what is the best AV

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Chaussette, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Chaussette

    Chaussette MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    I just installed win7 on my new machine and i want to install on it the best AV that exists on the market.
    There are a lot and all the people that i know have different opinions about each AV which does not help me to choose a specific one so i hope that i will get all the needed information here which will help me in my decision.

    So go ahead and give me your thoughts about the AV that seems to you the best to protect you against all different infections on the net.
     
  2. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Addicted

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  3. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Bitdefender is a good choice, and the free version does not annoy
     
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  4. pepitos

    pepitos MDL Novice

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    hello,
    i would go for eset nod32, i've been using it for a long time and it is very effective when it comes to detect any suspicious site, it also does the job to protect against the worst infections and what is very intersting with this AV is that it's extremely light, it is absolutely not ressource demanding so i definitely suggest using it.
     
  5. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Addicted

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    What happens when the free trial period runs out? Do you actually pay for it? :g:
     
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  6. Chaussette

    Chaussette MDL Novice

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    Okay thank you all for your posts.

    @John Sutherland
    I heard bitdefender is very good also and it is classified among the best ones but i heard also it is heavy, is that true ?
    Also, i see you're using the free version but is the free version capable of protecting in a very effective way compared to the paid version ?

    @Chaussette
    Yes thank you, that's what i'm looking for, something light and effective at the sale time so i will look into this one, get more info about this av.
    Something else, is it free or it exists only in paid version ?
     
  7. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Addicted

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  8. pepitos

    pepitos MDL Novice

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    i was actually offered a 2 years license so yes you will normally have to pay to get a license to be able to use it after the trial period expires.
     
  9. pepitos

    pepitos MDL Novice

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    if i'm correct, you can use it for 30 days free period and after that yes you will have to pay to continue using it.
    you can use other ways to use it in premium but i don't think it's allowed to talk about it here.
     
  10. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    I, default-deny
     
  11. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    a hacked antivirus..... isn't that an oxy-moron?
     
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  12. Enthousiast

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    MSE can be annoying enough for me :D
     
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  13. pahetvseries

    pahetvseries MDL Novice

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    any reviews about quickheal? quite a popular product in India
     
  14. Amskeptic

    Amskeptic MDL Novice

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    Hello all. I recently got really pissed off at ESET having used them since around 2000. What ticked me off is that when I went to renew my ESET Smart Securit,y I noticed that the price went up $10. They had a new product called ESET Internet Security that did everything that I needed it to do. (Stop viruses, ransomware and malware.) So I went to sign up and they offered 10 licenses for the same price. Seems too good to be true. It was.

    I used to recommend this program because it was fast, small footprint & effective. I know perfectly well what SmartGrid is. Not me ever. Turns out around December 15th, I got to exploring and @#$%! LiveGrid was ENABLED. I tried to disable it and I could not. So I uninstalled it and reinstalled it again. I made sure LiveGrid was disabled. About January 1st, I went to add some exceptions and LIveGrid was enabled again. I tried contacting Eset and it was not easy. The best I could do was email them. I got a response completely unrelated to my query. I uninstalled it.

    I looked a bit closer at the program and it was for workstations. Workstation users don't have the rights to make certain changes that might affect everyone else on the network. My bad. I got to thinking about the Workstation licenses. Perhaps they were hoping I would install it on all of my computers, so they can copy the indexes of every hard drive. I am certain that Microsoft is doing the same things with Windows 10.

    I tried Avast and it had the same privacy statement. I had exception lists detailing what drives or folders not to scan. Can I trust ANY anti-virus program? I think not.
     
  15. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Expert

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