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a good antivirus software to go with windows 7 64 bit

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June 29, 2010 10:16:04 PM

Hello,
I don't care if the antivirus software is bit or not just need something that works. I am at my wits end. I've tried Kaspersky, Norton, McAfee set on highest security and I still keep getting serious viruses. I need one that works.
June 29, 2010 11:19:08 PM

Microsoft Security Essentials, Its Free and works very good.
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June 30, 2010 2:36:59 AM

moore50 said:
Hello,
I don't care if the antivirus software is bit or not just need something that works. I am at my wits end. I've tried Kaspersky, Norton, McAfee set on highest security and I still keep getting serious viruses. I need one that works.


Something is happening there because those are good products.

What do you mean you keep getting viruses? If they are not working, how do you know about the virus?
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June 30, 2010 2:52:02 AM

I don't think I'd call McAfee a good product. Though, Kaspersky and Norton offer a few good products.
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June 30, 2010 2:55:27 AM

aford10 said:
I don't think I'd call McAfee a good product. Though, Kaspersky and Norton offer a few good products.


However it is suspicious that all three are failing. That's a lot of firepower in totality.
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June 30, 2010 2:57:06 AM

There may be an existing infection that's suppressing the AVs.
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June 30, 2010 3:03:39 AM

aford10 said:
There may be an existing infection that's suppressing the AVs.


A very real possibility. Alternatively, the opposite could be true. The AV's could be suppressing an existing infection and the OP is confusing that for multiple infections.

I dealt with a rootkit a few months back on a relatives computer that was a tough nut to crack. Most AV's would suppress it, but wouldn't detect it or delete it on a scan without a boot disk. It caused multiple virus alerts.

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June 30, 2010 4:42:23 AM

Whenever I have to clean up an infection, I have a pretty simple, yet very effective routine.

1. Boot into safe mode with networking (F8 on startup). Download, install, and update malwarebytes. Then do a full system scan.
www.malwarebytes.org/

2. Download, install, and run Combofix.
www.combofix.org/

3. Download ccleaner. Use the registry tool to scan, and fix all the issues. You may need to run this several times to resolve all the issues.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

4. Install a quality anti-virus software, such as:
Avast
http://www.avast.com/index
Avira
http://www.avira.com/en/download/index.php
or Microsoft Security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
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June 30, 2010 8:01:51 AM

1haplo said:
Microsoft Security Essentials, Its Free and works very good.


+1 for MSE. Also, don't visit dodgy websites...
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June 30, 2010 2:08:59 PM

Sounds like you should stay away from running as administrator ;P
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June 30, 2010 2:12:18 PM

Luser_ said:
Sounds like you should stay away from running as administrator ;P


Even with just a guest account, you can still venture onto some bad websites, or open an email.
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June 30, 2010 3:57:30 PM

Hmmm...I agree that it is strange that viruses are making their way through all of the anitvirus software you have tried. Have a look at these tips for safe computing and try sticking to them along side an antivirus software - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Understandi...

Also, I'll add a +2 for Microsoft Security Essentials as an option for a free antivirus software.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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June 30, 2010 4:34:12 PM

well am using kaspersky 8.0 beta for a beta version its very good..it has a validity of 183 days for trial ...i ve never encountered no poblems as my frenz use avast and mcafeee..they dint detect any virus from my side..try for kaspersky beta 8.0 its freee
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July 1, 2010 2:01:16 PM

Or maybe he just needs a better web browser! Try firefox with noscript! :]
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