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

30 Nov 2011   #181
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Biker View Post
General Browser Protection running Firefox, Adblock, NoScript, WOT, BitDefender.
System Level, MS Security Essentials, Avast, WinZip system utilities suite.
Working behind a CISCO Firewall
I don't think you should get any conflicts with it, nice setup!
I use Gdata which is BitDefender plus Avast so... yeah


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30 Nov 2011   #182
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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I used Weatherbug for a long time till something tried to come through but no more.

Ever heard of Gibson Research Corp, they have a good way of testing your system for leaks and such. Once in a while I'll pop over to just see how mine is doing.
Yes, I've used GRC utilities for a few years. I like the ShieldsUp! test to make sure your ports are stealthed. A Windows PC has 65535 (I think) ports.
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30 Nov 2011   #183
Biker

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

thanks, it has taken a while to figure out what I really needed, and after alot of $$$ spent testing hardware/software.
I see you or using the i5-2500K CPU as well, how do you like it, I am using the Hyper N520 heatpipe system
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30 Nov 2011   #184
Biker

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

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Yes, I've used GRC utilities for a few years. I like the ShieldsUp! test to make sure your ports are stealthed. A Windows PC has 65535 (I think) ports.[/QUOTE]


the Leak test will get ya tho, something worth looking into.
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03 Dec 2011   #185
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

what's better avria or panda antivirus?
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03 Dec 2011   #186
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 M1GU31 View Post
what's better avria or panda antivirus?
Mate personally I haven't tested Panda - Avira I have and it's pretty good.

You don't say whether you want a paid for or freebie either - heaps out there and I think that the paid for's are pretty good value as you get support and for around $0.20 a day it ain't going to break the bank!

As I have said many times before it depends on what you are doing with your computer and the onus is on YOU to be reckless or responsible.

Try driving home tomorrow on the wrong side of the road or drunk and see what the difference is LOL!!

Seriously lots of good stuff about mate and some to be avoided at all costs.

Personally I avoid Norton, CA,Trend, McAfee and AVG. Might be an idea to have a look at some of the review sites - NOT mags they are biased by default (advertising). As everyone is painfully aware now I use Kaspersky 2012 ISS as the paid for and Comodo Premium ISS as the freebie.

Good luck!
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03 Dec 2011   #187
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
what's better avria or panda antivirus?
Panda was a great av like 6 years ago but since then it is going down, though it is still a huge name but i stopped using it 3 years ago when it started to fail in some cases... I have no idea how much they really improoved since then

I would go with the free avira
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03 Dec 2011   #188
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Today I tried Spyware Blaster. Oh! What a piece of crap!
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03 Dec 2011   #189
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Can't take any chances with security these days.....
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03 Dec 2011   #190
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote:
What's the Best Anti-virus?
Answer:
Whatever you decide to use because using something is better than using nothing at all.

If there was such a thing as a "best" anti-malware we'd all be using it.
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