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What Anti-Virus and Firewall are you using with Windows 7

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November 1, 2009 2:20:09 AM

Hi all,

Just wondering what you are using for antivirus and firewall with windows 7.

Currently I am using Avast Home ant-virus, and Win 7 FW. I may give Comodo a try.

What do you think?

Don
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November 1, 2009 2:49:14 AM

I'm using VIPRE Antivirus, and the Comodo firewall with my copy of 7 Ultimate x64. Does a good job IMHO.
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November 1, 2009 2:59:45 AM

I'm using Norton 2010 with firewall and 7 Ultimate x64.
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November 1, 2009 3:58:08 AM

AVIRA anti virus,and COMODO firewall,although the COMODO is a PITA when first installed [ sorta carries on like vista's UAC] ,,it settles down after a few days,whereas with some firewalls you never know that they are there ,,let alone working..:) 
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November 1, 2009 4:07:41 AM

Norton End point here Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit it did with any computer it was installed what Homegroup does for windows 7 computers as far as networking
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November 1, 2009 5:55:55 AM

I have Avira on Windows 7 and Kaspersky on XP.
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November 1, 2009 11:35:29 AM

I have Avast Free and Comodo Firewall.....
Running this combo for quite a while.
Works good.
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November 1, 2009 12:26:50 PM

Norton 360 3.0.
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November 1, 2009 4:55:03 PM

Trend Micro Internet Security 2009.
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November 1, 2009 5:04:01 PM

Awww crud! I'm the only one using Microsoft Security Essentials with Windows 7.
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November 1, 2009 5:16:04 PM

I would have used MSE with 7 if I wasn't already using (and had paid for) VIPRE.
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November 1, 2009 6:29:45 PM

Avira Antivir, and for firewall just Windows firewall since I rarely mess with networking or rarely get viruses period. I must say however Antivir has a really annoying false reporting. Everything I go to aion's official website, it logs it as a malware HTML cache. I had to select several folders as an exception to remove that, even then it sometimes brings up the alert anyways.
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November 1, 2009 7:16:15 PM

Checkpoint (ZoneAlarm) Internet Security Suite (Site License)
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November 1, 2009 7:43:43 PM

Wow.... I just attempted another install of ZoneAlarm (I haven't used it since I moved to Vista 64 back in February '07) and the installer had to be opened in compatibility mode just to run itself. It's frustrating how developers can't do a simple f***ing version check and allow 6.1.7600 as well as 6.0.6001, 5.1... etc. I had a good laugh as soon as the ZA installer told me I had to upgrade to Vista SP1 before I could install it under Windows 7. As I said already, running the installer's executable in compatibility mode for Vista SP1 fixed this, but it's still so sad, it's laughable.

Edit: Now this is even more laughable. The ZoneAlarm install was blocked due to compatibility issues. For the record, this was a freshly downloaded copy of ZoneAlarm Free 8 from the Zonelabs website.
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November 1, 2009 8:55:55 PM

dokk2 said:
AVIRA anti virus

+1 same here. As for firewall, got a Linux box (an old 939 lol) + a few adons to do the work.
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November 1, 2009 10:22:55 PM

avast
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November 1, 2009 10:30:47 PM

Avast and the windows firewall do the job for me

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November 1, 2009 11:03:10 PM

I was using Avast but noticed a file that I use to "test" my virus protection didn't flag Avast when using Windows 7 (still does when using XP). It even allowed me to run the .exe without even once flagging me. So I switched to AVG and it flags me before I can even click on the file.

For my firewall I'm using Comodo. I prefer Zonealarm but the free version doesn't work under Win 7 yet.
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November 2, 2009 12:07:23 AM

Trend micro officeScan
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November 2, 2009 12:16:52 AM

KIS 2010!
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November 2, 2009 4:41:41 AM

Tried ZoneAlarm IS since it's free from my ISP and I hated it... caused too many internet issues. I don't remember what version it was, but it certainly turned me against ZA.
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November 2, 2009 1:51:19 PM

Avira Antivirus, windows firewall...
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November 6, 2009 3:46:26 PM

rodney_ws said:
Awww crud! I'm the only one using Microsoft Security Essentials with Windows 7.


You're not alone. I just installed MSE this morning on my newly-installed Win7 Professional x64.

But I only did that because my copy of Ye Olde Symantec AV Corporate 8.0 (been using it since college, has always worked great) won't work on x64 systems it seems. :( 
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November 6, 2009 9:24:21 PM

rodney_ws said:
Awww crud! I'm the only one using Microsoft Security Essentials with Windows 7.

You are not alone, I started using MSE as soon as I installed Win 7. So far it works great.
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November 14, 2009 2:29:21 AM

I have have been very happy with avast and he Win 7 fw. No problems and no bugs. I will never go back to AVG or NIS.

DPN
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November 15, 2009 11:02:00 AM

I've been using McAfee Security Suite. It works perfectly on x32 and x64 versions of Windows 7 and my isp gives it to me for free. Being a (free) subscription service, the definitions are always current (automatically updated). If it wasn't free from my service provider, this is one program I would be happy to pay for.
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November 15, 2009 7:23:22 PM

Ugh... I can't believe someone is actually happy with McAfee. I've had nothing but bad experiences with it for quite some time now... and I believe it to be worse than any of Norton's products. But if it works well for you, then that's great... you are one of the lucky few.
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November 15, 2009 8:01:22 PM

Good old fashioned AVG free (9.0, I believe, as it has been nagging me to upgrade and I finally did) and the standard windows firewall. Not the best, but it gets the job done.
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November 18, 2009 10:19:49 PM

I am running Win 7 X64 using Microsoft Security Essentials and the MS firewall.

I had Avast free version when I ran the Win 7 32 bit RC and it was working fine.

As for Comodo, when I had Vista Home premium, Comodo really messed up after I installed SP 2 so avoiding it this time around. It had worked pretty well up till that time and I still use in for my XP Pro on a dual-boot desktop.

I have Comcast for cable/internet and could get McAfee free. Decided not to do that.
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December 1, 2009 11:15:08 PM

vipre site license,and pctools! firewall plus
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December 2, 2009 4:13:46 AM

My laptop has upgraded to windows 7 32 bit recently and I am using ESET smart security.
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December 2, 2009 7:21:52 PM

Another one using Microsoft Security Essentials. Works fine for me.
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December 2, 2009 8:05:15 PM

ESET (NOD) and Malwarebytes. Win 7's Firewall.
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December 3, 2009 2:41:48 PM

Microsoft security essentials(MSE) is very basic,so i just deleted it.i always had infections with my NOD32 on,and other like norton or zone alarm are always detecting "threats" that are nothing but my programs, :non:  they have bad definitions. slows down the computer(i think)I bought Kaspersky internet security 2010 and i'm happy with it,it's not an annoying thing,if im going to a dangerous site it will block it...it was not expensive.I just have to renew the liscence after 300 days or some,but it doesn't cost too much.
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