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Antivirus for Windows 7?

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#1 jch02140


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Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:40 PM


I recently brought a Acer desktop loaded with Windows 7. I am planning to get a new anti-virus software since my old one doesn't support the new system.

I am wondering which product to choose from and would like to hear opinions about them...
  • Norton 360 v4
  • ESET Smart Security 4
  • Karpesky PURE
  • bitdefender Total Security 2010
I am basically looking for the following:

- Protection capability
- Average scan time
- Resource usage
- User Interface friendly

Edited by Pandy, 12 April 2010 - 11:16 PM.
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Posted 13 April 2010 - 04:13 PM


Choosing protection is always a personal matter of what works for you.

For myself, I prefer Windows Firewall, Avast 5 Antivirus, and SuperAntiSpyware Pro as my main protection on all machines.


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Posted 13 April 2010 - 04:25 PM

Personally I would go with one of the freeware ones. Why pay good money when you can get adequate protection for free.
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Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:51 PM

Maximum pc magazine just did a review on rating antivirus applications, worth the read. They gave M$ essentials a good rating for a freebie and eset's nod32 a very good rating to paid antivirus

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 08:23 PM

There are always an argument between paid and free antivirus softwares but i recommend anyone who wants to compare these product ranges please check out patented technologies. What are they? For example "cutting-edge hardware antivirus solution" what is that, do you find it in free ones? Or another technology from other vendors. We can't just say they give a name, these are patented technologies.

Everyone forgets why these vendors give them free because they want to sell their pro products.

We can say for instance avast free is good but can we say avast free is better than avast pro? I don't think so.

At the end i don't want to recommend anything just want to make something clear.

Edited by webdr, 13 April 2010 - 08:25 PM.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 08:48 PM

From that list, I'd have to say ESET Smart Security 4 !
It's effective, easy to use, sports a clean yet attractive interface, leaves a low memory footprint , offers daily updates and more...

BitDefender is a worthy alternative but consumes a lot more resources.

I wouldn't recommend Norton 360, instead give the "Norton Internet Security 2010" a try.

Choosing protection is always a personal matter of what works for you.

Very true. So give them all a try and see what suits you the best!

Edited by ReviverSoft, 13 April 2010 - 08:51 PM.

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