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

28 Aug 2012   #441
poorguy

Linux Ubuntu 64 bit / Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

hey all, wow thanks for all the replies. i am happy with avast free and i am going to use it. no problems at all. i also use avg free and have no complaintts. clamwin is also a good one. i know alot are dead set on mse and i also use it on vista without any issues, on windows 7 it has given me way to many problems and i don,t think that they can fix it or it would be fixed already, i want to see what kind of issues it will have on windows 8. i have tryed all of the fixes and they jst don't work for me and my windows 7 is a retail copy. ironic is my windows vista i an iso and no problems. HMM. oh well it is good to know there are other choices for free antivirus that i can choose that work without any conflicts. just my own experience. thaks for the space. poorguy


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28 Aug 2012   #442
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi zapp, we have been finding Spybot will not play well with w7. I used it on 95 and XP but kept crashing my 7 install plus slowing the whole system.

You may want to look at hardware security appliance for threat mediation and scanning.
http://www.sonicwall.com/us/products...SA_Series.html
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29 Aug 2012   #443
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

yep; I mainly was saying that the latest release of Spybot is a major one, and it seems they are trying to address the concern I was speaking of - namely, spyware/trackware/theftware.
What "theft" is in the cyberworld today is one of those moral-relativism exercises: it depends on "local laws" and there is no "local" in things internet. That's why I posted the wired.com article on kaspersky and those who look to his outfit for help.
what's "legal" simply because of a lack of prosecution would not be "legal" to you if you are the target. Witness Google's "arrest" in Germany for flagrantly violating German privacy laws. The attitude is "catch us... catch us, bring us to trial, and we'll see what we can get away with".

So, hopefully there are other good outfits working on after-the-breach scanning, but I had the impression from a couple of encounters with the new Spybot that they are going to turn over every rock and give the user a LOT of detail; then its up to you to decide what to do with it. Definitely not a tool for a technophobe - I would not recommend it to a client, though I might use it myself.
I've never liked Spybot for realtime. Just doesn't do a good enough job for the hit you take in resources. The best way to do "realtime" is at the browser - you have far more chance of being compromised via the browser/bho's/etc than any other way.

And... repeating myself and ditto'ing others from many pages back: good 'ole WinPatrol is still a worthy product for non-technical folks who just want a little extra protection from things they don't understand. I recommend it to people who have been hit multiple times, have zero skills or logical/serial-thinking about such things, but want a chance to stop a mistake. I just tell them: "unless you are 110% dead-CERTAIN that you understand what its flagging, just say "NO""

The main reason I like, use, recommend, install AVAST is that it does a spectacular job at "super-browser" level checking of sites. In fact, if you want to quickly see the glaring weakness [missing element, really] of MSE.... install AVAST, browse the "dark underbelly" sites like gamer-thieves, hacking sites, filesharing sites, and watch how many times AVAST flags and prevents your actions. then install MSE and go to the same URL's.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Hi zapp, we have been finding Spybot will not play well with w7. I used it on 95 and XP but kept crashing my 7 install plus slowing the whole system.

You may want to look at hardware security appliance for threat mediation and scanning.
E-Class Network Security Appliance Series - Dell SonicWALL, Inc.
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29 Aug 2012   #444
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ReviverSoft View Post
Jonathan,

What you need is: AVAST Free or MS Security Essentials + Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (use passively) + Windows Firewall

To tighten up internet security, take the browser Security Level a notch higher and use pop-up blocker add-ons with the Internet Browser you use.

Oh and the most important thing: Don't download/install/copy/click on stuff that you don't trust.

Problem solved.
I know that ReviverSoft .

Avast! Antivirus also has best protections but I need to purchase them. When I choose free antivirus, it has less protections.

My friend also want antivirus because his PC has many viruses. When he has an antivirus program, a critical warning appears and needs to scan the computer. After the scan, a hundreds of viruses found and he wants to delete them. But a registration window appears asking him to register his antivirus by entering serial key (he didn't know where is the serial key). After serial key is typed, users has ability to delete a virus, but he didn't. When he didn't register his antivirus, his PC always at risk.

What a fake antivirus.
I don't want this happened. Make sure you download and install antivirus you trust.
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29 Aug 2012   #445
nick04

Window 7 Professional Service Pack 1 32bit
 
 
Avast Internet Security

I use Avast Internet Security from ages and love the performance. Best thing about this program is that it doesn't slow my Pc.
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29 Aug 2012   #446
Mike Lonewolf

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

JonathanV said
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What a fake antivirus.
I don't want this happened. Make sure you download and install antivirus you trust.
Correct you are Jonathan! Always trust a KNOWN name in Computer protection. And I say go with Symantec Norton 360.
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31 Aug 2012   #447
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

i consider norton 360 malicious.
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31 Aug 2012   #448
Mike Lonewolf

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

Zapp22 I know how you feel with earlier versions of Norton products, BUT this time Norton put THEIR own money where their mouth is. If you get infected while using 360 (Installed correctly of course) you are insured up to $70,000.00 on damages that has occurred to your equipment (as long as you keep it up to date, and that is like around 5 to 6x a day) So sort of a no brainer IMO to trust it.
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31 Aug 2012   #449
poorguy

Linux Ubuntu 64 bit / Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
avast free antivirus is the best.

hey all, i have to say since i installed avast antivirus free i will say that it smokes mse and no problems at all. seems to run real well. no slow downs seems to catch the bad sites before the install anything. just wanted to toss in my two bits. thanks for the space. poorguy
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31 Aug 2012   #450
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I'm having a pretty good combo setup with avast free and tinywall firewall. Works great and has a good detection rate and a nice web shield which sometimes blocks malicious know websites .
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