Antivirus Suggestion for Windows?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Support Bra, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Support Bra

    Support Bra MDL Novice

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    Hi there!

    I am currently looking for the most "efficient" anti virus /malware security software preferably for Windows 7 or in general.


    Reason: System performance issues / I already reformat my 2 hard drive multiple time and it seems there's always a virus showing. Kinda OCD on my big Bra (short for my computer).

    P. S

    If you know an anti virus that is agressive, I'll mark you a+.
    if it's not consuming 'high process' that would be a
    if it has 'deep' scanning. I would give you my like.
    Anything to add.. oh dear I could give a tight virtual hug

    -the one who don't mind to wear your heaviness
     
  2. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Free with nag systray pop ups: Avira / Kaspersky.
    Paid: ESET Nod32 Antivirus.
     
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    AVIRA???? ORLY? Worst crap i ever needed to deal with!
     
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  4. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    I don't use any A/V, to be honest. But my customers have never complained to Avira. On the other hand, you as an advanced/expert computer user obviously can see those "small" issues ( or huge? ).
     
  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    'Small' is relative :D. False-Positives galore which forced users to just ignore them, i mean how hard is it to check the autorun.inf (a plain TXT file!) which file it starts and scan that file instead of simply arresting any INF files on removable drives :doh:.
     
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  6. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    @Mr.X: Yeah...I ride bareback too. ;)

    And I -HATE- wearing a bra. Especially in the summer.
     
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  7. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    LOL I'm not riding bareback in the strict sense of that phrase, rofl.

    I not use Anti-whatever programs but one: Exe Radar Pro (anti-executable), Sandboxie to "condomize" :p my super secure Chrome browser. Then finally AppGuard plus Shadow Defender for system wide light virtualization. Almost no noticeable visible impact on my systems. Cool.
    Ha! Me too. Not wearing even a piece of underwear right now! roflmao.
    Too hot in here my room!
     
  8. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Not sure but isn't that the anti-definition of 'bareback' :thinking:.

    I run ESET IS with disabled Net protection (i hate https/http intrusion) and limited to the system drive strictly. Browser is highly fortified and my 'Time Machine' is called Acronis (strictly running cold-disk-imaging via boot media).
     
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  9. Support Bra

    Support Bra MDL Novice

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    Omg, I'm a slim bra. Don't neglect my family :(

    -the one who don't mind to wear your heaviness
     
  10. Support Bra

    Support Bra MDL Novice

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    Can i copy your configuration?

    Here's the cookie.


    -the one who don't mind to wear your heaviness
     
  11. Support Bra

    Support Bra MDL Novice

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    ESET IS and acronis hmm..

    I'll take note of that.


    #hug---whooosh


    -the one who don't mind to wear your heaviness
     
  12. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Now I'm not sure what you're talking about besides I don't know too much English, I'm already convinced of that so let's stop on definitions or phrases here. hehe.
     
  13. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Addicted

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    On my Windows 7 system I use Bitdefender Free. It's relatively lightweight in terms of memory usage, updates itself automatically, and performs background scans automatically. Very hands-off and unobtrusive. You also have the option to do on-demand scans if you like. If you don't like pop-up ads or constantly being asked to upgrade to the $$$ version, this is the one for you.

    The only downside is that it's internet protection feature gets a little carried away and blocks websites from loading because their digital security certificates aren't 100% up-to-date. You can override this, but sometimes it becomes a pain.
     
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  14. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #14 Enthousiast, Aug 1, 2018
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    You say you don't use a condom but in the meanwhile you put an asbestos sock on your ....;):D:D

    ps, you seem to have enough knowledge of the english language to do your (lite) trolling, though ;):p

    Ontopic:

    Best is to use an AV that has a "learning" setting, in the past it just asked what to do and it had an option to remember the selected setting for future use. These days all AV's are setup by default to block/delete/quarantine "suspicious" files.
     
  15. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    :D
    Just like you buddy just like you do. :tooth:
     
  16. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    At least i don't act like i don't know the english language ;)
     
  17. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Me no speak Inglich, lel.
     
  18. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    #18 Joe C, Aug 1, 2018
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  19. Kevin Rosas

    Kevin Rosas MDL Member

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    by consuming less resources and by NOD32 results.
     
  20. lolnothankyou

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