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

27 Jan 2014   #741
poorguy

Linux Ubuntu 64 bit / Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

hey jstevens16, i have always used the free antivirus and have had no real problems with the ones that i have tried. i use avg free and avast free for my desktops. panda i use on my laptop. they all do a decent job if you use the most important protection which is common sense and smart web surfing. any virus that i have had was because i failed to scan something that i downloaded and when i opened it up BAM i was infected. freeware provides basic protection. i have heard that webroot is good i am just to cheap to spend the bucks. the only way to to find out is to try it out and then you know. it also depends on what you are doing on the web. just my opinion. poorguy


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27 Jan 2014   #742
acme12

Windows Home Premium 7x64
 
 
WEBroot

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jstevens16 View Post
Hi guys,
I'm new on these forum, my first post hehe, im currently using Microsoft SE, Malwarebytes AM Pro, FRST, and Adwcleaner, I'm planning in changing my AV, a friend recommended Webroot SA Internet Security Complete... is this any good...has anybody tried this one... this cost about $52...could I get my money's worth...would greatly appreciate any info or heads up..thanks in advance.


You can get Webroot SE Internet Security for $19.95 , check this site out


Downloadcrew Software Store - Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus 2014 [1-DEVICE] - 50% off MSRP







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27 Jan 2014   #743
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums jstevens16. I have no experience with Webroot Antivirus. But personally I see no need to pay for an Antivirus either Looks like acme12 has posted a nice link to save you some money should you decide to try it. A Guy
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28 Jan 2014   #744
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I've never used Webroot but I can tell you that you can beat that price by about $20 if you check out Amazon. I used Norton's for years but recently decided to go with Kaspersky Internet Security 2014, and I like it a lot... Anyway good luck with what ever you go with.
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28 Jan 2014   #745
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 mcleod55 View Post
I've never used Webroot but I can tell you that you can beat that price by about $20 if you check out Amazon. I used Norton's for years but recently decided to go with Kaspersky Internet Security 2014, and I like it a lot... Anyway good luck with what ever you go with.
Yep I am with Mack and have been with Kaspersky for the last four years but I still use Malwarebytes SuperAntiSpyware and ADWCleaner for back up / on call scanners as as nothing is foolproof.

I saw recently too that Emisoft was becoming quite a good suite to use too and I must give it try on the tester.
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29 Jan 2014   #746
jstevens16

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the info guys....its a great help and I really appreciate it....I think I'll give it try Webroot but in trial mode first because I'm curious about the Cloud AV feature and how it goes before buying....but I'll be keeping MBAM, AdwCleaner and FRST...will post a feedback on how it goes.
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29 Jan 2014   #747
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 jstevens16 View Post
Thanks for the info guys....its a great help and I really appreciate it....I think I'll give it try Webroot but in trial mode first because I'm curious about the Cloud AV feature and how it goes before buying....but I'll be keeping MBAM, AdwCleaner and FRST...will post a feedback on how it goes.
Will be interesting to see how you go J and don't forget the SuperAntiSpyware mate it is a good and small space program to use. SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
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03 Feb 2014   #748
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

hi guys and gals am posting here after not much response at eightforums. got awesome help here a couple years ago.
I have a new HP notebook, running windows 8.1. came with McAfee. I uninstalled it, and changed to Windows Defender.
got adware. had to reset computer.
I have been researching for a couple days. no easy answers here.
people here, helped me to choose AVG free for my other computers, all running windows 7. they helped me to make all the settings for windows 7. my other computers are a desktop, built by a small builder guy, a sony vaio laptop, and a gateway laptop nv53a.
I also use spyware blaster and WOT. I have not trouble in a log time, with any of my computers.
all of the above, was chosen and set up with help from people here.
would someone please help me to choose what to get for my new HP?
should I do the same, AVG free, spyware blaster and WOT?
any help greatly appreciated.
thanks,
Charlie
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03 Feb 2014   #749
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
If you found a good combination stick with it,
The only issue I see is getting rid of Mcafee completely,
AV Uninstallers
Cheers.
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03 Feb 2014   #750
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

you rock. thank you very much.
all went super well on laptops/new notebook.
AVG did find 16 cookies that it called medium threats on my new notebook.
ran it again. no more.
Malware bytes found nothing on all of the above.
am running Malware bytes on my old desktop. it's found 3 objects so far.
I think it found them as soon as it started.
would anyone please advise me on, if there is anything that I should do about them?
am googling and reading, but I know that some of you are wizards.
the desktop has Windows 7 Home 64 bit.
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