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

04 Jul 2013   #631
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 Imrankhan View Post
So,Here is my view...
For free antivirus you could prefer Bitdefender.... Then followed by AVG, MSE, Avira , Avast...
But sad to say that Avast doesnt detect virus files which are tagged as system file (attrib +s) and it ignores that file...
Had a virus called help.vbs with system file attribute, when i moved to folder containing it, AVG popped out and removed...
MSE removed that file as soon as i booted by laptop ...
Avast said 'no threat detected' even after i asked it to scan that folder...

For full protection + considering value for money.... 1) Bitdefender 2) Kaspersky 3) TrendMicro Titanium 4)F-Secure
Now you are talking my language Imran I have bee running KISS for the last four years and it has never let me down.
Now for a one machine one licence program I pay $50 which works out at $0.14 a day and they are always sending out offers either knocked down price or a bonus year licence for the same price.
See this http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-co...t_201305en.pdf

Retailers do similar offers so have a look If you want a good config for it ask me.
For a decent freebie Comodo is also good value - AVG Norton Trend McAfee you couldn't give me it!


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05 Jul 2013   #632
Total

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imrankhan View Post
So,Here is my view...
For free antivirus you could prefer Bitdefender.... Then followed by AVG, MSE, Avira , Avast...
But sad to say that Avast doesnt detect virus files which are tagged as system file (attrib +s) and it ignores that file...
Had a virus called help.vbs with system file attribute, when i moved to folder containing it, AVG popped out and removed...
MSE removed that file as soon as i booted by laptop ...
Avast said 'no threat detected' even after i asked it to scan that folder...

For full protection + considering value for money.... 1) Bitdefender 2) Kaspersky 3) TrendMicro Titanium 4)F-Secure
Now you are talking my language Imran I have bee running KISS for the last four years and it has never let me down.
Now for a one machine one licence program I pay $50 which works out at $0.14 a day and they are always sending out offers either knocked down price or a bonus year licence for the same price.
See this http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-co...t_201305en.pdf

Retailers do similar offers so have a look If you want a good config for it ask me.
For a decent freebie Comodo is also good value - AVG Norton Trend McAfee you couldn't give me it!
Weird - they never tested Norton at all .. Very weird ... I have been using Norton internet Security the 3 license version , Every year they go on sale for 29.99 . cheap and great protection ...
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05 Jul 2013   #633
ICIT2LOL

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

Well Total this is just another result list and you will see Norton on it

Results and comments - www.matousec.com
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05 Jul 2013   #634
Total

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Well Total this is just another result list and you will see Norton on it

Results and comments - www.matousec.com
I see that - old norton ... Good way to adjust the results ..
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05 Jul 2013   #635
ICIT2LOL

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

Well Norton have been there about's for some considerable time, and as you are obviously trying to put the skids under anything I say I won't say anything else on the matter.

All in all pretty poor outcome as you are right and I therefore must be wrong and / or have a grudge against Norton. Personally I used it when I first started into computing and found it quite good but over the years I think it has gone down the gurgler. The fact that most computer makers bundle it speaks reams to me - if it is so good why would they need to do that?
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05 Jul 2013   #636
Total

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Well Norton have been there about's for some considerable time, and as you are obviously trying to put the skids under anything I say I won't say anything else on the matter.

All in all pretty poor outcome as you are right and I therefore must be wrong and / or have a grudge against Norton. Personally I used it when I first started into computing and found it quite good but over the years I think it has gone down the gurgler. The fact that most computer makers bundle it speaks reams to me - if it is so good why would they need to do that?
I fix many computers and look after 24 computers right now . So many computers are brought to me with full infections with many of the virus protection's that are high up on that list . But who actually cares ... Everyone use the virus protection at you feel comfortable using , and after you get infected , get something better ..
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05 Jul 2013   #637
ICIT2LOL

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

Yeah well whatever if those computers are so infected it speaks reams of the folks that use them as I am firm believer that if you walk around in circles on the freeway long enough you are going to get skittled.

I have been using Kaspersky for the last four years on my five machines plus the ones I have fixed when the folks can afford it - most of my workmates who don't earn a great deal I usually put either Comodo or Bitdefender on and have had no real issues with those either.

Anyway this subject (along with other issues) always brings out the daggers it seems to me and rather than work together it seems that it just creates an adversarial effect as no one is prepared to be open to others views if they go against that persons own personal preference.
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06 Jul 2013   #638
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imrankhan View Post
So,Here is my view...
For free antivirus you could prefer Bitdefender.... Then followed by AVG, MSE, Avira , Avast...
But sad to say that Avast doesnt detect virus files which are tagged as system file (attrib +s) and it ignores that file...
Had a virus called help.vbs with system file attribute, when i moved to folder containing it, AVG popped out and removed...
MSE removed that file as soon as i booted by laptop ...
Avast said 'no threat detected' even after i asked it to scan that folder...
Did you try altering the settings?
There is a setting that caches previously scanned files (Persistent cache).

My copy of Avast seems to scan files with the "System" attribute set.
I set the "System" attribute (on a file Avast doesn't like) and I received the same warning that I receive without that attribute set.
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06 Jul 2013   #639
Imrankhan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What about ESET NOD32 guys.
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19 Aug 2013   #640
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
The fact that most computer makers bundle it speaks reams to me - if it is so good why would they need to do that?
Could be because Norton pays to be pre-installed,
No different than Mcafee pays the manufactures to be there,
Money talks,
Junkware makes computers cheaper because they derive funds from pre-installed software.
Consumer looses.
I agree either one could not be gifted to me,
I read some where that either AVG or Avast was powered my Mcafee ?
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