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

08 Dec 2013   #671
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Avira question

Does the free version of Avira auto update?


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08 Dec 2013   #672
Jonguy30

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Yes it does, I think. But I haven't had a program update yet. Avira has also recently removed the ad pop-up window and they've also overhauled how updates work, there won't be any major version upgrades anymore. Instead, updates will be modular, so you can choose what parts of an update you want or something like that, you can read about that on their website. I haven't had any annoying pop-ups in avira, but with avast I frequenlty had to close pop-ups..
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08 Dec 2013   #673
oneeyed

Windows 8
 
 

Best scanner : VirusTotal
Best real-time protection : AppLocker + Virtualization/Sandboxing
Best cleaner : Disk Imaging
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16 Dec 2013   #674
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

There is no such thing as the Best AV, but some pretty good free ones are:

-Avast
-Panda

Currently I have uninstalled avast and I am using Panda antivirus free. It actually is scoring insanely high on the av comparatives and av test websites. It's also a really light AV. So I will see how this goes. In Panda they also have a built in protection against ransom ware which is really cool.

Here is the video for anyone interested:
How to prevent malware from accessing your personal data with Panda Cloud Antivirus - YouTube

Panda does not have a addon though, so I am relying on wot due to internet explorer 11 which I have been trying out. Firefox has a lot more options with that. But oh well.
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16 Dec 2013   #675
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
There is no such thing as the Best AV....
Sure there is, and we each are using it.
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16 Dec 2013   #676
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 Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
There is no such thing as the Best AV....
Sure there is, and we each are using it.
and some - don't forget the on call ones I couldn't do without them either.

Don't forget this lot Probably the Best Free Security List in the World
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16 Dec 2013   #677
indianacarnie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
There is no such thing as the Best AV, but some pretty good free ones are:

-Avast
-Panda

Currently I have uninstalled avast and I am using Panda antivirus free. It actually is scoring insanely high on the av comparatives and av test websites. It's also a really light AV. So I will see how this goes. In Panda they also have a built in protection against ransom ware which is really cool.

Here is the video for anyone interested:
How to prevent malware from accessing your personal data with Panda Cloud Antivirus - YouTube

Panda does not have a addon though, so I am relying on wot due to internet explorer 11 which I have been trying out. Firefox has a lot more options with that. But oh well.
The OCD part of me thinks........... time to change your spec.'s
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18 Dec 2013   #678
Mysterious

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

so what's the best antivirus ? if i use free ones,how it'll be lower than paid ones ? & how much it complete with paid ones ?
so i'm listing some free ones & paid ones.tell me how are these & complete with each other...
1.AVG Free antivirus vs Bitdefender antivirus plus 2014
2.Panda Free antivirus vs Kaspersky
3.Avast antivirus vs bitdefender & kaspersky
4.i also come to know a new one K7 premium antivirus,plz tell me how it is
Thank you all
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18 Dec 2013   #679
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 Mysterious View Post
so what's the best antivirus ? if i use free ones,how it'll be lower than paid ones ? & how much it complete with paid ones ?
so i'm listing some free ones & paid ones.tell me how are these & complete with each other...
1.AVG Free antivirus vs Bitdefender antivirus plus 2014
2.Panda Free antivirus vs Kaspersky
3.Avast antivirus vs bitdefender & kaspersky
4.i also come to know a new one K7 premium antivirus,plz tell me how it is
Thank you all
Well Mysterious I pay $50 per year for Kaspersky which = $0.13 a day as against nothing for the free ones. Bitdefender works out at $70 per year. The only difference is I suppose is the cover you get with a free one is probably not going to be so featured as the paid for.

Anyhow on pain of being repetitive see this Probably the Best Free Security List in the World section 2 is the real time stuff.

Personally I would not have AVG McAfee Trend Norton or MSE but that is my preference.
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18 Dec 2013   #680
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
There is no such thing as the Best AV....
Sure there is, and we each are using it.
Some of us are not allowed to use the best... but I know what you are saying :-)

See my system specs :-(
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