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Which antivirus do you use?

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  • Internet Security
  • Antivirus
  • Kaspersky
  • Windows 7
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August 12, 2009 1:40:13 PM

I am debating on what antivirus program I want to install on my win 7 build. I usually use Kaspersky Internet security for XP, but I was thinking about using a free one as I have already used up my 3 license limit. Should I get AVG, Avast, Kaspersky and/or just antivirus or an internet security suite?

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August 12, 2009 1:53:21 PM

I've been using NOD (from ESET) - works very well, proven hueristics, and I don't notice it running at all.
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August 12, 2009 8:31:31 PM

I use Norton 360 and love it. It doesn't really fit your request for free though.
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August 12, 2009 8:45:23 PM

Personally I hate Norton, McAfee doesn't seem brilliant either and Sophos doesn't detect anything. I would say Kaspersky is probably the best and AVG is ones of the best free ones.
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August 12, 2009 9:35:31 PM

I must admist I only used the older version, they may well have made improvements.
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August 12, 2009 9:43:18 PM

I use AVG Free, and scan with Malware-bytes once in a while. Have used Spybot S&D in the past as well as SpywareBlaster.
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August 12, 2009 9:57:51 PM

I was using Avast on my old XP install, and have Kaspersky on the Windows 7 RC install I'm using now. I must say, when the beta/trial for Kaspersky on Windows 7 runs out, I will probably go back to Avast.
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August 12, 2009 10:03:18 PM

AVG FTW
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August 12, 2009 10:22:50 PM

Avast
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August 12, 2009 11:08:29 PM

Avast Pro Family pack +++++

$148.33.....10 PC's for 3years
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August 14, 2009 2:30:53 PM

I decided to try Avast Pro, because I could try it for free for 60 days. I don't know if I will stick with it or not, but I wanted to test kaspersky V10 with my XP HDD before putting it on 7. And for those looking for a cheap place to buy AV software, purplus seems to be about the cheapest place to me.
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August 15, 2009 3:13:34 AM

cappster said:
I decided to try Avast Pro, because I could try it for free for 60 days. I don't know if I will stick with it or not, but I wanted to test kaspersky V10 with my XP HDD before putting it on 7. And for those looking for a cheap place to buy AV software, purplus seems to be about the cheapest place to me.



avira antivir personal. way better than Avast, and free.
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August 15, 2009 4:47:59 AM

AVG + Comodo Firewall.
Both free.Having no virus problems at all.
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August 15, 2009 3:47:30 PM

shubham1401 said:
AVG + Comodo Firewall.
Both free.Having no detected virus problems at all.


Having said that, Free AVG and Zonealarm. Manual spyware scans and about every three months a manual scan for rootkits using a BartPE disk.


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a b $ Windows 7
August 15, 2009 11:28:06 PM

Avast!
SpyBot S&D v1.6.3.51 (without tea timer)
MalwareByte's AntiMalware
OpenDNS account with additional settings from Block list - 25...

The OpenDNS settings are entered into my router with the OpenDNS client installed on my main system as a service.
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a b $ Windows 7
August 15, 2009 11:59:22 PM

Aviria and SpyBot are the free ones.
Nod32 for paid.
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a b $ Windows 7
August 16, 2009 12:05:39 AM

AVG free
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August 16, 2009 12:31:41 AM

AVG Free and Comodo Firewall here too.

I almost gave up on Comodo for a while though when it started blocking anything not in the program files folder from running... Vista 64.

They did fix it eventualy though :) 
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August 17, 2009 1:45:52 PM

I am using Avast and it has caused no problems on either system using the RTM.
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August 17, 2009 7:57:02 PM

Nortons and Mcafee are the ones viruses are *designed* to work on, since they're the most popular in the antivirus world.
I've had them both, neither of which could detect a simple virus from frostwire, meanwhile NOD32 / Kaspersky / BitDefender could, as both are better designed, and less targetted.

It's your choice, basically if you want absolutely no backdoor trojans (even the good, helpful ones), go for NOD32 or kaspersky, other than that do bitdefender.
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August 18, 2009 5:17:55 PM

I Used Norton 360, Avg, Windows onecare, And I am now currently on Bitdefender Internet Security 2009 - Best out of those 3 that I have used.
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a b è Antivirus
a c 421 $ Windows 7
August 18, 2009 11:14:31 PM

KASPERSKY PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!RUNS FLAWLESS ON WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE!
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August 20, 2009 6:24:43 PM

ESET Smart Security [Nod32 Antivirus System] provides the best solution for Windows 7. Updates are very frequent and small in size so as to bypass any network bandwidth limit.

The real-time protection is way too good. Also as ScottEq said, it is extremely lightweight on system resources. Even I do not feel it running at all!

Available in both x86 and x64 versions, it is definitely a must-have for Windows 7.
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August 20, 2009 7:36:39 PM

avira antivir
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a b è Antivirus
a c 421 $ Windows 7
August 20, 2009 7:40:49 PM

Kaspersky uses super low resourses,and covers everything...check out mr izos review of kis it's impressive!
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August 21, 2009 12:30:11 PM

One thing that bugs me about Kaspersky is it scans too many things as in when trying to install a program or trying to run the program afterward. If I install a game and run it, it will pop up after the game has started about a key logging program and ask me if I want to allow, make trusted deny and all that stuff. Sometimes I have to add to trusted a few times to get the program running.
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a b è Antivirus
a c 421 $ Windows 7
August 21, 2009 1:31:37 PM

I have wow, cod 4 and conan installed.i have probably 23 programs installed plus office 2007,and hardly ever receive a popup from kis . kis 2010 is outstanding.it is super low on resources and has never bothered me while gaming.the free antivirus programs such as avast and avg are to heavy on resources!
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a b è Antivirus
a c 421 $ Windows 7
August 21, 2009 1:33:16 PM

Oh and it has already been approved by kaspersky for the public release of 7
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August 21, 2009 1:53:12 PM

Have you used Kaspersky on XP? If so, how does it compare to the windows 7 experience?
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August 21, 2009 4:02:20 PM

I have used.
It is one normal antivirus.
But I had viruses with kaspersky so i changed it.
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a b $ Windows 7
August 21, 2009 4:11:19 PM

My ISP provides McAfee, but I switched to AVG Free because McAfee was a noticeable resource hog. If they fix it, I'll probably switch back, but I'm waiting for reviews.
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August 22, 2009 4:03:49 PM

I use Avast and haven't had any problems with it.

I hate Norton because you could never uninstall the program completely. If you want to move to another AV, you literally have to format your hard drive and reinstall everything. I had to do that with my laptop and I even used the tool they give you to completely remove norton, but after running it, there were norton files and reg keys every where.
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a b $ Windows 7
August 22, 2009 9:00:14 PM

I always go through and delete all the Norton / Symantec keys after uninstalling NAV... but only if Norton messed up sufficiently to necessitate it. Saves from having to reload.
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August 22, 2009 9:13:02 PM

Trend Micro
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August 22, 2009 10:48:23 PM

Now read the date those were tested, since then avg has been rated one of the top free antivirus programs.
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August 23, 2009 12:10:19 AM

Shadow, showing something made in 2006, when we are nearly into 2010, does not count?

btw Avast ftw
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August 23, 2009 2:31:16 AM

ive heard that norton cleaned up their act, but i still get nightmares about 30 seconds boot time befor norton and 2mins + after, eset nod 32 is my fav now, my first love, bit defender is still what i wish to use, but vsserv.exe eats too much ram, so i use eset, and my fav thing is thaat they have a 64bit version too
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a b $ Windows 7
August 23, 2009 2:51:28 AM

lucuis said:
Now read the date those were tested, since then avg has been rated one of the top free antivirus programs.


Boxa786 said:
Shadow, showing something made in 2006, when we are nearly into 2010, does not count?

btw Avast ftw

:lol:  ! I mis read the date. Thought it was 2009. :lol: 
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a b è Antivirus
a c 421 $ Windows 7
August 23, 2009 2:18:51 PM

kaspersky runs great on xp,vista,and windows 7 retail release!
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a b $ Windows 7
August 31, 2009 5:01:12 PM

F-Secure Internet Security works fine for me. Install it and forget it, even on Windows 7.
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September 1, 2009 5:14:47 PM

I could never go back to Norton or Micafee

They'v had my time since Cyrix 300 (damn i remember my cus getting a 333 and I was so jealous!) uptill Xp SP2. I still have 5 or 10 licenses with my ISP, have had them for 1.5 year now, got no need for em.
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