a good antivirus software to go with windows 7 64 bit

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.
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  1. Microsoft Security Essentials, Its Free and works very good.
  2. MSE is good. Personally, I use Avast 5.0.
    http://www.avast.com/index
  3. 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?
  4. I don't think I'd call McAfee a good product. Though, Kaspersky and Norton offer a few good products.
  5. 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.
  6. There may be an existing infection that's suppressing the AVs.
  7. 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.
  8. 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/
  9. 1haplo said:
    Microsoft Security Essentials, Its Free and works very good.


    +1 for MSE. Also, don't visit dodgy websites...
  10. Sounds like you should stay away from running as administrator ;P
  11. 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.
  12. 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/Understanding-security-and-safer-computing

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

    Cheers,
    Cassandra
    Microsoft Windows Outreach
  13. 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
  14. Or maybe he just needs a better web browser! Try firefox with noscript! :]
  15. Maybe try Bit Defender, I use them with windows 7 (32 bit though) and have never had any problems.
    Theres a good review here: http://www.antivirusreviewers.com/bitdefender-antivirus-review.html
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