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

31 Aug 2012   #451
poorguy

Linux Ubuntu 64 bit / Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

hey M1GU31, my combo is avast free/superantispyware free/malwarebytes free/windows defender/common sense. all seem to be running well together. i have tried and run alot of different free antivirus and like most of them and they do seem to work. freeware rocks. poorguy


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31 Aug 2012   #452
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poorguy View Post
hey M1GU31, my combo is avast free/superantispyware free/malwarebytes free/windows defender/common sense. all seem to be running well together. i have tried and run alot of different free antivirus and like most of them and they do seem to work. freeware rocks. poorguy
Yeah freeware seems to be the best solution these days imo, last time i payed for a anti virus was in 2005 with norton 360. Not very good imo,let a virus in that let the computer unusable and it couldn't remove it even though it found it. Had to reinstall windows So far with avast I have had very good luck,also have malwarebytes on the side like you do and it works wonders.
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08 Sep 2012   #453
DylanWindows7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
BT NetProtect Plus

I use BT NetProtect Plus and its fine for me.
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08 Sep 2012   #454
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums DylanWindows7. Very colorful answer That would appear to be McAfee. A Guy
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12 Sep 2012   #455
nexan29

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I tried to use several anti virus alike avast, kaspersky and norton, for some reason, I want to try mse coz thsey say that is not really affect the operation of computer.
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12 Sep 2012   #456
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nexan29 View Post
I tried to use several anti virus alike avast, kaspersky and norton, for some reason, I want to try mse coz thsey say that is not really affect the operation of computer.
MSE has a pretty good reputation because Microsoft really does want to protect it's operating systems. A lot of folks also recommend using the free Malwarebytes on-demand scanner as a second tool.

Malwarebytes

If you decide to try MSE, I'd suggest you first run the official uninstaller tool for any previous anti-virus you might have installed on your computer. Many times control panel > programs and features > uninstall leaves behind pieces of the anti-virus and that could prevent a good install of a new product.

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12 Sep 2012   #457
poorguy

Linux Ubuntu 64 bit / Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

hey all, i use MSE and it is ok. i also use Avast and i think it is a better choice. they are both good and you can't go wrong with either one. just my opinion. poorguy
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12 Sep 2012   #458
poorguy

Linux Ubuntu 64 bit / Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

hey all, also agree malwarebytes free and superantispyware free are good to have along with mse or avast or any antivirus that you have. never noticed any impact on any of my desktops running mse or avast. i also use revo uninstaller free for software removal and have no complaints with it.
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12 Sep 2012   #459
hungvilee

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

we can not restore what did mse remove,so i unistailled .avira free and mbam are work well together.i like them .
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12 Sep 2012   #460
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hungvilee View Post
we can not restore what did mse remove
MSE does allow setting what action to take in "Default actions".
I believe if this is set to "Quarantine" it would allow for restoring.
I don't know for sure as I've never had anything found.
If MSE Quarantine doesn't work the way I believe it should, i would like to know that.

I use System Backup Imaging so i can restore no matter what A/V and A/M I use and what they do.
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