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best anti virus for windows 7

Post by weedguru_animal » Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:00 pm

With the dekstop I purchased today, I received a copy of norton anti virus 2010. I have yet to install it, as my experiences with norton in the past have been irritating. For the last year or so I have been using avast anti virus. Though free, it seems to do the trick. My question is...will the norton anti virus 2010 be better than avast????

Also...Is the windows 7 firewall trustworthy? Or should I use a separate firewall???



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Re: best anti virus for windows 7

Post by wgToonces » Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:16 pm

I also use Avast Antivir. Or whatever but to be honest when it comes to antiviruses I don't have a fucking clue how they work, like something pops up as a threat so you click "quarantine" but isn't it still on your fucking computer?!!? Anyways, now I'm using Kapersky by reccomendation of a good friend/computer geek. But I still don't see how if you have a virus, just clicking "quarantine" makes it go away...
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Post by Weedguru Higher » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:29 am

^I've always wondered the same thing....
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Post by pkkupo » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:10 pm

It doesn't make it go away. You have to click delete to delete the infected file. I don't really know a whole lot about it, but most anti-virus software has an option of trying to "clean" or "disinfect" the infected files. When using "quarantine" the file is moved to a safe place on your disk while the anti-virus program sort of holds sentinel over it. I don't know how much more I'd trust a newer version of Norton.... I'm sure there is plenty of library code to bypass certain parts of established anti-virus programs. But it's probably better than nothing. Do you have anything in particular, Animal, that you are worried about being infected? (programs, files, etc...) Or do you have any worries about a particular source that may subject your computer to harm? (certain websites, programs, nerd ass roommates on your network, etc...)
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Re: best anti virus for windows 7

Post by (weedguru)scarf » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:53 am

i use avira... so far so good
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Re: best anti virus for windows 7

Post by pkkupo » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:49 pm

I haven't had Anti-virus software in a couple years and I'm doing fine. I am however, Quite cautious and particular of the websites I visit, and the things I download and their sources form which they came...
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Post by weedguru_animal » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:25 am

I am sticking with avast anti virus and commodo firewall.

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Post by Liles » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:25 am

weedguru_animal wrote:I am sticking with avast anti virus and commodo firewall.
Great combi, done me well for years. Commodo does bug my shit when I'm installing stuff though.
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Re: best anti virus for windows 7

Post by Bubbles » Sat May 01, 2010 1:05 am

i use Malwarebytes' anti-malware and Avira anti virus and avg.
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Post by weedguru_animal » Sun May 02, 2010 8:49 am

does it not make two programs compete for the same job if you have Aviva anti virus and also AVG running???

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Re: best anti virus for windows 7

Post by Bubbles » Mon May 03, 2010 2:02 am

weedguru_animal wrote:does it not make two programs compete for the same job if you have Aviva anti virus and also AVG running???
only if you let them scan at the same time, which i do not. i use malwarebytes' for scanning because its the only one that does a real job.

or so ive heard. i know alot of people who run multiple anti viruses at the same time, I've only heard scanning is bad at the same time. who knows though, i may be jeopardizing my security but oh fuckin well.
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Re: best anti virus for windows 7

Post by weedguru_animal » Tue May 04, 2010 9:39 am

I wouldn't say you were jeopardizing your security...more along the lines of...you are likely having two programs scanning the same files, in the background, perhaps running the exact same checks, which is pointless. Most anti virus programs once running, will scan certain files in your general use of PC. I do not mean a manually started scan of your system...i mean files like downloads, or websites.

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Re: best anti virus for windows 7

Post by Bubbles » Tue May 04, 2010 4:23 pm

AVG does shit all, i just cant get rid of it.

avira scans deeper into download.

and malwarebytes' is good for a hardcore system scan when you want to find and obliterate anything.
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Post by Weedguru Higher » Wed May 05, 2010 1:14 am

Someone told me about an anti-virus I had never heard of...the shop where he got his pc repaired installed it and swore it was the best one...I forget the name but it's something weird, I think it starts with a K. I wanted to search for it on the net, but cant remember the goddamn name....Anyone know what I mean? Kaposki or something like that sorta
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Re: best anti virus for windows 7

Post by Gorecore » Fri May 07, 2010 12:21 pm

Kaspersky?

http://www.kaspersky.com/

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