What antivirus for win7 (64bits)?

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  1. Joefalk

    Joefalk MDL Novice

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    The last years while running XP I have been using a downloaded version of Eset NOD32 version 3 and it has been working very well. Now while Im about to start using Win7 I thought about update the antivirus software to a more fresh version. So I tried download version 4 on Eset NOD32, but there seems like there is no working crack for this? You have to got new keys atleast once a month and maybe it wont work any more some day(I know this happend to Kaspersky).

    So if I don´t buy version4 is it still the best way to go for now to update the key every month? Or should I stick with version3 (Will it even work on Win7?) Or is there any other good antivirus for win7 out there?
     
  2. DJxSpeedy

    DJxSpeedy MDL Senior Member

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  3. urie

    urie Moderator
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    I use Avast free works with all got fed up having to different versions of virus checkers for x86 and x64 systems.
     
  4. Bosh

    Bosh MDL Developer

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    I use Avira Antivir Free and in my experience it's very good, besides a simple UI and minimum advertisement (just when you update the virus DB).
     
  5. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    And Avira is the easiest to deal with keygen or other stuff for me and is really simple to use ;)
     
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  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Same here, Avira

    sebus
     
  7. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    #7 Matrix Leader, Sep 29, 2010
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  8. misfitzx138

    misfitzx138 MDL Novice

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    im using nod32 with win7 x64 just fine. use it with a program called NodEnabler to get the updates :)
     
  9. WhiteZero

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  10. dabits

    dabits Guest

    I've been using NOD32 for 4 or 5 years now, in XP-32 Vista-64 and now 7-64 without any problems :cool:
    I'm careful when I surf the web or download something, I keep my PC nice and clean :)
    And another thing, I recently paid € 32.- (if I'm not mistaken) for another year, for 2 licenses!
    It's worth it :good3:
     
  11. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    Same here! NOD32 FTW
     
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  12. msmmpts

    msmmpts MDL Member

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    Microsoft security essentials..It is free and quite efficient in handling malware.
     
  13. Bosh

    Bosh MDL Developer

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    IMHO:

    - Free license: Avira Antivir
    - Paid license: Nod32
     
  14. technews

    technews MDL Novice

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    i support kaspersky over nod 32
     
  15. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    ditto! That is my same choice.
     
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  16. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    Try this mate, uninstall Kaspersky, then restart.
    Install NOD32 Demo which functions just like the full version for 1 month.

    Then see the performance difference for yourself :)

    It totally blows Kaspersky out of the water in terms of performance. Detection wise, Kaspersky and NOD32 are the 2 best

    I have been using NOD32 for 6 years and never had a problem with it or got a virus.
     
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  17. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    That's not a BAD choice when it comes to FREE antivirus solutions, but it falls right behind Avira. Avira AntiVir has better detection rates and is lighter on the system.

    Just make sure to install the Avira no notify patch so u wont be bothered by the ads everytime you update. it'll then act like the full version :)
     
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  18. technews

    technews MDL Novice

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    oops... i am using licensed version of kaspersky internet security 2011 in my 4 systems.. [ 2 pc, 2 lap]
     
  19. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    Oh ok, in that case, no point in switching, they're both top notch programs
     
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