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Best Virus Protection for Win7

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July 26, 2009 5:02:51 AM

Just ordered my new i7 build. Equipped with a OCZ Vertex SSD SATA II Drive and crossfire video; wondering after i install my Win7 .iso what Virus Protection Prgm should i get for it? Willing to pay for it.

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July 26, 2009 5:26:04 AM

Well, I am using AVG antivirus. It's a free a/v program and one of the best. You can also upgrade to pro. I have been using avg for at least 8 years, I trust them.

If you go 64bit, you may be limited as to what is available. AVG works in x64.
July 26, 2009 5:59:59 AM

Havent paid for antivirus in years, im running AVG and Ad Aware both the free versions. AVG hasnt let me down yet so i recommend them, especially since stuff like norton costs $40 a year and AVG works just as well but the cost for the free version is covered by their commercial subscriptions.
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July 27, 2009 3:22:00 PM

Currently using Avira Antivir on my Windows 7 system. Have used AVG without complaint. Also using Malwarebytes for spyware prevention/removal.

-Wolf sends
July 28, 2009 1:50:31 AM

I am using NOD32 by ESET works well with Vista 64 i am sure it will suport win 7
July 28, 2009 2:11:34 AM

Here is a link of a review of some recent anti virus software by Tom's. Here they test both free and commercial anti virus software so it should give you a nice selection of information.
Note: The review is 3 months old but is still pretty up to date.

Tom's 2009 Anti-Virus Roundup
July 28, 2009 7:36:10 AM

I am using Norton 2009.....i am loving it......runs in the background...came free for a year with my MOBO

July 28, 2009 7:45:07 PM

Nortons ***, had it for about 2 years, slowed down my machine as hell, go for Kaspersky
July 28, 2009 8:23:42 PM

1) Avira
2) AVG
July 28, 2009 9:12:34 PM

havent tried it on win7 but the easiest fit and forget AV is AVAST

Antivir is a slightly stronger package , but lacks too many features in the free version . Things like real time email scanning are important , and it bugs you to update . Very useful second opinion that you turn on every now and again .

AVG , not feature rich and a bit clunky
July 28, 2009 9:23:22 PM

I guess we will have to wait and see..... Normally this question is asked after the OS is released....
December 12, 2010 6:41:06 PM

Bit diffender really works its just a bit expensive in my country but in the U.S.A it cheaper