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Free Anti Virus for Win7?


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#1 fleamour

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 03:55 PM

I'm dual booting XP Pro & Win 7 RC.

Is there a free antivirus/firewall soloution?

EDIT: Or can I run AVG in virtual XP mode?

Edited by fleamour, 19 May 2009 - 04:08 PM.

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 04:25 PM

Avira Antivirus is free, and an excellent application :
http://www.free-av.com/

Use Win 7's built-in firewall and get the free version of Vista Firewall Control. It works with Win 7.
http://www.sphinx-soft.com/Vista/order.html

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 04:40 PM

+1 for Avira Antivir

Also, AVG is compatible with Windows 7
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 05:03 PM

Does Firefox work?
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 05:49 PM

I'm using it now (Windows 7) :huh:
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 06:02 PM

Hi, I use PC tools on my worksations and my server and it is free. http://www.pctools.com/
I liked it so much I bought the full editon...could not be happier!
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:14 PM

i use avast i havent had any problems out of it go to www.avast.com and dont forget to register it

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 08:37 AM

Using Avira now. Seems like a lot more stuff is compatible than I thought! :D Google Mail Notifier is only compatible with 2k & XP according to website but Google Talk is compatible with Vista & will still show mail messages from GMail account.

Is there a deployment tool for tranferring one Win7 installation to a fresh copy? As I understend the Release Candidate will not be upgradable?
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 04:45 PM

I also guess networking a Win2k laptop with Win7 is impossible? I wanted to share a network printer.
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 01:11 PM

Panda is offering beta testing for their antivirus for windows 7. Using it right now and it works like a charm :D On all 3 of my Win7 PCs.


http://www.pandasecurity.com/windows7/
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:33 PM

If you are using Windows7 32 bit then Sandboxie works. At least the new version runs on build 7077. And yes 32 bit Firefox works. In fact I'm surfing here now with Sandboxie and Minefield May 31 nightly build. That Minefield content JIT rocks!! Pages snap open!!

Just google "minefield nightly builds" to download.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 08:17 AM

Minefield sounds good! Hopefully the speed increase'll make it to the next version of Firefox.
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:31 PM

Here’s a link to the preferred security providers for Windows 7: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/antivirus.../windows-7.aspx.

Hope this helps.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 10:50 AM

Im running ESET Smart Security 4 and Malwarebytes Antimalware on my Windows 7 RC 1 and they works PERFECT! YOu should try!

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 05:46 PM

NOD32 Business Edition 4 runs quite well on Windows 7 RC
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