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January 25, 2013 2:00:15 PM

Can somebody please give me some suggestions on what antivirus and malware software combo I can run for windows 7? I am looking individual software not a all in one and will not use up a lot of resources. Please help if you can. Thank You! :D 
a b 8 Security
a b $ Windows 7
January 25, 2013 2:06:00 PM

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January 25, 2013 2:08:15 PM

Malwarebytes anti-malware. The free version acts as an on-demand scanner which does not constantly run in the background but it's a good compliment to an antivirus which does.
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a b è Antivirus
a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 25, 2013 3:17:12 PM

Norton or Gdata internet security and malwarebytes.
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January 25, 2013 3:21:40 PM

avast and malwarebytes .
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January 25, 2013 3:21:42 PM

I, like rdg1101, use Microsoft Security Essentials. It's hard to beat free.
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January 25, 2013 3:24:10 PM

The free Microsoft Security Essentials is reasonably ok and doesn't feel like it is getting in the way all the time. I quite like the interface for Avast also. A +1 for the Malwarebytes anti-malware scanner too.

No antivirus software is 100%, even some of the expensive paid or products, so still advise some common sense.

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January 25, 2013 3:24:17 PM

i would say avast as well

though frankly i dont like anti virus at all. the best anti virus a user can have is the user themselves.
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January 25, 2013 3:26:50 PM

you got the point there neon neophyte it must start with the user first .
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January 25, 2013 3:37:11 PM

MSE + Malwarebytes.
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January 25, 2013 3:43:21 PM

Whats y'all opinion on vipre premium? Thanks! :D 
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a b 8 Security
a b è Antivirus
a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 25, 2013 5:26:52 PM

It's decent!
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January 25, 2013 6:01:03 PM

If money is not a problem, I say pick Norton Internet Security 2012/2013. I have it with Windows 7 and I've never had any virus problems.
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a b 8 Security
a b è Antivirus
a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 25, 2013 7:08:02 PM

If money is not a problem, I say pick Norton Internet Security 2012/2013. I have it with Windows 7 and I've never had any virus problems.

I agree Norton is awesome.
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January 25, 2013 7:31:36 PM

Thank very much for the suggestions. :D 
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January 25, 2013 7:43:39 PM

just don't buy McAfee, if i wanted to cause someone's pc harm i would forget installing a virus and convince them to buy a copy of McAfee
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January 25, 2013 7:57:58 PM

Yes I agree, Mcafee is crap to me. Had my experience a long time ago. Thanks for info.
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January 25, 2013 8:10:44 PM

Avast+Malwarebytes and common sense.
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January 25, 2013 9:07:49 PM

Typically, I run Microsoft Security Essentials for the day to day anti-virus. It's free, it's fairly comprehensive and it updates both within the application and via windows update. Just plain simple

I also will install malwarebytes, superantispyware and ccleaner on all the machines I work with. Malwarebytes and Superantispyware can find most viruses and they're also free. ccleaner is most just a convenient tool to remove temporary files.

Make sure to use an external drive for backing up important documents, photos and other media. I also recommend a cloud-based solution to give you an off-site secure location for precious things you couldn't live without.
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January 25, 2013 9:13:56 PM

ugh Norton is a resource hog so I don't know were people are getting its good. I use avast and sometimes malwarebytes but mainly just avast and I have no problems
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a b 8 Security
a b è Antivirus
a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 26, 2013 12:01:10 AM

ugh Norton is a resource hog < maybe like 5 years ago , now it is one of the lightest and best suites offered.They recoded their whole lineup of software almost 4 years ago.
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January 26, 2013 12:05:17 AM

I am using Kaspersky with Malwarebytes. Seems good to me.
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January 26, 2013 12:11:22 AM

shanky887614 said:
just don't buy McAfee, if i wanted to cause someone's pc harm i would forget installing a virus and convince them to buy a copy of McAfee


efx2001 said:
Yes I agree, Mcafee is crap to me. Had my experience a long time ago. Thanks for info.


They, like McAfee, have re-written their program code to allow for as much of a non-invasive approach as possible. We use it for customers where I work and haven't had a real problem with them as of yet.

SR-71 Blackbird said:
ugh Norton is a resource hog < maybe like 5 years ago , now it is one of the lightest and best suites offered.They recoded their whole lineup of software almost 4 years ago.


I concur good sir! :bounce: 


As for my recommendations:
Free: Avast + MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (can also use Spybot S&D too)
Paid: NIS 2013 + MalwareBytes

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