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

18 Jan 2013   #561
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
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Also took out Java, there is still more of it to find.
JavaRa 2.1 Released

A Guy
That is the same one I used this morning.

Java Deployment Toolkit, 7.0.110.21 10.11.2.21

Java Console 6.0.35

These are the ones I can't get out.


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04 Feb 2013   #562
keebsuk

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
I have thrown the toys out of the pram!

Well that's it for me and Zone Alarm Extreme security . I have put up with the cruddy re installation process, which consists of contacting customer support EVERY time to get a "special" download as the "run-of-the-mill" install fails to work.

I think 4 years of putting up with the terrible installation software would test the patience of any saint. Don't get me wrong, the actual program has always done fine for me but, every time there is a software glitch they expect the customer to jump through hoop .

Revo Uninstaller has just nuked any trace of Check Point and their poxy software and I am in the process of installing Bitdefender 2013, courtesy of the offer at Major Geeks .

Rant over, Andy out!
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24 Feb 2013   #563
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Still using Comodo Internet Security free version. Works great and no issues at all. Very easy to use and setup. Have had a clean pc since November with this suite for a while.
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25 Feb 2013   #564
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
Still using Comodo Internet Security free version. Works great and no issues at all. Very easy to use and setup. Have had a clean pc since November with this suite for a while.
+ 1 MIG the new GUI is so much better though I don't like the add ons it now comes with that annoying Geek Buddy, some utility thing and Dragon which I know you can shut off but still a nice set up.

At the moment I am trying out the free Bitdefender too but too early to say how good or not it is
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19 Mar 2013   #565
dakota37

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I have been using a new one called Vipre. It has done very well by me so far. A friend bought it and gave me one of the 5 licenses, never have to pay anymore for it's upgrades either.
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22 Mar 2013   #566
rybosix

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 
2 AV + 2 Spy/Mal.

I have ebay 2009,Toshiba A135 W7 Ultimate( 32 ) bit, 1.73 Ghz, 2G RAM.

Using;
MSE + free Avast with no problems/conflicts that I'm aware of.

Also using paid Spwareblaster + free MBAM.

I atcually did some tests to by clicking on a link that tries to inload the EICAR test virus. MSE always finds it first so Avast never responds. I if turn off MSE then Avast detects and prevents the EICAR.

This is about the cheapest way to go and still feel like I'm fairly well covered. I probably should not have paid for the Spywareblaster autoupdates, however, it is the primary Spy/mal program for preventing malicious bugs, other that viruses.

MSE and Avast along with smart operations of what to not open should keep me relatively safe. It is only the smart part that worries me.

R6
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22 Mar 2013   #567
robinb9

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rybosix View Post
I have ebay 2009,Toshiba A135 W7 Ultimate( 32 ) bit, 1.73 Ghz, 2G RAM.

Using;
MSE + free Avast with no problems/conflicts that I'm aware of.

Also using paid Spwareblaster + free MBAM.

I atcually did some tests to by clicking on a link that tries to inload the EICAR test virus. MSE always finds it first so Avast never responds. I if turn off MSE then Avast detects and prevents the EICAR.

This is about the cheapest way to go and still feel like I'm fairly well covered. I probably should not have paid for the Spywareblaster autoupdates, however, it is the primary Spy/mal program for preventing malicious bugs, other that viruses.

MSE and Avast along with smart operations of what to not open should keep me relatively safe. It is only the smart part that worries me.

R6
You are not suppose to run 2 antivirus programs at the same time. They will fight each other and one or both or the OS will crash
Run either avast or MSE
Uninstall one
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22 Mar 2013   #568
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I'm using AVG Free 2013 right now and haven't had any problems. I've used AVG almost always. When not AVG Free then Avast free.
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22 Mar 2013   #569
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

I use Avast Internet Security and have been using Avast all of this decade. It has never failed me.
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22 Mar 2013   #570
rybosix

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 
AV Conflict, or Not

I'm aware of those considerations but I've read and from my own experiences--- some tests I stated ---have not shown any conflict, at least on the surface and the EICAR was detected and prevented on every test I did.

Sure, that is only one or two set of circumstances with only one kind of virus. Nobody really knows what would happen if I run every known virus through my same MSE - Avast test.

I'm happy with the results and feel secure with my decision until I have good evidence that these two will not play well together. Thanks for advice tho. I'm still relatively new to the PC world. R6

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rybosix View Post
I have ebay 2009,Toshiba A135 W7 Ultimate( 32 ) bit, 1.73 Ghz, 2G RAM.

Using;
MSE + free Avast with no problems/conflicts that I'm aware of.

Also using paid Spwareblaster + free MBAM.

I atcually did some tests to by clicking on a link that tries to inload the EICAR test virus. MSE always finds it first so Avast never responds. I if turn off MSE then Avast detects and prevents the EICAR.

This is about the cheapest way to go and still feel like I'm fairly well covered. I probably should not have paid for the Spywareblaster autoupdates, however, it is the primary Spy/mal program for preventing malicious bugs, other that viruses.

MSE and Avast along with smart operations of what to not open should keep me relatively safe. It is only the smart part that worries me.

R6
You are not suppose to run 2 antivirus programs at the same time. They will fight each other and one or both or the OS will crash
Run either avast or MSE
Uninstall one
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