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Windows 7: Which antivirus is best for win7

19 Jul 2009   #331
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
I guess you haven't slept with Eset Smart Security 4 yet :P
+1. Eset Smart Security rocks.


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19 Jul 2009   #332
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
Eset smart security

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
+1. Eset Smart Security rocks.
Its worth paying for. Ditto for me
+1

Ken
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19 Jul 2009   #333
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Ok so the three musketeers zigzag3143, Mercurial and dinesh are using Eset Smart Security 4. So the winner is Firewall, Antivirus, Antispam: ESET Smart Security Has It All
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19 Jul 2009   #334
nathan1985

Windows 7 - 6.1.7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
Ok so the three musketeers zigzag3143, Mercurial and dinesh are using Eset Smart Security 4. So the winner is Firewall, Antivirus, Antispam: ESET Smart Security Has It All
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and Nathan1985 is too - no issues with install, and continued usage of a great piece of software
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19 Jul 2009   #335
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nathan1985 View Post
and Nathan1985 is too - no issues with install, and continued usage of a great piece of software
Hi Nathan and welcome to the forums. yeah this product is amazing. BTW, for those who do not know, it has received Advanced+ 3 Star Certification in the recent AV comparatives test.
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19 Jul 2009   #336
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
Ok so the three musketeers zigzag3143, Mercurial and dinesh are using Eset Smart Security 4. So the winner is Firewall, Antivirus, Antispam: ESET Smart Security Has It All
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Yeah...me too...Eset Smart Security
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23 Jul 2009   #337
Xander

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 

Having been using Avast for a long time I decided to look into security software for Windows 7 after one IT guy I know poked fun at the Win XP crowd pointing out that they're using an out of date OS and hoping that 3rd party programs can cover the gap.

Anyhow according to most resources I read through Bitdefender is the best overall but I've used that before and ended up being nagged so much I went back to Avast. I mean I like the idea of security but it's not very secure to make me want to destroy the whole computer to silence it. That's unsecure!!

The next rated was Kaspersky 2010 and I ended up going with that. Thus far it's fine. The demo is annoying as it'll drop you out of a full screen game to tell you that you're trial period has 29 days left (I wouldn't mind at 5 or less but the day after starting the trial???).

I did check out ESET but at the prices they charge... no way. Kaspersky cost me £30 for 3 computer for a year... I think ESET wanted that per computer and their program is not THAT hot. I tried out a previous version about a year ago and yes it is extremely light but it's not THAT fast. Plus anything they're making up with heuristics they lose out due to slower releases against upcoming viruses. Not that I've ever really had much of a problem with viruses of any sort.

I haven't even bothered to try Norton's latest abortion. I can't be bothered to go through the diappointment and then realise that I have to take a hatchet to my OS or reinstall to get rid of it.

As a side note, how many people are agonising over security whilst still using 32bit OSs? I'm assuming a fair number. Isn't that a bit counter productive?
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23 Jul 2009   #338
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xander View Post

As a side note, how many people are agonising over security whilst still using 32bit OSs? I'm assuming a fair number. Isn't that a bit counter productive?
i'm interested to know what you mean?

are you saying 32bit version of win 7 is less secure than the 64bit?

that's news to me!
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23 Jul 2009   #339
Xander

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i'm interested to know what you mean?

are you saying 32bit version of win 7 is less secure than the 64bit?

that's news to me!
64 bit has certain protections on the kernel. That's why it's such a stinker when you're trying to overclock your graphics card *grumble grumble*.
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23 Jul 2009   #340
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xander View Post
64 bit has certain protections on the kernel. That's why it's such a stinker when you're trying to overclock your graphics card *grumble grumble*.
ah ok - i know what you mean now...

i use ati tray tools to tweak my graphics card, and that needed an unsigned driver to run, i worked out how to install and run the driver, but found that i didn't actually need the low-level driver running in the end to do what i wanted to do...
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