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

25 Feb 2012   #311
Ricorik

Windows ultimate sp 1 64 bit
 
 

AVG and Avira are the best!

Only the version from Avira 2012 dont like it (to much protection)

So i use now AVG (all free)


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25 Feb 2012   #312
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
The Installer is awful

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ricorik View Post
AVG and Avira are the best!

Only the version from Avira 2012 dont like it (to much protection)

So i use now AVG (all free)
I can't comment about Avira, but the AVG 2012 installer is awful.

It doesn't:
  • Ask for a "Start Menu" path.
  • Ask if I want a desktop shortcut.
  • Remember the existing program locations.

I install my programs on a separate partition and I categorise my "Start Menu".
If I do that with AVG, the next time there is a program update, it installs itself to the OS partition.
It also creates a new "Start Menu" folder and desktop shortcut.

I didn't have these problems with the previous versions.

Otherwise, it seems to work OK.
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25 Feb 2012   #313
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 Ricorik View Post
AVG and Avira are the best!

Only the version from Avira 2012 dont like it (to much protection)

So i use now AVG (all free)
Hiyya Ricorik welcome - not keen on AVG the site is becoming quite "invasive" with the constant add ons for the search bar etc - have you tried Comodo Premium free - best firewall around and very thorough.

Still for my money I get my ISS for AUD$0.07 a day and I haven't had a problem in nearly three years. Depends on whether you want to constantly wander around looking for the best and free (which I don't understand to be honest) and as always depends on how careful or reckless one is on the net
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25 Feb 2012   #314
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I ran with AVG for years but wouldn't place it top on the charts! From practical experience here I can say without any doubt VIPRE will walk right past AVG! AVG used to let things slip past while VIPRE has been nailing things 100% percent of the time.

I also have to agree with ICit2lol as far as starting off with the IE security bar as the first option but improvement but getting too far out on other things. With VIPRE if you didn't already know it was installed you wouldn't even know it was! The only notifications seen are for any bugs placed in quaranteen with the immediate option to "delete from computer".
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26 Feb 2012   #315
Mike Lonewolf

Windows 7/Windows 8 RP/Starlite Linux (Debian)
 
 

The best anti-virus is the one that people pay for, but you get for FREE because after participating in the beta of it, you get a full copy for no cash out of your pocket. LoL Thank you Norton for another year of Free 360.
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26 Feb 2012   #316
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
The best anti-virus is the one that people pay for, but you get for FREE because after participating in the beta of it, you get a full copy for no cash out of your pocket. LoL Thank you Norton for another year of Free 360.
Not always,Good and Free system security combination.
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26 Feb 2012   #317
Mike Lonewolf

Windows 7/Windows 8 RP/Starlite Linux (Debian)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
The best anti-virus is the one that people pay for, but you get for FREE because after participating in the beta of it, you get a full copy for no cash out of your pocket. LoL Thank you Norton for another year of Free 360.
Not always,Good and Free system security combination.
Lets test that out. Go here and RUN all those tests. https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2 this will give you a truthful accounting of your system security.

Brink?? This URL has already been posted by another member. I swear it is not spam.
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26 Feb 2012   #318
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

No worries, Sheilds Up is always a welcome link I'm 100% stealth BTW

A Guy
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26 Feb 2012   #319
Mike Lonewolf

Windows 7/Windows 8 RP/Starlite Linux (Debian)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
No worries, Sheilds Up is always a welcome link I'm 100% stealth BTW

A Guy
Same here ^5
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26 Feb 2012   #320
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

ShieldsUp and routers have nothing to do with the effectiveness of anti-malware products, nor is it an indication of how good they might, or might not, be.

Regards,
Golden
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