Antivirus for Windows7 x64

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by randomboy, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. randomboy

    randomboy MDL Junior Member

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    Which anti virus (preferably free) works best with windows7 x64. Presently using avast free but boot time scanner does not work in 64bit systems.
     
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  2. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    Best paid AV: NOD32 (x64)
    Best free: Avira Antivir
     
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  3. Bosh

    Bosh MDL Developer

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    I use Avira AntiVir @ work and home and it's very good. Google "Avira vs" and you will find that it's among the best antivurus solutions, and it's free. Although it's only available in 32-bit, it runs fine in x64 OS.
     
  4. Dre009

    Dre009 MDL Addicted

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    My recommendation would be Microsoft Security Essentials or Kaspersky Internet Security.
     
  5. King_Jay16

    King_Jay16 MDL Junior Member

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    Nod (Paid)
    Kaspersky (Paid)
    Microsoft Security Essentials (Free)
     
  6. zupipo

    zupipo MDL Novice

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    I use Microsoft Security Essentials and am very satisfied with it. MSE recently blocked a trojan, when an infected USB stick was inserted with no infection of the system. I work on Windows 7 x64 and MSE doesn't seem to slow down anything. When I use Spybot for an additional check, it only finds some cookies, not more. For a free AV solution MSE does an excellent job.
     
  7. Vico

    Vico MDL Junior Member

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    I also use Microsoft Security Essentials both 32 and 64bit.
     
  8. WarezMyGF

    WarezMyGF MDL Novice

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    I use to be die hard Avira guy. I did at least 10 hours of research on best AV last year and Avira was tops.

    However, I've been using MSE for past several months and I like it better. The issue with Avira is that there are many false positives which is quite annoying.
     
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    Happpy MDL Senior Member

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  10. zed87

    zed87 MDL Novice

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    I prefer ESET NOD32, because it's reliable and doesn't slow down my computer :)