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

18 Feb 2014   #791
poorguy

Linux Ubuntu 64 bit / Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

hey UsernameIssues, i use panda cloud antivirus free on my laptops and have been fine with it. i agree that mse has some holes in it but i think they all do. i have had websites as you said been going to for years and get blocked. after a search and i find nothing i go ahead and allow it. i have 1 desktop that the only antivirus on it is only if i decide to run a scan. no real time protection at all. never been hit with anything. i go to all sorts of p2p and omg those porn sites that no one visits but have only heard of and i still have come out clean only the normal tracking cookies when i do run on demand antivirus and malware tools. here again "Smart Surfing Habits" or just plain been lucky. as far as venders knowing about what causes problems i doubt it. most people don't even send reports back or even know how to so that an error if so could be fixed or worked around. that is just my guess and i to am guilty of not sending a report sometimes. norton power eraser has been a very useful tool for problems that i have had or have helped others with. i like freeware and i try alot of different stuff. there is alot of good freeware around that does a basic service as far as protection etc. 1 must research before one trusts or 1 may wind up being very unhappy and feel violated. i have used paid antivirus but there are so many good free antivirus choices out there and yeah they all have there own issues but for the most i still think they do what they are suppose to do and that is to provide Basic Protection and that is better for most then to not have any. just my thoughts. poorguy


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25 Feb 2014   #792
StormTrooper

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

Hey guys is webroot a good anti virus?
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25 Feb 2014   #793
poorguy

Linux Ubuntu 64 bit / Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

hey stormtrooper, never have used it myself and have not heard anything bad about it. i believe it is a paid antivirus solution. i also believe that it is one of the better paid antivirus out there. poorguy
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25 Feb 2014   #794
StormTrooper

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poorguy View Post
hey stormtrooper, never have used it myself and have not heard anything bad about it. i believe it is a paid antivirus solution. i also believe that it is one of the better paid antivirus out there. poorguy
Yes. My friend gave me a code for this webfoot so i was just wondering if this is a good one
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25 Feb 2014   #795
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StormTrooper View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poorguy View Post
hey stormtrooper, never have used it myself and have not heard anything bad about it. i believe it is a paid antivirus solution. i also believe that it is one of the better paid antivirus out there. poorguy
Yes. My friend gave me a code for this webfoot so i was just wondering if this is a good one
Maybe you should comment on this thread: Webroot causing weird windows 7 glitches
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26 Feb 2014   #796
poorguy

Linux Ubuntu 64 bit / Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

well that is why we check the windows 7 forums. seems someone has always found better info or has tested a software product already. good find usernameissues. poorguy
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26 Feb 2014   #797
poorguy

Linux Ubuntu 64 bit / Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

thats why i stick with what i have and never any issues. poorguy
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26 Feb 2014   #798
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 StormTrooper View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poorguy View Post
hey stormtrooper, never have used it myself and have not heard anything bad about it. i believe it is a paid antivirus solution. i also believe that it is one of the better paid antivirus out there. poorguy
Yes. My friend gave me a code for this webfoot so i was just wondering if this is a good one
Take a look at this test site it doesn't rate that good bt like any AV it really depends on the person tapping the keyboard.
Results and comments - www.matousec.com

I do think some are better than others I have run Kaspersky for years now and still get stuff picked up with Malwarebytes SuperAntiSoftawre and ADW (on call scanners you need)


http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer – delete any rubbish these find.
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27 Feb 2014   #799
poorguy

Linux Ubuntu 64 bit / Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

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28 Feb 2014   #800
StormTrooper

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

I have Webroot SecureAnywhere® AntiVirus . Hit me up if you guys want
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