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

01 Oct 2011   #151
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle_SP1 View Post
We'll never hear the last of this subject...

Runckle,
That is why I am un subscribing to this thread.


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01 Oct 2011   #152
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
I used to use NIS myself but I wanted more control over my Firewall. I strongly recommend Norton.
Did you try the firewall with Automatic Program Control off and Advanced Events Monitoring on?
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01 Oct 2011   #153
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
I used to use NIS myself but I wanted more control over my Firewall. I strongly recommend Norton.
Did you try the firewall with Automatic Program Control off and Advanced Events Monitoring on?
Probably missed the feature. Besides, COMODO is free.
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07 Oct 2011   #154
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Food for thought

If your PC picks up a virus, whose fault is it?
https://www.sevenforums.com/news/1904...ml#post1606157
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17 Oct 2011   #155
ICIT2LOL

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

Well can't go past KIS for paid for - well config'd it's set and forget never had a problem in almost two years and I just think the online banking set up and safe run are the ducks guts!

For freebies - Comodo the nearest thing I've seen to KIS as long as you get rid of the Geek kid stuff - mind you you can stop him in autoruns and msconfig > start or delete it.
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20 Oct 2011   #156
Krios

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I've been using Avast and Malwarebytes for years. If there is something that Avast can't remove, Malwarebytes gets it. I always recommend MBAM to my friends if they ever get a really bad infection and so far it's always managed to clean up their systems without trouble at all.

Despite it being free, it's really a wonderful little tool to have even if you already have a native antivirus. Or you can just put it on a thumb drive.
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20 Oct 2011   #157
ICIT2LOL

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

I have probably posted these before but if not these are worth having a look at - if anyone is interested.

Results and comments - www.matousec.com

AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Welcome to AV-Comparatives.org
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23 Oct 2011   #158
Founded

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
NOD32 Antivirus

ESET NOD32 Antivirus offers a month free protection or a year protection for $30.

All my systems stick to ESET NOD32 or any of ESET's security software.

I know lots of you use AVG or avast! but when you have the chance get NOD32.

I preffer NOD32 and have had no other antivirus ever.
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23 Nov 2011   #159
livingvirtual

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

I have been using Microsoft Security Essentials so far and I can say it's very good indeed. I haven't been facing many problems since the time I have installed it. I could recommend it to anyone. The best part about it is that it is free and updated regularly.
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23 Nov 2011   #160
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Lol i'm using an old PC what I can say is

Avira slows down the start-up of the computer
Norton Internet Security is the best ! but :S it gives me DPC Latency spikes while surfing
Kasperksy just sucks bad detection (and a huge resource hog)
Avast good ! the code emulation is slowing down programs so if you turn that off it's a great AV and i'm using this one ATM
And :s Microsoft Security Essentials sucks constant 30% CPU and it blocks on me when it try's to remove a virus

Now everone has its own choice
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