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Best Antivirus For Windows 7 ?


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#1 Wilsondrake

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 04:11 AM

I have started to use windows 7 again and I am looking for a free antivirus. And I would want it to be free even after there are any updates as usually hen the Antivirus software is updated, it requires Key or patches. 



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Posted 31 May 2018 - 04:17 AM

IMO Microsoft Security Essentials is quite adequate. For most people's purposes I can't make a strong case for choosing any of the available free AV in preference.


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 05:15 AM

If you don't want or can't afford to pay, then I would recommend Kaspersky Free Antivirus, Sophos Home Free Antivirus, Panda Dome Free Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition if you prefer not to use Microsoft Security Essentials, the free solution for Windows 7 and Vista SP1/SP2 that combines the features of an anti-virus and anti-malware scanner to provide real-time protection.

For more suggestions, see Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.

Once you make a decision, remember that an anti-virus solution is not enough since most do not offer comprehensive protection...be sure to read Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools.
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Posted 31 May 2018 - 06:47 AM

IMO Microsoft Security Essentials is quite adequate. For most people's purposes I can't make a strong case for choosing any of the available free AV in preference.

 

 

agreed.....MSE



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Posted 31 May 2018 - 10:38 AM

I have been using MSE since its inception, it thus far has done the job.  There are several others as noted by Quietman, so you do have many options.  My thinking is MSE is written by MS for MS so I am sticking with it.

 

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 11:36 AM

 My thinking is MSE is written by MS for MS so I am sticking with it.

 

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agreed....it also runs quietly and doesn't bother the user with any annoying pop ups



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Posted 31 May 2018 - 04:26 PM

MSE is just as good as any other free antivirus solution (and probably easier to use for the novice) without bundled toolbars or nagging popups. However, it is weak, meaning it does not provide comprehensive protection especially from ransomware.
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Posted 06 June 2018 - 04:26 AM

MSE is just as good as any other free antivirus solution (and probably easier to use for the novice) without bundled toolbars or nagging popups. However, it is weak, meaning it does not provide comprehensive protection especially from ransomware.

Does it comes built in with Windows 7 ? or is there any downloadable file for it ? I will try Kaspersky and btw what is your view on Avast or AVG?



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 06:03 AM

Microsoft Security Essentials Download & System Requirements
Microsoft Security Essentials Download: Select your language and version (32-bit, 64-bit)
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 04:32 AM

Thank you

 



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:18 AM

You're welcome.
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