Windows 7 What antivirus is better?

kemical

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#2
You probably could but why would you want to? They'd probably conflict somewhere down the line plus it would eat up on you resources big time.. (especially if you like playing games)
Have you considered AVG? It's free and does an excellent job

Check out this thread here:
http://winvistaforums.com/windows-vista-discussion/12354-best-free-anti-virus.html
 


#3
You probably could but why would you want to? They'd probably conflict somewhere down the line plus it would eat up on you resources big time..
What he said :rolleyes:
 


#4
My preference is Symantec Endpoint Protection.
 


davehc

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#5
They all use very much the same sources for information on new viruses. But according to how you customise, most seem to miss a couple here and there. The benchmarks which pop up frequently, on the web, show constantly varying results in the league table, but Nod is consistently good. I use Avast, which also has a free edition.
 


#6
I have been using Cyberdefender (the paid) version on my Win XP machine, and I am very happy with it. The free version is more a scanner, but the paid version has a lot of useful features like a 24/7 help line.

DL has 4 stars for it:

CyberDefender AntiSpyware - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET Download.com

How it works on Vista vs. XP, I don't know but I will get it for my new Vista laptop.

I also had Panda anti-virus, which was good, but Cyberdefender is better for me.

JMHO
 


#7
I got the free Cyberdefender anti-virus program first off their website (www.cyberdefender.com) and it found a lot of stuff on my system then got rid of the spyware and Trojans. I guess I should have gotten the paid version, but since the free scanner didn’t find any viruses I didn’t buy the upgrade. Some of the software that I had installed on my system I couldn’t get completely un-installed. As a test I un-installed Cyberdefender, and found that it was completely removed, it left behind no lingering pops or other crap.

I re-installed Cyberdefender and ran it once a month or any time I got strange pop ups, just check for viruses, spyware or other stuff. I ended up coming past a virus that came along which Cyberdefender caught, so I bought the upgrade to get rid of the virus. I later ran Cyberdefender after the upgrade and it could not detect the virus. Since then, no problems. This is my experience with Cyberdefender - really good software and the 24/7 computer help is great. I also found Cybderdefenders how to remove spyware video on YouTube, which shows their really good interface:

 


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Celestra

Former Moderator
#8
You should scan more often, and update once or twice a week.....
 


Miki

New Member
#9
I'm using AVG anti virus 8.0 and love it.

2 anti virus? lol. Let me guess, visiting a lot of porn sites? Well, one anti virus will be fine. Adding another will only cause slow downs and conflicts.
 


#11
hey! I just realised the thread date lol. =]

Not many active posters so I see a thread at the top and assume it's recent.
 


#12
LOL The date is not the issue it's just that I post the "beating the dead horse" when I see someone posting on a issue that has been discussed to death on EVERY forum.
Nothing personal I just think the the smiley is funny :D
 


#13
LOL The date is not the issue it's just that I post the "beating the dead horse" when I see someone posting on a issue that has been discussed to death on EVERY forum.
Nothing personal I just think the the smiley is funny :D
Ah okay lol.

Goes to show I shouldn't make assumptions. :)
 


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