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Best antivirus for Windows 7?

post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 

I haven't had the best experience with Kaspersky, which expires tomorrow and would appreciate other antivirus/malware, etc products.

 

Thank You

post #2 of 38

I have used Avast for years on all of my home and office machines in conjunction with Spybot Search and Destroy.

 

KP
 

post #3 of 38

I've had not problems with the free version of http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage  The last time I read any tests or reviews of free AV, this was rated pretty high. Not as high as Kaspersky but not as difficult to setup/maintain either.

post #4 of 38
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPiglet View Post

I have used Avast for years on all of my home and office machines in conjunction with Spybot Search and Destroy.

 

KP
 

Do you use the free editions of Avast and Spybot?

post #5 of 38

Free Spybot, pay for Avast.

 

KP
 

post #6 of 38

Panda cloud,

I have the free version. Maybe because I have an English language PC and live in France but I have had only one serious attack and that was  from ransomware. I phoned my Dutch mate who is an IT man who told me that there was free software available on the net to deal with it.

 

However the next time I logged on Panda zapped it and 2 E cards supposedly from My partner's friends - they were'nt and they got zapped as well. No problems at all running Panda and that's over 3 years now. I may shell out for the pro version.
 

post #7 of 38
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Originally Posted by Black Stuart View Post

Panda cloud,

I have the free version. Maybe because I have an English language PC and live in France but I have had only one serious attack and that was  from ransomware. I phoned my Dutch mate who is an IT man who told me that there was free software available on the net to deal with it.

 

However the next time I logged on Panda zapped it and 2 E cards supposedly from My partner's friends - they were'nt and they got zapped as well. No problems at all running Panda and that's over 3 years now. I may shell out for the pro version.
 

A google search showed various products which received high marks from PCMag and Top 10 reviews.

Webroot, Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Norton and a few others. I don't know how credible the sources are since I've had poor experiences with Kaspersky.

 

Panda Cloud does sound good.

post #8 of 38

Microsoft Security Essentials is excellent. Avast is also very good.

post #9 of 38
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

Microsoft Security Essentials is excellent. Avast is also very good.

I went with MSE since it's specifically for Windows and also has excellent reviews.

post #10 of 38
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I went with MSE since it's specifically for Windows and also has excellent reviews.

Not a bad idea to also install Malwarebytes and do an on-demand scan once in a while....I probably run one every other week or so.

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I went with MSE since it's specifically for Windows and also has excellent reviews.


They are all for Windows.

 

KP

post #12 of 38

MSE: Unobstrusive, fast and 

 

post #13 of 38

I'm pretty happy with Norton Internet Security.  It's not resource heavy.  

post #14 of 38
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MSE: Unobstrusive, fast and 

 

Are we talking about a Microsoft product here?? blink.gif

 

I use Bitdefender, runs very quiet, you barely know it's there.

post #15 of 38

I use Unthreat Antivirus and I like it. It's easy to use and doesn't slow down my computer while running which is a plus in my book! I use it with my Windows 7 and it works perfectly.

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