What Antivirus is everyone using?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Jopplehead, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Jopplehead

    Jopplehead MDL Junior Member

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    I am trying to figure out what antivirus I can use with win 7. It seems looking around that certain AV are causing System issues. I want to use AVG but I want to here if anyone here has found any issue with system after using it a while. Anyone please??:confused:
     
  2. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    Avira free edition :cool:
     
  3. DKnight2066

    DKnight2066 MDL Junior Member

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    #3 DKnight2066, Aug 2, 2009
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    I am using the free version of Avira Anti Virus currently - no problems atm.

    Others here have reported issues using Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 though.

    --DKnight

    EDIT: Here are some posts from people having issues with Kaspersky:

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/6957?highlight=explorer
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/80352 (6 pages of discussion in this one)

    Avoid Kaspersky until they get their code stable under RTM code, imho.

    EDIT2: Just tried to install ESET NOD32 AV [x64], version 4.0. Gets to "installing drivers", then says it encountered an error.
    Install then demands a reboot before I attempt installing again. No further attempts were successful.
     
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  4. renaw

    renaw MDL Novice

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    Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 - no problems :D
     
  5. upongo

    upongo MDL Novice

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    avast works nice
     
  6. twiz

    twiz MDL Senior Member

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    I and a friend have had problems with AVG in the past...
    I'm currently using Avast, but I've been hearing Avira a lot lately, so I might switch.
     
  7. zoks

    zoks MDL Novice

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    Works on Windows 7 x86_x64:

    FREE:
    Comdo Internet Security (AV+Firewall)
    PC Tools Firewall Plus (Firewall)

    NOT FREE:
    ESET NOD32 Antivirus (AV)
    ESET Smart Security (AV+Firewall)
     
  8. toot

    toot MDL Novice

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    I am using ESET Smart security, latest version...works a treat :)
     
  9. jackdor

    jackdor MDL Member

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    ESET Smart security the best
     
  10. gruntparty

    gruntparty MDL Novice

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    KIS 2010 or ESET v4 are both good
     
  11. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    agreed!! :D
     
  12. Thrash

    Thrash MDL Novice

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    Id like to be using Kaspersky but at the minute im using ESET Smart Security.

    I tried Norton but it lives up to its rep as being awful
     
  13. PnP

    PnP MDL Novice

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    eset smart security 4... kis 2010 have some problem for me... in the next update mp2 end of september or october will be fixed..
     
  14. mojavekroc

    mojavekroc MDL Novice

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  15. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    I have used AVG on 7 for some time but have now switched to Kaspersky as it offered the cheapest deal by far and has better protection with its "sandbox" features.

    But AVG ran well without major issues and I found it to be very good but expensive - Kaspersky was less than half the price with better protection - so cheap in fact it is not worth the hassle of trying to use a non-legit version.
     
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  16. myndwire

    myndwire MDL Junior Member

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    eset nod32 x64 v4. nothing but -- works perfect, and used it for years.
     
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  17. Computer_Angel

    Computer_Angel MDL Novice

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    KAV 2010 is quite good.
     
  18. sagar11105

    sagar11105 MDL Novice

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    kis 2010 works superb on windows 7
     
  19. shaumux

    shaumux MDL Junior Member

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    Kaspersky 2010 on one PC
    Nod32 v4 System Security on anothor.
     
  20. Zaphire

    Zaphire MDL Novice

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    I'm using Avast Pro. I gave up using AVG as it became too agressive.
    I think it gives false positives and the interface wouldn't let you make your own decisions.