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

07 Nov 2012   #531

Windows 7 Home Basic OEM

I'll be using comodo internet security 6 when its released, looks awesome for a freebie, i may even buy its premium.

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22 Nov 2012   #532

Windows 7 Ultimate With SP1 x86

the best choice is buy a firewall hardware with great performances,

and for the software, buy 1 AV and don't use the freeware(not support for other features)

i prefer this 1 - here
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22 Nov 2012   #533

7 32bit

I use Avast together with Spyware Shelter and Keyscrambler. Spyware Shelter enables me to scan an unknown on which puts the file through every popular antivirus scan program there is. :) The most important thing to me is anti-keylogging when I am online shopping. I dont use an Outlook email address for shopping passwords as I think the Outlook.pst file can be easily hacked.
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30 Nov 2012   #534

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

This is disappointing.
Microsoft Security Essentials was the only entry to fail AV-Test's certification between September and October -- an embarrasing slip for the once well-regarded virus protection solution.
Source: Microsoft Security Essentials bombs tests, loses AV-Test certificate - TechSpot News
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01 Dec 2012   #535

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

The best offense is a strong defense. Nothing works better against threats than simply avoiding them. Fool proof. More people need to be better educated about their online activities. Alas, there are still many newbie/novice/ignorant folk who use the Internet, just waiting for the mal-folks.

I really think someone needs to come up with a simple safety browser, that can allow people access to their websites of interest only, and be scrutinizing of those to be newly added. Also, e-mail attachments should be facilitated with better analysis/filtration.
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01 Dec 2012   #536
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Perhaps not foolproof, with todays malware sometimes being served by well known sites that have been compromised. However there is no doubt the user is an integral part of the security experience. One must remember there are far more people with computers who click any and everything. It is not that difficult to have a layered defense that requires little user effort to keep up to date. If you are a "power user", then it is hard to understand how so many get infected. A Guy
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07 Dec 2012   #537

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit

there is a new one in the mix and it is totally free, called Kingsoft Antivirus 2012. It is a cloud antivirus program It can run along any antivirus program except Windows Defender in Windows 8. There it disables WD. I have been testing it for about a month and I really like it, I have it as a stand a lone on my windows 8. Their newest version allows you to set up scheduled scans and they are coming out with a new one 2013 I believe before the new year
It is very light and you will be amazed on how it installs
If you are using it with another antivirus just leave the default options

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03 Jan 2013   #538

Windows 10 64bit

Well going to start testing BitDefender AV free edition for a while. Seeing how it compares to my previous solution which was Comodo Internet Security Premium free. Will be debating on which works better and research on how they compare if this has been done yet.
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03 Jan 2013   #539
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

From what I see, the free is limited in options. I believe it is meant as a set and forget AV. The default is to delete, so false positives would be a mess. A Guy
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03 Jan 2013   #540

Windows 10 64bit

Hmm yea I searched a bit on the net and yes it's really simplified from what I see on my machine. Only thing I disliked about bitdefender free was that it required me to uninstall malwarebytes to install.Maybe I should go back to comodo,after all it was working fine for me and it had blocked/deleted detections on my machine and on my friends machine which I installed for her and has kept her laptop running good and keeping infections out.

Still going to test this out for a bit though regardless.
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