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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Washac, May 24, 2014.
What would be a good free virus program to run under Windows 7 ?
Microsoft Security Essentials works: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download
Yes, thank you, running Parallels and just noticed an option to run ClamXav when you right click on the [C] Windows 7 Icon on the desktop.
Thanks, will put this one to one side for the moment.
I switched from AVG to Avast and am very happy.
Never tried ClamAV because of its bad performance reviews.
Another vote for AVG - the free version seems to do a decent job and while there may be more robust solutions I found the free flavor to be fine.
Common sense with Microsoft Security Essentials as a backup.
Another vote for Microsoft Security Essentials here.
Any particular reason for putting it aside?
I'm amending my recommendation and recommend Avast. I found that to be a better product with sandboxing.
Been using MS Security Essentilas for a few years now on all of my Apple computers running Win 7 Pro via BootCamp and all have worked perfectly!
Best part is it is FREE and take very few resources.
MSE is better than nothing but even Microsoft recommends against using it as your only protection.
If you always practice safe computing and want nothing more than a feel-good solution then MSE might be fine but for actual protection there are better options
That all smacks of Microsoft lawyers agreeing to talk up the independent AV companies to avoid an anti trust battle. I found it quite amusing to see Microsoft squirming between reluctantly saying that the independents were better, while still insisting MSE was really good.
Except they didn't need to talk them up.
They were already beating Microsoft in every comparison.