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Windows 7: Which antivirus is best for win7

30 Oct 2009   #361
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BashirSabeel View Post
Right now I am using and tying out avast! I was using AVG Free before but though Id give avast! a go by reading the other posts. I do like the AVG interface and not so much of the avast! but avast! has good features.
I agree. Coming from Kaspersky Internet Security 2010, at first I was hesitant to trust the Avast detection rate. After a few months, I really like it as it has saved me from viruses a couple of times.

You can go here to download Avast skins. I personally like the MacLover OS X skin.


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30 Oct 2009   #362
biffo1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

i use Avast pro , with no problems
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30 Oct 2009   #363
win7wiz

 
 
windowz 7

Hi, AVG is the best and is free



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31 Oct 2009   #364
Tieske

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 NL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
Eset nod32!

Check! Version 4
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01 Nov 2009   #365
John M65

 

I have been using AD-Aware Version 8 on both Vista 32 and 64. I run defender and MS firewall. AA stopped finding cookies about 4 months ago then would not download updates automatically. LavaSoft support said un-install and re-install that did not work. I Installed 8.1.1 that did not work. AA support said un-install/re-install. That did not work. Installed MSE on 32 bit version and it started finding tracking cookies and one virus. Installed Seven 32 and 64 bit and magically AA started working. I am going to keep MSE running.

I have been using AA for a long time and this is the first time it failed; what is worse is that support could not come up with answers and sort of indicated it was my fault. Waiting for the subscription to run out!
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01 Nov 2009   #366
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Neither Avast, Avira or AVG (or Eset for that matter) get in the top group in the latest rigorous and independent tests conducted by the German tester AV Comparatives.

MSE scores in the top group.

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Our post is HERE. The AV Comparatives report (surprisingly easy read) is HERE.

Please note this was a test for detection and removal of a selection of 10 in-the-wild and in-the-field items of Malware. None of the suits performed anywhere near perfectly but Norton, MSE and eScan were the only solutions to detect and remove all the main functionality of the 10 malware examples. Their clean-up was better than the other suits too.

A different bunch of Malware may, of course resulted in different results so nothing is final but on the free side of things its looking good for MSE, pretty good for Avira and Avast - and given that AVG failed to remove one of the items of malware at all -not so good. But as a broad generalization, despite Norton's negative comments about free solutions, they performed as well as, if not better than some of the most well known paid solutions.

For now I'm sticking with MSE.


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02 Nov 2009   #367
Lucretius

7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Charles Kane View Post
Neither Avast, Avira or AVG (or Eset for that matter) get in the top group in the latest rigorous and independent tests conducted by the German tester AV Comparatives.

MSE scores in the top group.

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Our post is HERE. The AV Comparatives report (surprisingly easy read) is HERE.

Please note this was a test for detection and removal of a selection of 10 in-the-wild and in-the-field items of Malware. None of the suits performed anywhere near perfectly but Norton, MSE and eScan were the only solutions to detect and remove all the main functionality of the 10 malware examples. Their clean-up was better than the other suits too.

A different bunch of Malware may, of course resulted in different results so nothing is final but on the free side of things its looking good for MSE, pretty good for Avira and Avast - and given that AVG failed to remove one of the items of malware at all -not so good. But as a broad generalization, despite Norton's negative comments about free solutions, they performed as well as, if not better than some of the most well known paid solutions.

For now I'm sticking with MSE.
That was an awesome report! Thank you for that.

I'll certainly be sticking with Norton Internet Security 2010 now.
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02 Nov 2009   #368
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

in my opinion, there is no doubt eset smart secuirity is the best one, i have been using for it and it works fine
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03 Nov 2009   #369
Xander

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 

If only the requirements were just that antivirus nukes all comers... however it also has to be light and fast. Include that and many behemoths fail, including Norton in my experience.

After all what's the point of an ultra secure laptop that you can't use because it's constantly being thrashed by anti virus?

Besides most rankings that I've seen place bitdefender at the top and Norton way down in like 5th or 6th. Mind you they don't tend to list freebie anti virus.
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03 Nov 2009   #370
khairi90

windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

i'm using avira antivir personal......it's easy and light compared to others.
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