% free protection though.

I have to agree that MSE is a good choice, and it deserve to be up top on your list.

Avira has very good detection, but along with that, tons and tons of false positives.

As for ClamWin, why would you even bother? That stuff is garbage.

And finally, Symantec... well, bloated and annoying, we can all agree. It does its job fairly well, but overpriced, over-valued, and over-used = not best option.
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07 Jul 2009   #305
WaheedBasha

Windows 7 ultimate Build 7229 X64
 
 

For me ..am using Norton Internet Securtiy 2010 Beta..
And it works great for me on buil 7264
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07 Jul 2009   #306
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Tried ESET for a while, but back to MSE now.

MSE is free and the system seems to run faster with it running, even over ESET which is very good.
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08 Jul 2009   #307
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Windows and MSE just make a relationship like none other!
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08 Jul 2009   #308
howied

 
 
NO MORE MSE BETA's

It's a moot point would love to try mse but they have shut it down...no more releases unless somebody has an alternate plan
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08 Jul 2009   #309
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by howied View Post
It's a moot point would love to try mse but they have shut it down...no more releases unless somebody has an alternate plan
I have an alternate plan

Click here

Edit: Also on Connect
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09 Jul 2009   #310
howied

 
 
Thanks Red Sox...

I got it...thanks so much for the link!
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