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Windows 7: Which antivirus is best for win7

24 Nov 2009   #431
imaneatmonster

windows 7 professional
 
 

I've been using Avast (currently Version 4.8) for two years now and it is the only antivirus software that I'm comfortable of using.

I was able to use AVG (Free), Nod32, PCCillin (Trendmicro), Antivir, and MSE, but I find Avast the best among those. No nags, detects and blocks viruses (via web shield), relatively uses minimal memory, among others. In the future I'm certain that I'll still be using this brand of AV.


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24 Nov 2009   #432
MadMatt

7600.16385 x86
 
 

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It's light in performance, quick pc startup, simple, fast scanning time, low resource scanning cost (I can do everything even plays Oblivion with my PC while it is full computer scanning), top awards in detecting malwares, top awards in removing malware, top awards in performance, top awards in proactive. It handles all 59 malwares I encountered n collected since last year. Only Norton Internet Security 2010 that is closing in to ESET.
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25 Nov 2009   #433
wayneroons

windows XP
 
 

how good is mcafee total protection 2009...does it work on windows 7 ?
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25 Nov 2009   #434
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

As good as any and it is compatible with Win 7 x86 and x64...plus Vista x86 and x64 and XP x86 only, Win 2000 SP4 only.
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25 Nov 2009   #435
catilley1092

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

In my opinion, Avast is the #1 antivirus. Just make sure the update setting is set to "automatic". It will update nearly every day. I'm evaluating MSE on my XP laptops, not enough time has passed to use it on my new PC, but it seems to do good on my laptops. One thing that I don't like about it is that it will disable programs that it deems a risk, even if it violates any EULA agreement. I haven't had this problem yet, but the first time that I do and the risk is not credible, MSE will be trashed by me. But regardless of whatever antivirus you install, if you don't set it up properly and scan on a regular (three times per week minimum) basis, it won't do you much good. If you have one where you can schedule scans, by all means do so.
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25 Nov 2009   #436
tbernstein

 
 

Another vote for Avast.
I used it in Vista and kept it through the upgrade.
That being said, for the sake of experiment I've used the new Microsoft AV on my eldest's Win 7 machine and it seem fine.
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25 Nov 2009   #437
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This was a question I've been asking myself... Until I got Microsoft Security Essentials.

My very first antivirus was AVG (back in 2004). Needless to say I hated it's guts XD
I used Avast Home Edition for a very long time, about three years. Then one day I simply switched to BitDefender, and OH MY GOD did I enjoy it! It found over 550 malware files, rootkits and crap, I was surprised that WinXP even worked... Never used Avast again! After the trial period I was researching the internet for something else and gave NOD32 a try. It bugged me to no end about a certain "trojan" in operating memory, which ended up actually being a really bad rootkit.
But now that I have MSE, I am quite satisfied with it.

Although, there is one small piece of software I like to run from time to time just in case. A small program called ComboFix. It's the most powerful piece of antivirus software I ever used, and all I had to do is double-click the .exe icon

So no matter what antivirus you use, try out ComboFix as a manual "just in case" system scanning process. It never failed me
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26 Nov 2009   #438
MadMatt

7600.16385 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sopolias Falst View Post
This was a question I've been asking myself... Until I got Microsoft Security Essentials.

My very first antivirus was AVG (back in 2004). Needless to say I hated it's guts XD
I used Avast Home Edition for a very long time, about three years. Then one day I simply switched to BitDefender, and OH MY GOD did I enjoy it! It found over 550 malware files, rootkits and crap, I was surprised that WinXP even worked... Never used Avast again! After the trial period I was researching the internet for something else and gave NOD32 a try. It bugged me to no end about a certain "trojan" in operating memory, which ended up actually being a really bad rootkit.
But now that I have MSE, I am quite satisfied with it.

Although, there is one small piece of software I like to run from time to time just in case. A small program called ComboFix. It's the most powerful piece of antivirus software I ever used, and all I had to do is double-click the .exe icon

So no matter what antivirus you use, try out ComboFix as a manual "just in case" system scanning process. It never failed me
how about Kaspersky?
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26 Nov 2009   #439
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Gwahahaha, over my dead body XD
Seriously, not in a million years.
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26 Nov 2009   #440
TheIceman6

Windows 7 - Ultimate
 
 

I am using ESET smart security, I am happy with it and it's really Good.
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