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

10 Jul 2014   #921
GhulamAhmed

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poorguy View Post
hey all, i have to agree the best protection is the one sitting in front of the keyboard. like many I have tried a lot of the different free antivirus and kept the ones that work best for my web habits. yes none are bullet proof not even the paid ones. any virus that I ever caught was because I opened something up and bam there it was. yeah safe web habits is a must. poorguy
yeah, very true, bad habits leads to bad experiences ...


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12 Jul 2014   #922
monkeylove

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Following AV-Test results, I'm currently using 360 Safe.
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12 Jul 2014   #923
poorguy

Linux Mint 18 Xfce (32bit) / Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

hey all, have never heard of 360 safe, is it paid or is it freeware. I am always looking for new freeware to try. poorguy
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13 Jul 2014   #924
GhulamAhmed

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poorguy View Post
hey all, have never heard of 360 safe, is it paid or is it freeware. I am always looking for new freeware to try. poorguy
they said its totally free forever
also available for mobile
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14 Jul 2014   #925
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It's become quite a drama over whether it is working well, and will continue to be supported. Read the thread at Wilders, and it goes downhill at the end.

360 Internet Security: FREE Triple antivirus engine, BitDefender included | Wilders Security Forums

A Guy
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14 Jul 2014   #926
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 poorguy View Post
hey all, i have to agree the best protection is the one sitting in front of the keyboard. like many I have tried a lot of the different free antivirus and kept the ones that work best for my web habits. yes none are bullet proof not even the paid ones. any virus that I ever caught was because I opened something up and bam there it was. yeah safe web habits is a must. poorguy
Been saying this for a long time now even the big companies say they cannot keep up with deluge of malware that is posted every day. For example if I were to slip in some piece of malware myself it would take some considerable amount of time for it to be picked up scrutinized and then declared malware. If that process only takes an hour I am guessing it would find it's way into machines left right and centre before anything could be done about it.

I reckon that if they by "they" I mean the dedicated hackers or whatever can get inside government institutions like the Pentagon or NSA then what chance us??
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14 Jul 2014   #927
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

as said b4 by myself and others, in the current climate and as PC's become extinct [thanks to microsoft and the bloatware-inviting vendors], there is no "antimalware" that works, though 2 things can help:
- link-blacklisting browsers or add-on's
- winpatrol or something as good [anyone know of such? I do not].

other than these, the other "remedies" like 360 et al ad nauseum are just whacking-off, pardon the expression. those making/vending such products can see the end in sight, and they are not going to put the best minds working on such deadend "product". you're only going to get hackery and spamery to boot.

the other bright idea is what it has been for years: buy a macbook.

as to winpatrol... as a tech that folks pay to remediate their stuff and reco equipment & software, I regret not recommending and or installing winpatrol earlier/more-often. I have seen the results up-close. as silly as you may think the idea of the little barking dog, people who are utterly technically-illiterate can immediately grasp the idea, and save themselves money, time, headaches.
Instead of having to do call-outs or dropoff repairs, I may get a email or call saying "what's with this" a couple of times. once trained, the user's life is improved.
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18 Jul 2014   #928
Phill3990

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm very careful when it comes to browsing which keeps me pretty safe most of the time so I find Avast Free works for me. Malwarebytes is probably the best remover I have used and would recommend to anyone. Superantispyware is another decent remover which is very good at eliminating tracking cookies left by websites to keep ads going on your webpages. I am currently in the process of upgrading my security to include more firewalls etc due to the increase of scams and viruses in the last few months and felt the need to get my system secure.
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25 Jul 2014   #929
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

here's a little chum in the waters;
Note carefully what the writer/editor says about "never having seen".... it got my attention.
its xp, but ....
XP Users Can Still Get Effective Antivirus Protection

interesting
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27 Jul 2014   #930
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Greg,
You asked me for my thoughts on this topic so here goes.

I use the KISS method:
Keep it Simply Safe.
1. I don't open 3-mails from unknown sender.
2. Very seldom links from even people I don't know.
3. When forward e-mails I use the BCC method as to hide all the addresses of my friends.
4 Don't venture to far from sites I am not familiar with.

The above posts, by all members, is close to what I do to protect my computer along with using WOT (Web of Trust) which is not a 100% lifesaver but serves its purpose.
I use MSE, SAS, MBAM and do a weekly scan with each to keep my computer safe and clean.

Each of us have different uses for our own computer's and have chosen a variety of AV's for preferential reasons.
The bottom line is there is no perfect AV that will save our bacon when we stray into the dark side.
JMHO
THW
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