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Windows 7: What's the Best Anti-virus?

17 Nov 2014   #991
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
This might help in the future:

Avast - Uninstall Completely
Thanks for the link too I installed Avira free on the newlaptop and it drove me nuts every ten seconds popping up something had beenfound and thinking Avast would be ok same thing never had such naggyprograms on a machine before . So MSE is going on this morning.
If you are being annoyed by those programs even the freebies you might want to give VIPRE a good run! I plan to get the lifetime license upon renewal this upcoming Spring! VIPRE Internet Security 2015 free trial

You never know it's even running in the background until going to click on some download when it detects some IE toolbar option or some other item you have to uncheck when trying out a utility.


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17 Nov 2014   #992
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Here is what I did. I download the avg free usb scan & the virus update info. Then I boot from the usb flash to scan my computer about once a month. I already have MSE installed myself. I also have grub installed, which actual helps prevent boot sector virus/rootkits. How, I think it is installed in a non-standard way. When I was using windows 10 preview, I could never upgrade to the next build. Once I disabled grub. It installed. Then I re-enabled grub.

Here are some of the tools that I use
Avg usb flash boot
MSE
Mini Partition Wizard
Mini Partition Wizard CD/DVD boot disk (Only use this if you are going to restore your system from backup)
Super Grub CD/DVD boot disk (boots to a Linux system where grub is disabled. Some tools on the cd don't work to well or won't load but will boot to your Linux system though)
Macrium
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17 Nov 2014   #993
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

re AVAST which in the past I reco'd and no longer do so....
Just worked again on a gorgeous hp dv7, i7 with dedicated radeon gpu... just a killer system.
this is the second time I've had this one in my shop in 2 months - the last time I completely clean installed win7 to get rid of malevolence. Came back, and was reinfected with 'my search' search.conduit and relateds, variant "n"... they keep morphing this one. lots of hangers-on...
Paid "pro" edition of AVAST had been up and running the whole time [the lady insists it does some good]. never caught any of it. I doubt seriously that any other "AV Suite" that eats your resources would have caught these either. I got paid, but it was a nuisance having to fool with it.

the lady had uninstalled [without asking me] WinPatrol - "because its interrupting me too much" !!
duhh...

so it goes in pc land

i reinstalled WinPatrol told her she's "on her own" again regards the faux "security" of AV suites, explained to her how to respond to WinPatrol's "interruptions" and, once again, a warning or three about toolbars, "shopping sites", and "registry fix"...etc du jour "click me to solve your problems" links, et al. I doubt.....

anyone that does what I do knows that there are literally countless good, potentially potent PC's out there all around us that are effectively out of commission due to the swarm of grayware, malware, adware, popup-a-million-ware, choked browsers, rredirects, etc, so people eventually just move on to iphones, ipads,'droids, etc and quit trying to do any useful work on PC's.

as an aside, AVAST on android is a total disaster. can literally destroy your handset by overheating unless caught early and vanquished. The 'droid community thankfully has figured out that just a little periodic maintenance with a couple of good tools is FAR better than loading ANYthing realtime in the background

imo M'soft has lost the small-device war, and is in grave danger of losing the "touch device" battle altogether, permanently becoming a niche player. 'tis a shame because there is a lot of good utility in a Win 10 PC - it can be the hub of everything if properly done
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17 Nov 2014   #994
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I haven't noticed any detection issues with Avast.

Every couple of week I run MalwareBytes and it has always agreed with Avast (i.e. I can't recall it ever finding something that Avast hasn't complained about).

The clean install fixed some issues I had with the latest version (after the in-place update).

I don't like how many services it wants to run though.
I disabled most of the tools during the install too.
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17 Nov 2014   #995
Sugarcake18

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

I wouldn't say there is a best antivirus a lot of them have their perks all I know is that Norton is a computer resource hog and a joke. (in my opinion)
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17 Nov 2014   #996
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

I had Avast installed, and I must say that Panda Free Antivirus picks up more than Avast. AVG picked up more than Avast as well. Panda detects tracking cookies and removed them. I've heard that Avast has caused a lot of issues for people as well.
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18 Nov 2014   #997
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
This might help in the future:

Avast - Uninstall Completely
Thanks for the link too I installed Avira free on the newlaptop and it drove me nuts every ten seconds popping up something had beenfound and thinking Avast would be ok same thing never had such naggyprograms on a machine before . So MSE is going on this morning.
If you are being annoyed by those programs even the freebies you might want to give VIPRE a good run! I plan to get the lifetime license upon renewal this upcoming Spring! VIPRE Internet Security 2015 free trial

You never know it's even running in the background until going to click on some download when it detects some IE toolbar option or some other item you have to uncheck when trying out a utility.

Well problem solved as I flipped in an EVO SSD and an OEM 7and Kaspersky back on board I used the freebies really as stop gap measure as Ionly had one KISS licence left.

So I went and bought a key car with a 3 PC 2 year licencefor Kaspersky for $89 so for the financially minded that equates to $0.04 perday per machine so freebies in my mindare just stop gap measures as Imentioned before.
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18 Nov 2014   #998
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

VIPRE surpasses the bunch of them including AVG which I ran with previously for a number of years. You can be right in the middle of some type of resource hungry app or gaming session when the schedule full system scan begins and won't even know VIPRE is even installed due to how quiet it runs unless flagging a new download when you open the folder you have it in before even having a chance to click on it!

Saw that lately with a free media player I had to locate which had the typical toolbar you don't want option plus the trial for McAF(fail)ee you have to uncheck all the time. But I still needed to get the freebie player on a laptop since WMP 10 wasn't able to display some video captures correctly. The vertical hold was not to be found making them look like rainbow strips across the screen during playback.

As far as Norton Symantec more recently had to do some serious redesign work to make that one a bit less resourceful as explained to me a while back by one of their senior security analysts. Their Norton Internet Security 2014 is one example of the changes that company had to make over the years of having the Bloatware tag. I ran Symantec System Works as well as tried out McAFail back in the late 90s with 9x(95, 98SE) and gave up until finding AVG on the old XP machines a decade or so in years past.
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18 Nov 2014   #999
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejamestw23 View Post
I had Avast installed, and I must say that Panda Free Antivirus picks up more than Avast. AVG picked up more than Avast as well. Panda detects tracking cookies and removed them. I've heard that Avast has caused a lot of issues for people as well.
I use other programs like CCleaner and Glary Utilities to deal with cookies (Flash or standard) and Temp folder junk.

MalwareBytes scored 100% in AV-TEST's comparison a few months ago.
http://www.av-test.org/en/news/news-...lware-attacks/
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18 Nov 2014   #1000
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejamestw23 View Post
I had Avast installed, and I must say that Panda Free Antivirus picks up more than Avast. AVG picked up more than Avast as well. Panda detects tracking cookies and removed them. I've heard that Avast has caused a lot of issues for people as well.
I use other programs like CCleaner and Glary Utilities to deal with cookies (Flash or standard) and Temp folder junk.

MalwareBytes scored 100% in AV-TEST's comparison a few months ago.
http://www.av-test.org/en/news/news-...lware-attacks/
I use Panda Cloud Cleaner and Malwarebytes.
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