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

31 Dec 2011   #221
mike1977

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barbarossa2241 View Post
I heard good things about Bitdefender and wondering if I should get it or stick with my 2012 Norton ?
What was annoying when I had Bitdefender 2012 installed on a trial license is that it kept logging so many "autoscan settings changed" events logged it was ridiculous. I have NIS 2012 installed on a trial license now.

I have Windows 7 64 bit.


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01 Jan 2012   #222
ICIT2LOL

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

Hiyya all just come across this little review and while I am KIS through and through am disappointed they didn't review Comodo.

The Best Internet Security Suites of 2011-2012 | 7 Tutorials
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05 Jan 2012   #223
sonshi

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Microsoft Security Essential for the win!
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06 Jan 2012   #224
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

You may find helpful this Good and Free system security.
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07 Jan 2012   #225
tootal2

windows 7 home 64-bit
 
 

I think Webroot SecureAnywhere is the best one out there. its very small and fast.
Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete Review & Rating | PCMag.com
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07 Jan 2012   #226
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 sonshi View Post
Microsoft Security Essential for the win!

Hiyya and welcome sonshi sounds like you are into MSE this might interest you

New Microsoft Security Essentials beta available to select testers | ZDNet
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08 Jan 2012   #227
NecroticisM666

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, 64 Bit Build 7600
 
 

I'm replacing Avira with Microsoft Security Essentials now, can I install it even though I did not install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7?
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08 Jan 2012   #228
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NecroticisM666 View Post
I'm replacing Avira with Microsoft Security Essentials now, can I install it even though I did not install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7?
Why you dont have SP1 installed?

Updating your windows,you have better\reliable and more secured system.

In windows updates they are included many security updates.
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15 Jan 2012   #229
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

NOD 32 has served well for me, I haven't had any viruses so that's a good thing I used to have Kaspersky in 2010 and it was great, i'm sure the 2012 one will be even better
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18 Jan 2012   #230
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
just say "no"

I will never recommend Norton or McAfee 'suite' malware protection products. I have at great pain [sometimes] removed these gremlins from MANY troubled systems.
terribly flawed, invasive, even destructive packages.

Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011 | PCWorld

I have installed AVAST on probably 50 to 100 systems. I have gone in to troubled systems where AVG, Norton, other packages were installed, running, apparently doing their jobs, only to find that by scanning with AVAST and other tools, those aforementioneds had failed, and allowed trojans into the system [or worse...rootkits].
avast is smallish, light, fast, and deadly [to the bad guys].
Anymore, we are not much concerned with "viruses" but rather with sites that are sprinkled with hot links to malicious programs. The combination of AVAST Free, with all its scanners running, and Chrome [I also like firefox and opera..], properly config'd, offer great online on-the-fly protection. I do realize that Google have never met a tyrannical government they didn't just LOVE, so using Chrome probably means all your stuff is exposed to some contractors working for DHS, DIA, BATF, FBI, and your local "Fusion Center" . But very little east european Malware can hitch a ride via chrome

but for those users who insist on using IE plus Toolbars Du Jour.... there's nothing that can prevent the eventual infection. Its just a matter of when, and how bad

I would like to see some real, intensive independent testing of MSE if anyone has a link.... Most of the articles I see on the "Top 5" and "Top 10" anti-whatever packages are bogus.
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