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

24 Sep 2011   #121
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Best AV?? Easy, virtualization. While it won't protect you against infected USB drives or the like, it will totally and completely protect you while browsing the web, which is where 99% of most infections come from. Sandboxie - Sandbox software for application isolation and secure Web browsing is an awesome free tool that will virtually (pun intended) eliminate all infections...........It is not a replacement to your AV, but rather it's the 1st line of defense that should be used by everyone.


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24 Sep 2011   #122
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DBone View Post
Best AV?? Easy, virtualization. While it won't protect you against infected USB drives or the like, it will totally and completely protect you while browsing the web, which is where 99% of most infections come from. Sandboxie - Sandbox software for application isolation and secure Web browsing is an awesome free tool that will virtually (pun intended) eliminate all infections...........It is not a replacement to your AV, but rather it's the 1st line of defense that should be used by everyone.
.............
The longer i am reading posts here on the forum the more i am inclined to get that sandboxie installed. Then i won't have to mention Linux any longer
It seems to be the only solution and i am wondering why Microsoft does not give something similar or even change their OS a bit and include something like that. They could even buy
them out; they've got money enough. Ah well, the wonderful world of IT.
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24 Sep 2011   #123
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Well, I have some news. I installed and did full scans with many products. Only Avira AntiVir Personal was able to detect three additional threats and remove them. Not only that, the browser hijack is gone.

My current setup from now on is, COMODO Firewall and Avira...
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24 Sep 2011   #124
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

So what's the moral of the story?
1. There is no best AV program, at best 5-10 good ones that you have to try
one after the other till the infection is caught

2. Use sandboxie

3. oh...... forget it
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24 Sep 2011   #125
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Well, I have some news. I installed and did full scans with many products. Only Avira AntiVir Personal was able to detect three additional threats and remove them. Not only that, the browser hijack is gone.

My current setup from now on is, COMODO Firewall and Avira...
Well my setup is a Budlight and watching College Football/golf.
So I guess my best AV is not going places I don't need to/downloading from unknown sites, and not opening e-mail from strangers.


Now back to the Game....
THW
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24 Sep 2011   #126
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Well, I have some news. I installed and did full scans with many products. Only Avira AntiVir Personal was able to detect three additional threats and remove them. Not only that, the browser hijack is gone.

My current setup from now on is, COMODO Firewall and Avira...
Well my setup is a Budlight and watching College Football/golf.
So I guess my best AV is not going places I don't need to/downloading from unknown sites, and not opening e-mail from strangers.


Now back to the Game....
THW
Oi, don't take me for a fool.
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24 Sep 2011   #127
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
............

Well my setup is a Budlight and watching College Football/golf.
.........
THW
So now i finally know why it's "the HOWLING wolves".
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24 Sep 2011   #128
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Well, I have some news. I installed and did full scans with many products. Only Avira AntiVir Personal was able to detect three additional threats and remove them. Not only that, the browser hijack is gone.

My current setup from now on is, COMODO Firewall and Avira...
Well my setup is a Budlight and watching College Football/golf.
So I guess my best AV is not going places I don't need to/downloading from unknown sites, and not opening e-mail from strangers.


Now back to the Game....
THW
Oi, don't take me for a fool.
Never crossed my mind in thinking you were a fool!
Only a fool would think that about you!
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24 Sep 2011   #129
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post

Well my setup is a Budlight and watching College Football/golf.
So I guess my best AV is not going places I don't need to/downloading from unknown sites, and not opening e-mail from strangers.


Now back to the Game....
THW
Oi, don't take me for a fool.
Never crossed my mind in thinking you were a fool!
Only a fool would think that about you!
My apologies, I misunderstood...
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24 Sep 2011   #130
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Oi, don't take me for a fool.
Never crossed my mind in thinking you were a fool!
Only a fool would think that about you!
My apologies, I misunderstood...


Then you are a fool for misunderstanding me...

I am never serious or critical on ones post or comments. That would make me a fool.
I can make a fool of myself without any outside assistance.
Have a great week-end my friend.
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