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

19 Aug 2013   #641
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I use Webroot Spysweeper Mcafee and Norton are process Hogs


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19 Aug 2013   #642
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
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 ?
Not Avast for sure. And I don't believe AVG either. I have never heard that myself. A Guy
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19 Aug 2013   #643
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I was pondering switching a while back and one of the sites showed it on the bottom of the sites page,
Now this was a couple years ago,
I've looked at both sites and couldn't find it so I wouldn't blame them for removing it ?
Then again I might most likely be mistaken completely
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19 Aug 2013   #644
dakota37

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Well, right now I am using one called Vipre, works good so far.
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19 Aug 2013   #645
acme12

Windows Home Premium 7x64
 
 
MSE

I tried them all and found out that Microsoft Security Essentials works the best. It caught what the $39.95 - $69.95 anti-virus suites missed. Test show that MSE is not good, but don't believe them, they don't like MSE because it's free and taken away customers







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20 Aug 2013   #646
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 ThrashZone View Post
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 ?
Absolutely TZ I was being very sarcastic when I said that it irks me too the bloat that companies like Toshiba and HP put on their machines and titled as to make the average user think the cannot do without the crap.
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20 Aug 2013   #647
ICIT2LOL

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

Again if you are looking lots of other stuff on this site and apart from the AVG these are good. I have tested the free Comodo and Bitdefender too and they are good but a bit naggy for my liking.
Best Free Antivirus Software

I use a paid for Kaspersky and at less than $0.07 a day well worth the outlay and nevr have had a problem in four years.

There is this too if you are looking for more on call scanners - rootkits etc
Free Malware Removal Tools especially the rootkit ones are veeyr good.
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20 Aug 2013   #648
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
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 loses.
I agree either one could not be gifted to me,
I read somewhere that either AVG or Avast was powered my Mcafee ?
Absolutely TZ I was being very sarcastic when I said that it irks me too the bloat that companies like Toshiba and HP put on their machines and titled as to make the average user think the cannot do without the crap.
Yes I smelled a bit of sarcasm in the air lol,
I was agreeing with you wholeheartedly and reiterating
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20 Aug 2013   #649
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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29 Aug 2013   #650
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I discovered ESET NOD32 in June of this year.

Before that, I had avast! Internet Security licenses for 6 computers.

I really like it so much not only did I buy a 3 computer license for my Windows 7 computers, I have one on it's way for my XP computer.

edit: I should have mentioned that you can download a trial copy of the program to see if you like it. That's what I did.
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