Windows 7 Antivirus

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  1. Danraad macrumors member

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    I am going to Bootcamp Windows 7 32 bit.

    Which free antivirus do you guys personally recommend?
     
  2. SmugMac macrumors regular

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  3. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    Add another +1 for MSE. So far, I have no complaints about it.
     
  4. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    MSE gets my vote as well. No problems and it seems to be fairly lightweight.
     
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    I too have switched to MSE. MS finally got AV right, and the pricen can't be beat.

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  7. Danraad thread starter macrumors member

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  9. jinhocha1 macrumors newbie

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    ALYAK that free for personal use would be the best. Only problem is that this antivirus software is from Korea, but positive side is "Free." I have been using this and very pleased. I had 24 serious viruses and Tech tried to charge me $200's after he only removed 18 and wiped out a commercial software without telling me. I downloaded ALYAK and it found rest of those viruses and removed them wo any problem. I asked him why he removed the software and he argued back whether I had MS certified. Ha! I did not pay him a single penny. I strongly recommend you getting this.
     
  10. DonCarlos macrumors regular

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    Was using AVG but my vote is now for MSE. Easy to understand and use.
     
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    According to everything that I have read about it, it actually out performs most of the stuff you can buy. It has direct access to the Windows Kernal (since MS made it) and is very good at malware removal if something does get buy it.
     
  13. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    AVAST free is good too....and it's not made by the same folks that make the OS....i.e. not trusting the fox to run the henhouse.
     
  14. DivineEvil macrumors regular

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    AVG! Since I use it I've never reinstalled windows because of a virus!
     
  15. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    MSE all the way. The only other AV worth bothering with is Avira. Whatever you do, stay the hell away from the crapfest that is AVG.

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    My bad. Rather, it's not that Avira isn't free, it's just that you get a small popup whenever you update, but that's easily disabled.
     
  16. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    There is a free Avira that I posted above

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    I have MSE on one Win7 and Avira on the other - both working great.
     
  19. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    MSE, Avast or Avira - All pretty good though Avira you have to hack slightly to get rid of the nagware to buy the full version.
     
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  21. bushbeat macrumors member

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    Running Microsoft Security Essentials on several xp and 7 installs, and it seems to run fine. Now and then using Trend Micros online scanner to avoid putting all eggs in one basket...
     

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