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Free Antivirus on W7 RC?

  • Windows 7
  • Antivirus
Last response: in Windows 7
June 14, 2009 2:24:32 AM

I've heard very mixed reports of AVG Free, Avira and Avast! working with Windows 7.

What are you guys using?

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June 14, 2009 2:29:50 AM

Avast, works perfectly on my Windows 7 RC.
June 14, 2009 2:32:38 AM

AVG works fine too
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June 14, 2009 2:39:32 AM

Ive been using Avast perfectly fine and seems to be less system heavy than AVG, which is good cuz my laptop is very old...
June 14, 2009 2:59:08 AM

+1 for Avast. It is working great on Windows7 RC.
June 14, 2009 3:03:08 AM

for lesser specs I agree, if you got a monster though nothing gonna slow it down, long as it works fine
June 14, 2009 3:40:47 AM

Thanks guys.

I just discovered Windows Seven Forums. They have an entire sub forum dedicated to system security ( ). It seems avast! is pretty popular over there as well.
June 17, 2009 10:27:44 PM

I'm using AVG on one test system and Avira on the other. Both seem to be working fine so far, except for a few issues with the Security Center plugin for AVG at the start. A day later there was an update that fixed it, so it should be fine now. The _Official_ forum for Windows 7 security is located over on Microsoft's Technet social section. It is located here:
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June 18, 2009 1:53:48 AM

+1 for Avira. Don't know why people are still using AVG(Free, which is based off of the same engine as the paid version), it isn't that great any more. I switched to Aviria after it found a few things AVG missed.

AVG actually tried to tell me NetBeans and .NET updates (Java IDE, downloaded from and .NET updates via Windows Update) was a virus! lol. It also told me that my host file (Located in: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc) was a virus, which wasn't.


Best Free Anti-Virus software: There was no contest with the freebie –Antivir was above and beyond its competition. Enough said.

June 18, 2009 1:55:24 AM

One of the antivirus programs being offered is from McAfee which I have been using with no problem. If you are interested you can download it free from there website. It is in the Beta section. Of course all the antivirus I am familiar with at this time is Beta for Windows 7 RC.