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

28 Apr 2012   #371
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

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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
I only use spybot to immunize my browsers in my system i rarely have it scan my system unless malwarebytes and super anti spyware and mse fail to detect/remove the virus. Usually do at least 2 scans a week like at the end of the week or when ever I feel like I want to do a quick scan


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06 May 2012   #372
kikloo

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi,

I have used many anti viruses. I have a desktop and a laptop. My desktop is a Dual core, 2 GB RAM and my laptop is Core2Duo, 3 GB RAM both running Windows 7.

Like i said earlier I used many anti viruses and after using a lot of anti viruses for years now, I have came to conclusion that Avira Antivir Free with Malware Bytes Antimalware is best combination to protect your PC etc.

Like many are suggesting here MSE..i feel it does'nt protects you well enough. When I try a new antivirus I goto: Download ° EICAR - European Expert Group for IT-Security and I test the antivirus capability there. By clicking on those links you're downloading a dummy virus which is just to test whether your antivirus is detecting viruses or not.

The Avira Antivir Free works great. It detects viruses download from all types of protocols that are listed there and I also noted the MSE fails on some.

Also I noticed some antiviruses don't even detect this dummy virus. So next time you install a antivirus be sure that it detects all the download links here Download ° EICAR - European Expert Group for IT-Security so that you know that your antivirus is really working and you're safe and sound.

Just my 2 cents.

Thanks.
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06 May 2012   #373
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I would not trust EICAR as a test. Firefox does not save text to the HDD, as IE does, so it may not be detected. Also, the site even states that users have issues with the 2nd, .txt file

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"In order to facilitate various scenarios, we provide 4 files for download. The first, eicar.com, contains the ASCII string as described above. The second file, eicar.com.txt, is a copy of this file with a different filename. Some readers reported problems when downloading the first file, which can be circumvented when using the second version. Just download and rename the file to "eicar.com". That will do the trick."
Some AV companies have purposely added the EICAR string to their detections due to complaints it wasn't detected. Your choices of Avira and Malwarebytes are good though

A Guy
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06 May 2012   #374
NecroticisM666

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, 64 Bit Build 7600
 
 

Does anyone here using MSE upgraded it to version 4 already? Any reviews?
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06 May 2012   #375
elstupido

win 7 64
 
 

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Does anyone here using MSE upgraded it to version 4 already? Any reviews?
I have, but its running along side On Line Armor and Sandboxie, with no conflicts at the moment
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07 May 2012   #376
NecroticisM666

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, 64 Bit Build 7600
 
 

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Does anyone here using MSE upgraded it to version 4 already? Any reviews?
I have, but its running along side On Line Armor and Sandboxie, with no conflicts at the moment
Upgraded it already. A little bit slow in scanning and I don't like the interface.
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07 May 2012   #377
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NecroticisM666 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elstupido View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NecroticisM666 View Post
Does anyone here using MSE upgraded it to version 4 already? Any reviews?
I have, but its running along side On Line Armor and Sandboxie, with no conflicts at the moment
Upgraded it already. A little bit slow in scanning and I don't like the interface.
Mine scans pretty quick I didn't notice any slow downs at all anyways here you can see i'm on version 4


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08 May 2012   #378
elstupido

win 7 64
 
 

well, ive decided comodos A/V with D+ is going to be a better bet. Im still using 7s firewall instead of comodos for better system stability.
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18 May 2012   #379
djshonrock

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit & Windows Consumers Preview
 
 

i guess avira is one of the bext antivirus n spyware software...
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18 May 2012   #380
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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i guess avira is one of the bext antivirus n spyware software...
They recently released an update that screwed up a lot of Windows installs.
Avira Antivirus update cripples millions of Windows PCs
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