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Which is the best antivirus for Windows7 Os?


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#1 dheepitha

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:05 AM

Which is the best ativiurs for Windows7 Os? Give me best suggations...


Edited by hamluis, 07 November 2013 - 12:00 PM.
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Posted 07 November 2013 - 05:54 AM

Hello dheepitha and welcome -

I am sorry but there is no single answer to your question, and no single Antivirus is suited to every person or to their particular required usage.

Based on your vague question I have just listed a few of the more popular free versions (which also have paid versions). There are dozens of other free and paid Antivirus programs available, so please select one (only one) and try it for a while.

If you are not happy with one program, you can always remove it and then install another one.

 

Free Antivirus programs: (choose and install only one).
* avast! Free Antivirus <- includes Google Chrom pre-checked by default during installation but gives you the option to uncheck
* Microsoft Security Essentials <- includes the option to join the customer experience improvement program
* BitDefender Antivirus Free Edition
* Avira Free Antivirus <- includes Ask.com Toolbar pre-checked by default during installation
* AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition <- includes AVG Security Toolbar - AVG Secure Search pre-checked by default during installation but gives you the option to uncheck
 



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 05:58 AM

Read this post : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/?p=2316629

 

quietman7 has explained thoroughly about which antivirus to choose.


Edited by Romeo29, 07 November 2013 - 05:59 AM.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 06:57 AM

I highly recommend a dedicated firewall also (not Windows one), which can make the world of difference in prevention of malware. I use Comodo on my Windows machines... I rate it.



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 08:07 AM

Microsoft Security Essentials is effective and very easy to use. Virus definitions are downloaded automatically along with the normal operating system updates (if you have auto downloads selected).



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 06:58 PM

5 Reasons Why the Windows Firewall is One of the Best Firewalls
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Posted 11 November 2013 - 08:07 PM

I am totally not convinced... seems like propaganda to me.

 

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1. The Windows Firewall Offers the Best Integration With Windows

well, duh, it's built by the same company and already installed in the OS...

2. The Windows Firewall Leaks Very Little Information

Compared to other 'suites', what other suites were tested, in what manner?

3. The Windows Firewall is Very Quiet

Comes with a 'long list of defaults already'? If it is anything like other MS products (full of contradictions, illogical rules and poor choices) this is a bad thing. Also, maybe you want to restrict the endless reporting to MS and Co.

4. The Windows Firewall is Easy to Configure by Novices & Advanced Users Alike

Still targeting the novices, on ya MS. Make em believe.

5. The Windows Firewall is so Good that Commercial Software Piggybacks on It

I think the word is prevalent, not good. These companies are just making their installs easier, as every MS user has Windows Firewall installed on their systems already.


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 08:20 PM

It works well on all my family computers...I wouldn't change it.
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Posted 11 November 2013 - 08:36 PM

I think its biggest weakness is that it is so prevalent it is one of the first things to get targeted by malware developers...

 

As you know it, a very common sign of malware infection is Windows Firewall is disabled and won't re-enable.

 

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I'm not saying it's bad, which by all means it's not... Like MSE it is a decent package, though I don't consider it to be in the top category. Free personal firewalls like ZoneAlarm and small network firewalls like M0n0wall are in a different league IMHO.


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:01 PM

doing some research... just now. found this

 

https://www.grc.com/lt/scoreboard.htm

 

I noticed that known leaky firewalls (like Comodo that I use, and Windows Firewall) were not even considered.

 

loads of other great resources on the site also, really interesting stuff.



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:14 AM

These kinds of comparative testing results will vary (just as with anti-virus products) depending on a variety of factors to include but not limited to who conducted the testing, what they were testing for (type of threats, attack vectors, exploits), what versions of firewall software was tested, etc. There are no universally predefined set of standards or criteria for testing which means each test will yield different results.
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Posted 12 November 2013 - 11:35 AM

- Kaspersky Internet Security is reasonably priced and relatively good [We use it in our office-170+PC's]

- Avast i use in home and it's free and provides good protection but it done block some rouge websites ad's which is annoying

 

For Firewall we use Microsoft in our company and home it did work good we tried eScan Internet Security Suite and it failed big time :P

 

For our office we use firewall with Kaspersky and it's good.



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 01:59 PM

Ok everyone...all opinions are welcome but let's try to stay on the subject of this topic which is anti-virus protection. We have a separate forum for firewall discussion.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:18 PM

As far as I know, it's Spyhunter. 



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:22 PM

Spyhunter is a malware removal tool, not an anti-virus...

 

According to recent AV comparisons that I studied BitDefender is number 1 at the moment... We tested Vipre (and a pile of others) too, and I loved it, poor heuristic analysis but so clean and light and easy every other way. Up and coming AV leader of the future.






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