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Windows 7: Any good free antivirus software for my lappy?

28 Mar 2010   #11
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChroNiC187 View Post

heh those 2 AV's are fine (not trying to argue btw) but yeah anyway i coulda sworn the thread had a different Name for it.. but yeah if you want a 2 av like that id use it on a desktop PC.. not laptop imo, i would advise MSE or Avast on a laptop just one.
Everything's cool. buddy. No intention of creating an argument whatsoever.


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28 Mar 2010   #12
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

indeed =)
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28 Mar 2010   #13
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

If you want free, good detection (remember: nothing protects 100%) and low on resources then Avast! 5 is your best bet.
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28 Mar 2010   #14
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
If you want free, good detection (remember: nothing protects 100%) and low on resources then Avast! 5 is your best bet.
IMO, these threads get us nowhere everyone always recommend something diff lol :P

best bet would to give him a link to the latest AV-Comparative and let him choose :S
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28 Mar 2010   #15
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by D3ftOn3Z View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by burnhell69 View Post
can i combo with MSE and Avast????????
IMO, no. I will not recommend that move. Using 2 AVs will create conflicts between each other and slow down your system performance.

You can always use this combo below. FYI, I'm using this combo ATM and never had any problems so far. Well, this is just my recommendation.

MSE + Spybot + SuperAntiSpyware + Malwarebytes

And a little bit of common sense.

Hope this helps.
D3ftOn3Z: +1

ChroNiC187: You may want to reread these threads, there's no experienced users here recommending "Dueling AV Apps". What you do is certainly up to you, but let's not stir people to bad policy...

I've seen a few that have.

Although for the most part, running 2 AV's is not recommend like is stated, MSE and Avast can run side by side with little or no performance issues, or conflict. Back around August or so, Avast ran tests to make sure MSE could run side by side with Avast 5. I myself have tested them both on my system at once for a while, with no noticeable problems.

Up to you if you wanted to do it that way, albeit a little overkill IMO. You could certainly test it out yourself, and come to your own conclusions.
Avast or MSE and maybe a couple manually run antispyware scanners, run every once in a while, like Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, should suffice.
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29 Mar 2010   #16
burnhell69

window7 32-bit OS
 
 

chronic are they all free or trial version???????????ty to all who suggest i really apreciate it...this forum helps me alot....
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29 Mar 2010   #17
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by burnhell69 View Post
chronic are they all free or trial version???????????ty to all who suggest i really apreciate it...this forum helps me alot....
Yeah They're/they have free edtions.

For MSE go here:

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

For Avast:

avast! Free Antivirus - Download Software for Virus Protection

Go for which you like being Avast with a little high detection rate then MSE, MSE having lesser false positives. there both fast - mse being a little faster.. so i'm going to say download both (install one at a time) to see what one you like.
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29 Mar 2010   #18
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I really wish people would look around and search before posting. How many of these threads do we want for f@#!$ sake???

Starting to think this was a waste of time.



The idea is that, in case a newbie to the forum does post this question, we point them to that thread and cut down on pointless threads.
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29 Mar 2010   #19
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
I really wish people would look around and search before posting. How many of these threads do we want for f@#!$ sake???

Starting to think this was a waste of time.



The idea is that, in case a newbie to the forum does post this question, we point them to that thread and cut down on pointless threads.
calm down tw33k, just hope these are the last 2 threads myself like this. Like i said in another thread im going to re-direct them to your 'What's Best' thread.
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29 Mar 2010   #20
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
I really wish people would look around and search before posting. How many of these threads do we want for f@#!$ sake???

Starting to think this was a waste of time.



The idea is that, in case a newbie to the forum does post this question, we point them to that thread and cut down on pointless threads.
Thanks, I just bookmarked that link.
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