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

29 Mar 2012   #351
Katherinez212

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Tweek, i used this now....
Thanks once again


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18 Apr 2012   #352
elstupido

win 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ricorik View Post
I m use now Comodo firewall, Avira-anti virus, and Spybot - Search & Destroy.

It works for me
I think you can get rid of spybot at this point. Wont add to comodo or avira and increases the chances of a conflict in the future.
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18 Apr 2012   #353
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elstupido View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ricorik View Post
I m use now Comodo firewall, Avira-anti virus, and Spybot - Search & Destroy.

It works for me
I think you can get rid of spybot at this point. Wont add to comodo or avira and increases the chances of a conflict in the future.
Haven't used Spybot in ages. Substitute Malwarebytes, and now you're talking

A Guy
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18 Apr 2012   #354
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Use Microsoft Security Essentials, along with Windows Firewall and Malwarebytes. Common sense helps a lot too
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18 Apr 2012   #355
elstupido

win 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Use Microsoft Security Essentials, along with Windows Firewall and Malwarebytes. Common sense helps a lot too
If you choose to rely on MSE, do yourself a favor and surf from a SUA if your not already.
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18 Apr 2012   #356
elstupido

win 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elstupido View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ricorik View Post
I m use now Comodo firewall, Avira-anti virus, and Spybot - Search & Destroy.

It works for me
I think you can get rid of spybot at this point. Wont add to comodo or avira and increases the chances of a conflict in the future.
Haven't used Spybot in ages. Substitute Malwarebytes, and now you're talking

A Guy
Amen.
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19 Apr 2012   #357
monkeylove

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

The best anti-virus will vary from year to year given results from sites like AV-Comparatives:

AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Welcome to AV-Comparatives.org

Given that, you will have to stick with what you paid for during the year, after which you can decide to renew. The same goes for anti-malware and firewalls.

If you're look for something free, then you can probably look at any free version of the best-ranked software for anti-virus, firewall, and other categories. From there, you can decide to uninstall and switch to a free version of another program if it is ranked better the following year.
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22 Apr 2012   #358
Vinny

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

currently using avast free and spybot s&d..everything is fine at this moment...hope it remains so..
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25 Apr 2012   #359
elstupido

win 7 64
 
 

As of today, i will proclaim MSE 4 the winner.
That is if you use a LUA / SUA and the mighty Sandboxie.
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25 Apr 2012   #360
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I know what a LUA is (Limited User Account), but what do you mean by SUA? That's the name for the Unix Subsystem Components of Windows 7 and 2008R2, but I'm sure that isn't what you mean.

I leave UAC enabled, use my regular account, use MSE, use Google Chrome and I don't surf for illegal software, serial numbers, key generators, hacks/activation tools, and I don't use p2p applications. I don't experience any issues at all. MSE and MalwareBytes are always 100% clean.
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