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

25 Aug 2016   #1211
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

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I use Kaspersky also, and I like it. Just out of curiosity I tried Bit Defender for a while, but it didn't take long to switch back to Kaspersky.
Yes Dallas I did that too and tried Comodo (awful nagger) Avast and Avira on my test desktop and like you went back to KISS and for $0.04 a day on six machines for 2 years each (two licences) a no brainer.
Tip if you need to use ADW Cleaner Kaspersky doesn't really like it so you need to disable KISS if that happens.

Edit That is disable for the tie you are using ADW
Hey CIT, have you ever had that problem with MBAM/KIS? Or is MBAM fully compatible with KIS?


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30 Aug 2016   #1212
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I use a very inexpensive one called... COMMON SENSE!
It can be updated daily by just looking in the bathroom mirror.
JMHO
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30 Aug 2016   #1213
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Dennis! Long time no see my friend

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21 Sep 2016   #1214
Automata

Windows Vista Pro, 7 Pro, 8.1 Pro and Home
 
 

This thread is pretty pointless. Viruses arent the problem these days. Exploits that drop malware like rootkits and keylogging RATs are the problem.

Exploit mitigations are the most important type of security software you can use to prevent modern malware.

Most antiviruses are worse than useless and can be a way for malware to infect a system, since they often have administrator priveliges and dont protect themselves from exploits with techniques such as ASLR.

Windows Defender is actually very good, but only when paired with exploit mitigations that use generic techniques and NOT signatures. Malwarebytes Anti Exploit or Microsoft EMET are exploit mitigations that use generic techniques.
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21 Sep 2016   #1215
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 Dallas 7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7 View Post
I use Kaspersky also, and I like it. Just out of curiosity I tried Bit Defender for a while, but it didn't take long to switch back to Kaspersky.
Yes Dallas I did that too and tried Comodo (awful nagger) Avast and Avira on my test desktop and like you went back to KISS and for $0.04 a day on six machines for 2 years each (two licences) a no brainer.
Tip if you need to use ADW Cleaner Kaspersky doesn't really like it so you need to disable KISS if that happens.

Edit That is disable for the tie you are using ADW
Hey CIT, have you ever had that problem with MBAM/KIS? Or is MBAM fully compatible with KIS?
Sorry late reply mate have been overseas and the mail didn't come though with your post.

Anyway I did have an issue with the paid for MBAM and KISS the latter not liking another kid in the playground LOL!! so I used to have to disable KISS when I was using MBAM or be bombarded with warning Will Robinson warning !!

No idea what the issue was and I am just using the free MBAM now Kaspersky seems to tolerate it.

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This thread is pretty pointless. Viruses arent the problem these days. Exploits that drop malware like rootkits and keylogging RATs are the problem.
Well I tend to agree and I have said for years anything can be cracked, hacked, smacked call it what you will if anyone wants to - even Microsoft like Google and Apple are collecting data from anyone using them so I just use the ones I have at least it keeps the adware and rot like that at bay.
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21 Sep 2016   #1216
Automata

Windows Vista Pro, 7 Pro, 8.1 Pro and Home
 
 

Then avoid Windows 10.

And yes, any software can potentially be vulnerable. It is security best practice to assume your network has been breached and use techniques that work with that mentality like two factor, separate devices and backups.

That being said, some ogf the latest exploit kits will NOT attempt to infect a system running MBAE since all it does is get their campaign discovered and shut down. I think that speaks for itself.
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24 Sep 2016   #1217
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

This thread was started over 6 years ago. the landscape changes daily. basic security behavior still applies, and a system with Antivirus is still more secure than one without. Sure there are other methods, and one must keep abreast of advances, but that is also a topic for discussion.

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24 Sep 2016   #1218
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7 View Post

Hey CIT, have you ever had that problem with MBAM/KIS? Or is MBAM fully compatible with KIS?
KIS runs just fine alongside MBAM Premium + MBAE Premium on Win7 (and Win10).
I have been using that combination on at least 5 systems for years...
There are no compatibility issues at this time.
To the contrary, neither MBAM nor MBAE is on the list of "incompatible software" for KIS.

But, each computer is unique. And some users prefer to proactively set mutual exclusions between KIS and MBAM.
(If you'd like help with that, we can explain how to do that.)


Cheers,
MM
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