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Windows 7: AVG 9.0 great anti virus

26 Mar 2010   #21
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coco15 View Post
I Have windows 7. and using

Windows defender
AVG 9.0
Spybot S&D 6.2
Malwarebytes
Windows defender
Microsoft sercurity Essentials
Firewall turned on
and automatic updates.

but others are using

Nod32
Microsoft Forefront
and others from above. (We have 5 Computers).

No Problems!!!!
You dont need 2 AV programs running.


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26 Mar 2010   #22
Coco15

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM
 
 

So Ditch one? MSE or AVG 9.0
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26 Mar 2010   #23
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Choose one... If you think AVG does it's job for you then keep it.. if not choose MSE
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26 Mar 2010   #24
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coco15 View Post
I Have windows 7. and using

Windows defender
AVG 9.0
Spybot S&D 6.2
Malwarebytes
Windows defender
Microsoft sercurity Essentials
Firewall turned on
and automatic updates.

but others are using

Nod32
Microsoft Forefront
and others from above. (We have 5 Computers).

No Problems!!!!
You dont need 2 AV programs running.
You don't want 2 AV programs running. They'll conflict with one another. Easiest example, if AVG is running and you're scanning with Malwarebytes' at the same time, everytime MB finds something, an AVG alert window will come up.
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26 Mar 2010   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

AVG - we had AVG on all the system in my computer club. People bring in USB sticks and SD cards and all systems were infected by viruses, trojans, worms and all the other nice critters. And not one per system but dozens on each system. We now use MSE.

MSE - I started out as a MSE fan too. I installed it on several systems (in lieu of NIS). In the meantime I collected 1 trojan and 1 Browser Highjacker (fortunately I have images). In all my years with Norton I never had those problems. Since I still have a valid Norton license for 18 months, I will go back to NIS.
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26 Mar 2010   #26
Coco15

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM
 
 

Never had any sort of problems. So I will keep both and disable MSE
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26 Mar 2010   #27
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

A sensible decision.
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26 Mar 2010   #28
Coco15

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
A sensible decision.
How do you mean? Made a good choice this time?
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26 Mar 2010   #29
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coco15 View Post
I Have windows 7. and using

Windows defender
AVG 9.0
Spybot S&D 6.2
Malwarebytes
Windows defender
Microsoft sercurity Essentials
Firewall turned on
and automatic updates.

but others are using

Nod32
Microsoft Forefront
and others from above. (We have 5 Computers).

No Problems!!!!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coco15 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
A sensible decision.
How do you mean? Made a good choice this time?
Coco15,
To have one Anti Virus running at a time is advisable - as stated previously.

Note above in your post you list Defender twice. Defender [ I understand] has been incorporated into MSE. Therefore if you return to MSE as the program of choice you don't need to run Defender.

[If you maintain AVG as the program of choice you can also use Defender. You would need to check that it was indeed running. Often an Anti virus program will turn it off.]
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27 Mar 2010   #30
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coco15 View Post
I Have windows 7. and using

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but others are using

Nod32
Microsoft Forefront
and others from above. (We have 5 Computers).

No Problems!!!!
I'm not so sure it is Forefront you are seeing. Microsoft Forefront is the Enterprise product. In other words, it is for business desktops, laptops, and server operating systems.

Microsoft Forefront Client Security: Pricing and Licensing
Quote:
Microsoft Forefront Client Security is available on a subscription basis through Microsoft Volume Licensing:
  • A subscription per user or per device for the Security Agent that is installed on business desktops, laptops, and servers and that provides protection from viruses, spyware, and other threats.
  • A subscription per server for the Management Console, which enables administrators to manage Security Agents and generate reports and alerts on the security status of their environment.
It used to be an abundance of infected computers with Symantec products that I would see in the security forums. These days, AVG takes the lead. In comparison, I seldom see an infected computer with ESET or Kaspersky as the A/V.
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