Windows7 and AV

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Motherroad, Jan 13, 2010.

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  1. Motherroad

    Motherroad Registered Member

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    Trying to help a friend pick a AV for their new windows7 machine. Any suggestions on the ones that are running well on 7? Thanks.
     
  2. codylucas16

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    Just about every AV works with Windows 7 nowadays. If he's on 32bit I would recommend Microsoft Security Essentials with Online Armor. Excellent protection and very user friendly. On 64bit MSE with Comodo.
     
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    Ditto.

    However, if I had to recommend one over the others it's the one in my signature, which runs incredibly smooth with Win 7.
     
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    Microsoft Security Essentials
    Free
    No nags
    VERY effective
    No nags
    Relatively light on your system
    No nags
    Simple interface
    Better than many/most of the pay for AV products (this is backed up by av-comparatives.org..not just opinion)
     
  6. JoeBlack40

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    I have no problems running on Win 7 Comodo with Defence+ and KAV 2010.
     
  7. Meriadoc

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    No nags then
     
  8. Macstorm

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    ...and it's the most effective of all, I forgot to add ;)
     
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    Can't recommend Antivir Personal enough, its smooth as butter on Windows 7.
    If you are looking for something in 64-bit environment, I would recommend only MSE.
     
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    Avast 5

    I know it's still Beta but it's very very stable now and close to the final release (I read somewhere that it's this month).
     
  11. EliteKiller

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    NAV and NIS 2010 run smooth as silk on Win 7 x86 & x64. As you can see everyone has an opinion so it's best to pick one and see if it works for you.
     
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    But does it nag?
     
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    Hi Mac,
    It's certainly one of the best out there. I would put Kaspersky and Norton on par ;)


    Cheers
     
  14. Fajo

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    I'm surprised this thread has lasted this long normally as soon as the words "Can someone recommend a AV" It's closed, but sense it's still open Ill add my advice.

    Try them out find the one you like then buy. All AV's have there up and downs you just need to find what works for you, in your environment. The bright side now is 99% of all AV's are compatible and fully support Windows 7 so go nuts. :argh:
     
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    So far I have tried Microsoft Security Essentials, Avast (including beta), Norton Internt Security 2010, NOD32, Avira, and Kaspersky Internet Security 2010. They all seemed to run pretty well on my Windows 7 64 machine.
     
  16. chronomatic

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    No AV is needed provided you do the following:

    1) Run under a LUA

    2) Configure AppLocker (or SRP) and default deny everything except a few select apps you use often.

    3) Turn on DEP/ASLR for all programs.

    4) For browsing, use IE8 or Chromium (or SWIron) since they both are sandboxed and run in protected mode.

    If you still insist on AV, I find MSE to be unobtrusive and not even noticeable. Not to mention, it has found every malware sample I have thrown at it and the AV comparatives show it is one of the best in detection. There is no way I would pay for AV, especially if the above protections are in place.
     
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    "Interesting" suggestion provided that the OP is obviosly a non-technie guy when asking which antivirus works with Win7
     
  18. chronomatic

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    Yes, but that's a problem isn't it? Instead of telling the non-techie's that there are much more effective ways of securing a Windows PC than using AV, many just tell them to install worthless AV and forget it.
     
  19. Motherroad

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    Thanks everyone for the opinions. I decided too go with the microsoft for 64bit. My friend is a non techie so I figured it would be best too keep it simple. Thanks again for the input.
     
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    Hi Jas,
    If it's coming from you, then I'll have to agree :thumb:

    Greetings :)
     
  21. 3GUSER

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    Partly I agree with you. But as you see the final result is that the non-technie don't understand our words and they choose what is "simple" , not what is the best .
     
  22. YanK33

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    MSE the best AV in my machine light, fast, powerful good OS integration, my PC start up 3 seconds faster with MSE compared to others good free and paid AV,s :eek: :thumb:
     
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