Windows 7 partition - Antivirus???

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  1. PEN10k macrumors regular

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    Hello guys

    I just got my rMBP, and I want to create a Windows 7 partition.

    - Does any of you have installed any antivirus applications, if yes, which ones?

    Thanks,
    PEN10k
     
  2. RightMACatU macrumors 65816

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    Pick your evil... They are all bulky-memory-hogging software.
    I use MS Security Essentials cause it's free.
     
  3. PEN10k thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright. Just was wondering if anyone had any tips in proportion to which software you should pick.

    But thanks for the answer!
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I too, would recommend Microsoft Security Essentials
    Free and works well enough

    You can also consider Avast or AVG (free versions both)
    But I settled on MSE
     
  5. Alameda macrumors 6502a

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    There's really no need to connect Windows to the Internet if you use a Mac, unless you're testing web pages you develop. Otherwise, limit Windows to just the productivity apps you need.
     
  6. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    I use Microsoft Security Essentials on all of my Windows machines. I highly recommend it to anyone who's looking for a lightweight, barebones, and effective antivirus for their PC.
     
  7. MaskedCarrot macrumors regular

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    Check out Eset NOD32 Antivirus. Have been using that for years.

    What I like about it is that it's not a big memory hog and not bloated with other stuff.

    www.eset.com


    Oh they also have a Mac version as well.
     
  8. kzhlin macrumors member

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    SOMETIMES places like Fry's offer rebates which essentially make McAfee or Norton free. Check the ads and you might get lucky.
     
  9. cariocap macrumors member

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    I use Kaspersky, IMHO it´s the best.

    Don't trust free solutions...
     
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  11. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    Simple common-sense should be fine. I've been using it as my antivirus since about 2008 and haven't gotten a single virus. Sometime's ill install ad-aware if I accidentally install a toolbar or something, but then I uninstall it directly after. Id rather have my system resources going to my applications I use, not some anti-virus scanner.
     
  12. dba415 macrumors 6502

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    I have used microsoft security essentials ever since it came out and have had zero problems.
     

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