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Windows 7: Which antivirus is best for win7

18 Nov 2009   #421
wahoobob

windows7 Professional
 
 

Started using MSE as soon as it came out on an XP install. Was highly impressed with the simplicity and small footprint. Liked the way it updated in Windows Update and continued to use it with no problems in my change to 7. All reports list it as very effective. Until I get some research that says it isn't doing its job, I will continue to use it. The cost of a virus tool is not the point... does it work? I think MSE has the right idea about antivirus. Afterall, Microsoft is the reason there are so many viruses out there, they should make a free solution (said like a linux user).


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18 Nov 2009   #422
Mags101

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hey neoasr, how's it going? As a matter of fact I did "throw a virus at it!" I noticed over a 2 day period that my PC was acting very slow & sluggish & strange things were happening like windows popping up for no apparent reason, shortcuts missing, etc. Yet MSE wasn't coming up with anything when I'd perform scans. It just didn't seem right & i knew that it wasn't right. I begin to research & started reading through all types of Tech Sites, Independent Testings & forums that were based on the topic "Which AV's are top-rated for Windows 7"... Unfortunately I did not stumble upon any sites that stated that MSE was "Superior" but & I FOUND that there are lots of people out there that just don't have much faith in MSE due to very similar problems. I went ahead & installed Vipre AV onto my PC (which was rated very well by the way for Windows 7 users) & within minutes, if not seconds a Trojan virus was detected & quarantined!! "Now why didn't MSE discover this" I thought to myself. I restarted my PC after the scan & all seems to be back to normal again. So, keeping my personal experience in mind, "NO, I don't have much faith in MSE"... maybe they'll tune it up correctly with an update or 2 somewhere down the line. But until then I'll just stay away from it.
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18 Nov 2009   #423
neoasr

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit OEM 6.1 Build7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mags101 View Post
Hey neoasr, how's it going? As a matter of fact I did "throw a virus at it!" I noticed over a 2 day period that my PC was acting very slow & sluggish & strange things were happening like windows popping up for no apparent reason, shortcuts missing, etc. Yet MSE wasn't coming up with anything when I'd perform scans. It just didn't seem right & i knew that it wasn't right. I begin to research & started reading through all types of Tech Sites, Independent Testings & forums that were based on the topic "Which AV's are top-rated for Windows 7"... Unfortunately I did not stumble upon any sites that stated that MSE was "Superior" but & I FOUND that there are lots of people out there that just don't have much faith in MSE due to very similar problems. I went ahead & installed Vipre AV onto my PC (which was rated very well by the way for Windows 7 users) & within minutes, if not seconds a Trojan virus was detected & quarantined!! "Now why didn't MSE discover this" I thought to myself. I restarted my PC after the scan & all seems to be back to normal again. So, keeping my personal experience in mind, "NO, I don't have much faith in MSE"... maybe they'll tune it up correctly with an update or 2 somewhere down the line. But until then I'll just stay away from it.
seems like u take my note seriously...
STORY -1 - i scanned my with NIS 2010-nothing infected, den i scanned with mse 5 trojan found.

2 - i scanned pc with avast-pagefile infected, den scan with other av-nothing infected.

3 - scanned with eset-nothing found, scanned with malwarebyte- 9 trojan found.

4 - used avira, folder option, task manager didnt open- got infected. with many false positive

5 - used KIS , folder option, task manager didnt open, documents auto open.

6 - avg ,folder option, task manager didnt open, scaned with panda cloud- 31 malware found...

now just tell which av is perfect... v r not here to convince u... v r just suggesting dear.. vipre is gud. with many false positive and its paid..

because of all these v security freak guys use multiple av[1 realtime, other snoozed] with antispyware..
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19 Nov 2009   #424
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
ESET nod32 Antivirus 4.0.468.0

hi guys
i am using ESET nod32 Antivirus 4.0.468.0, which is so great, i think it is the best one, it is so light and strong one, the latest version from eset is more stronger and reliable ,besides being u[dated every day and every hour it is against virus and malware and all kind of malicious programs that may come to your computer , so my recommendation to every one to use it, it is worth buying
good luck
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19 Nov 2009   #425
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mags101 View Post
Anyhow, I am removing MSE tonight & installing Vipre. I'll be sure to follow up in week or so here & let everyone know how well it went with Vipre. Adios!!
I use Vipre and have for quite a while now. Good choice. Let us know how it goes.
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19 Nov 2009   #426
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Been using Avira AntiVir Personal for a couple of days now, had to uninstall Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 (license expired).

Lovin' every minute of it.

Everything seems much 'snappier' (I guess the 'rumors' of KIS slowing down Explorer were actually true, *inserts foot in mouth*).

For Firewall, I decided to go with PC Tools' Firewall Plus. Tied for 2nd place on Matousec.com's Proactive Security Challenge test only behind Comodo's Firewall + HIPS component perfect score. I thought it was going to be more 'nosey', but it's actually very low profile.

Pretty content with this combo.
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19 Nov 2009   #427
jemcgarvey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Umm... why isn't this a poll? Can we add that?

BTW, MSE since install, don't see why I should change. was on AVG with XP, but decided to try MSE.
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19 Nov 2009   #428
Bart

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm using Comodo Internet Security.
I've used AvG, Nod32, Kaspersky and Avast but nothing beats comodo.

Completely free, no bloatware/spyware.
works flawless with Windows 7 and homegroup (unlike some others)

highly recommended:

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20 Nov 2009   #429
catilley1092

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 
Which antivirus is best for Win 7

I've been using Avast 4.8 for awhile with no problems. I also use Ad Aware as a backup to catch tracking cookies and adware. You don't need to spend a cent for quality antivirus. AVG (the free one) is a poor choice,as it does not offer realtime protection. I did install MSE on my two XP Pro laptops to evaluate it, but my PC is a week old, and I want to see more positive reviews before I install it on it. I know nothing about Avira, but they claim to be good, too. But I don't believe you can beat Avast.
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20 Nov 2009   #430
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Welcome Guys/Gals

there are about as many AV recommendations as users. If you do a search you will see this thread gets beat to death about every two weeks.

The best AV? the one that works for you and that you use.

Ken J
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