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Which is the best anti-virus program for windows 7?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Aleksander, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Aleksander

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    I need help with the anti virus programs. I have installed the Eset 4 anti virus program, but i think it really sucks, or is not the best. Hope u got experience with a better anti virus than this. If so pls help! :)
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Get Avast Home Edition. It's free and it works. www.avast.com
     
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    +1 for Avast. Free and easy to use.
     
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    EviLZeD New Member

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    Avast is good but im liking microsoft security essentials atm it uses very low resources and works great for me and its free if your windows is legit ;)
     
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    I would say Avast or Trendmicro(i use this)
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I run Avast on my Windows 7 laptop and desktop. I found that in Win7 Microsoft Security Essentials tends to slow down the computer more than Avast, however, the opposite is true in XP, where I run MSE.
     
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    I run Kaspersky 2010 version 9.
    I did have a previous 2009 key so I just installed the trial downloader of 2010, and then instead of activating the trial I inserted my 2009 key and it is now activated until my 2009 version expires. Then when it does I will just buy a 2010 key (which you can get 3 for about £20) so I don't have to uninstall or install a new version :)
    Very happy with it.

    By the way, I tried to install 2009 first but it wouldn't install in Windows 7, hence me trying 2010.
     
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    get avast, avira, avg, clam, etc all free av

    but disable the resident options, and do manual scans
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    Kaspersky and Nod32 are considered the best.

    I prefer kaspersky, as i find it easier to use and takes pretty much no configuring.
     
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    Eset nod 32 has my vote, using it for a few months now and love it :)
     
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    AVAST! I love it so far and have it on all my rigs..all six of them.
     
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    Avast ATW!
     
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    ESET Smart Security/Nod32 been using it for months along side with Threatfire.
     
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    +1 for microsoft security essentials
     
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    +100 for free stuff, avg or avast!
     
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    Nod32 is hands down the best, finds things Avg or Avast won't.
     
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    +1 for Avast
    +1 for MSE

    i have used both, currently using MSE. MSE is great in that its easy, simple to use, provides good protection, is free, and most importantly, uses very little resources.

    going form avast to MSE im now using 400-500MB less ram usage at idle, as well in decreased load times in games.
     
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    MSE just doesn't get enough credit.
     
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    mailman i asctually switched to MSE b/c of your endorsement lol
     
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    Avira free seems to top all other free AVs in detection rate
     
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    After all guys there is no need for anti viruses in windows 7 for now. I only asked u because i am experiencing problems with the so called "black screen of death". Anyway i found a solution and it is a program which modifies the registry keys in order not to appear that damn screen! U need to use it every time u start the computer or before turning it off. Click on the link below and download the file it says of. Use it every time!!! and dont forget it otherwise it will appear again! :D
    http://info.prevx.com/download.asp?GRAB=blackscreenfix
     
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    i've been using avg without issues since i moved to w7, no experience with other av's though
     
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    I'm glad someone listens to me :laugh:

    Give MSE a try on something. I think you may be surprised.
     
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    +1 for MSE - been using it since it launched and it's fantastic
     
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    I use Microsoft Security Essentials and Spyware Doctor starter edition, both are free.
     

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