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

26 Feb 2012   #321
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Right Colin, stealthed Ports means your PC won't be visible to port sniffers and most drive-by attacks.


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26 Feb 2012   #322
ricco197332

windows 7 ultamite 64 bit
 
 

I have been running Avast for years with no problems at all.It's not a system resource hog and catches evrything that tries to sneak it's way in been good to me 4 years virus free!
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26 Feb 2012   #323
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
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
Correct!!
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26 Feb 2012   #324
Mike Lonewolf

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
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
Golden? How did you come to that conclusion? Seeing how a Good firewall (Software/Hardware), and common sense says an ounce of prevention. (Prevention - GOOD Security package, Knowing not to go to site that can cause problems to a computer).
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26 Feb 2012   #325
Night Hawk

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

You can get winged just by clicking on links in search results even where WOT or other protections don't flag a bad site or one that waits until you arrive to slip something on.

Filters like Web Of Trust as well as having an effective not just firewall preferably one that includes web filtering will do more to steer you away.

Common Sense falls into a different catagory as far as acquiring that!
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26 Feb 2012   #326
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 Night Hawk View Post
You can get winged just by clicking on links in search results even where WOT or other protections don't flag a bad site or one that waits until you arrive to slip something on.

Filters like Web Of Trust as well as having an effective not just firewall preferably one that includes web filtering will do more to steer you away.

Common Sense falls into a different catagory as far as acquiring that!
Hum NH your last comment has always been a beef of mine - I think some think that because they have a security suite on it means they can do carte blanche whatever they like - doesn't happen in the real world eh?

Must get that WOT back on too and I am liking that Do Not Track Plus - nice little side kick
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26 Feb 2012   #327
Night Hawk

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

The WOT is a great little addon for IE or FireFox as it will tag select sites in any search results when there is any privacy concerns mainly. But that is limited to just that alone just like any other program also sees it's own limitations regardless of how well it is rated.

The facts of how you browse in general will reveal themselves sooner or later. If you browse carelessly you end up tracking mud all over! The idea of having a good IE security program is mostly for not falling into the hidden snares that are out there being cleverly concealed.
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27 Feb 2012   #328
ICIT2LOL

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

Hum I think I used it a long time ago and just forgot to get it on the new build after I did that.

My Kaspersky -when it's in the mood will tag sites in a Google with coloured "flags" but thats when it feels like it!

Yep agree that there are plenty of little potholes one can fall into the annoying ones are the add on Ask bar etc stuff that one hardly ever notices on downloads and the AVG security search one that is so hard to get rid of - must look at getting a block on it somehow
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27 Feb 2012   #329
Mike Lonewolf

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

hmmmmmmm...This is looking to myself like a security package battle out. Which Security Suite is better? Norton, Kaspersky, AVG, MSE. I personality think in this roundup that Norton takes the led easily. They been doing it longer, and if you look at the new version 6 all former complains have been resolved, and in testing took it to some of the most nasty sites on the internet. I know NH is familiar with those sites, he beta tests too. Of the four packages named (Going with the paid AVG, opposed to the free version) Norton 360 beat them all. Norton caught everything threw at it, not a single false positive showed. AVG & MSE tied at worst - they both caught out of over 1000 only 42%, and Kaspersky caught an amazing 78%. The total here can be found on Maximum PC magazine's website.
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27 Feb 2012   #330
ICIT2LOL

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

Well I don't think "shootouts" prove anything really myself except that we all have our own personal favourite apps for different reasons. However I do like to hear others opinions, thoughts, and suggestions on the subject.

For my money I still prefer to pay for than have free other than to try something out and as NH says (and myself) so much depends on ones use of the net no security is 100% and even if it were I bet there would be always be the reckless few who then whinge when they get "wared".

The cost is not a factor to me either as my own personal one costs me $0.13 a day and that is the one year licence and my lot are always having "specials", and currently I am on $0.07 a day for two years x two machines!

I think we should just be grateful to have those apps around - can you imagine the chaos if they weren't?
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