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

09 Aug 2015   #1121
lehnerus2000

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

I'm using Avast Free Antivirus and I randomly scan my PC using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Free).

Apart from the occasional "false positive"(?) from Avast, I haven't noticed any issues.


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10 Aug 2015   #1122
chas53

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

right on.
thanks everybody.
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10 Aug 2015   #1123
ICIT2LOL

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

Yep well everyone knows I use Kaspersky paid for because at $0.035 a day just about free (3 PC 2 year licence) but if it has to be free free the there is a hoard of stuff here.
Free Windows Desktop Software Security List | Gizmo's Freeware you pick it - it will almost all be here in whatever form you like.

This site also does a ton of other software of various types as well
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10 Aug 2015   #1124
chas53

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

thanks, man.
awesome!!
so far, I'm keeping Windows Defender.
but I did download 2 Malware Bytes programs.
the regular one, and Exploit.
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10 Aug 2015   #1125
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chas53 View Post
thanks, man.
awesome!!
so far, I'm keeping Windows Defender.
but I did download 2 Malware Bytes programs.
the regular one, and Exploit.

Now that you have upgraded to Win 10, you might want to continue your discussion at tenforums.com?

For one thing, your mention of "Windows Defender" appears to have confused at least one Win 7 user here. (Windows Defender in Win 7 is NOT an anti-virus; Windows Defender in Win 8 and 10 is.)

Also, this *is* "sevenforums.com" -- so you will get more specific, Windows-10-related advice over there.

One last clarification re: Malwarebytes products:

MBAE Free provides real-time protection for browsers. MBAE Premium offers more options, including more default shields and the ability to create custom shields for other applications.

MBAM Free is only a manual, on-demand scanner that only REMOVES malware that already got past your AV onto the system. MBAM Premium provides complementary, layered protection alongside your AV to help PREVENT malware infection in the first place.

Cheers!
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10 Aug 2015   #1126
chas53

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

thank you for all of that info MoxieMomma.

just sayin, I hadn't posted here in many moons.
and then a couple days ago I got an email that someone had posted in the thread.
I hope I am not being impolite or being a pain, by continuing to reply to posts.
I am sincerely grateful to you and everyone who has helped me with problems over the years.
truly nice people here.
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15 Aug 2015   #1127
Uniqueness

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Security Essentials is one of the most Windows friendly anti-virus I have come across, and it's free, that's why I recommend that.
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16 Aug 2015   #1128
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Anyone interested in Avast Internet Security 2015 for free

Avast Internet Security 2015 (100% Discount)

It doesn't say when it expires, but likely 1 year

A Guy
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20 Aug 2015   #1129
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I've been using ESET for a while and do not complain. If something dangerous appears the AV block it or advise me to not to proceed.

I have not used the MBAM because I fear that eliminates any sensitive file system. I know it sounds weird.
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20 Aug 2015   #1130
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3Colors View Post
I have not used the MBAM because I fear that eliminates any sensitive file system. I know it sounds weird.
I'm sorry, but I don't quite understand what that means.

If you wish, could you please explain?
Perhaps we can try to set your mind at ease about that concern.


More info about v2.1.8 HERE
Version 2.1.8 Release History HERE
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User Guide PDF
FAQ: Common Questions, Issues, and their Solutions


Cheers,
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