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

03 Dec 2011   #191
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
what's better avria or panda antivirus?
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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
I found enough crashes\bsod related to panda in crashes and debugging.

So imo don't use Panda!

Dont use Mcafee. Dont use zonealram. These love bsods,in some cases they completely messed up the system.


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03 Dec 2011   #192
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
Can't take any chances with security these days.....
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great pics
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03 Dec 2011   #193
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
what's better avria or panda antivirus?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
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
I found enough crashes\bsod related to panda in crashes and debugging.

So imo don't use Panda!

Dont use Mcafee. Dont use zonealram. These love bsods,in some cases they completely messed up the system.
okay but can I make avira stop giving me ads about buying there product because i don't plan to gets annoying
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03 Dec 2011   #194
Ahzrukhal007

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

My favorite protection is BitDefender 2011. I like Kaspersky, but it just slows my computer down too much. Simple to use and it is a great program overall. AVG didn't do too well when I had it, so I switched. I never tried Avast/Comodo so I wouldn't know about that. I also like MSE too, but I feel that BitDefender is better at protecting.
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03 Dec 2011   #195
chun96

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Avast is certainly the best!
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04 Dec 2011   #196
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 noobvious View Post
Can't take any chances with security these days.....
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Ruddy Nora hope you did the outside too - oh and you forgot to cover you and the cat all over lol!!
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04 Dec 2011   #197
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 Ahzrukhal007 View Post
My favorite protection is BitDefender 2011. I like Kaspersky, but it just slows my computer down too much. Simple to use and it is a great program overall. AVG didn't do too well when I had it, so I switched. I never tried Avast/Comodo so I wouldn't know about that. I also like MSE too, but I feel that BitDefender is better at protecting.
Hey Ahzrukhal if you are looking at Comodo the free Premium is the go mate very similar in a lot of ways to KIS - which I don't find slow my machines (4) down and the vary between a Sandy Bridge 12GB RAM to a lowly AMD Athlon 2 core 4GB RAM. It's much lighter than the previous version - just wondering are your CPU and RAM speeds up to it??

In any case the Comodo I am using on an old Dell Dimension 2400 XP has no to little effect on the boot or general running speed and thats with a single core Pentium 4 3.0Ghz and 2GB of DDR1 400Mhz RAM.

The features I like about KIS and CIS is the pop up allow / block messages.
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04 Dec 2011   #198
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hello people View Post
I run MSE and Malwabytes...but manually...every once in a while I update them and scan.

I suppose that's not an ideal AV setup.

But I've always kind of believed that to get a virus on your PC you have to pretty much shoot your foot or put your foot in it.

By the way...this Sandboxie...is it good?
It works better on 32 bit systems since it modifies the Windows kernel(in memory I assume, not permanently.) Windows 64 won't let it do that. For a long time the author refused to do a 64 bit version for that reason. Now he employs several techniques on 64 bit such as "drop my rights" to attempt to get similar protection. There's plenty of technical info about it on the home page.
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04 Dec 2011   #199
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 MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hello people View Post
I run MSE and Malwabytes...but manually...every once in a while I update them and scan.

I suppose that's not an ideal AV setup.

But I've always kind of believed that to get a virus on your PC you have to pretty much shoot your foot or put your foot in it.

By the way...this Sandboxie...is it good?
It works better on 32 bit systems since it modifies the Windows kernel(in memory I assume, not permanently.) Windows 64 won't let it do that. For a long time the author refused to do a 64 bit version for that reason. Now he employs several techniques on 64 bit such as "drop my rights" to attempt to get similar protection. There's plenty of technical info about it on the home page.
Just as matter of interest Miles there is a sandboxing feature in CIS which is pretty effective too. The other Sandboxing too is very good but having a free ISS and it having that feature kills two birds with one stone and I reckon that hello people would be better off just using CIS and MBAM.

Your thoughts??
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04 Dec 2011   #200
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I don't have experience with CIS so I don't have an opinion. The thing I found attractive with Sandboxie is only running it when I wanted and only running the app I want sandboxed under it. I prefer a selective approach to real-time shield methodology. I've just seen too many problems that disappear when you turn the shield off. It's like taking a shower with a raincoat on.
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