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Can any one suggest me which is the best anti-virus software?

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  • Started 2 years ago by Richardlevins
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Richardlevins
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which is the best anti-virus software for windows 7?

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Richardlevins hi. No such thing as best. And do you want free, or commercial ?

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owen123
owen123
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I Recommend Microsoft Security Essentials - Free For Genuine Windows Users

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bobro
bobro
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i second Microsoft Security Essentials

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StringJunky
StringJunky
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Avast, Avira or MSE (choose one) for constant monitoring. Malwarebytes and Superantispyware for periodic on-demand scanning. Spywareblaster which sets killbits in the registry but doesn't actually run...you need to update it manually in the free version.

Pick 1 AV + the 2 scanners and Spywareblaster and you'll be reasonably well covered.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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OK for all your security needs,

I would suggest either Avira,
http://www.filehippo.com/download_antivir/
or MSE,
http://www.filehippo.com/downl.....ssentials/

Plus, these 2 (run a regular scan with them, say one on a Wednesday, and the other on Saturday. Or whenever you even suspect you may have a problem.
http://www.filehippo.com/downl.....tispyware/
http://www.filehippo.com/downl.....i_malware/

SpywareBlaster (once installed it sits and guards, using no system resources)
http://www.filehippo.com/download_spywareblaster/

CCleaner

Windows Firewall is just fine.

Do not use registry cleaners, except for the one in CCleaner

Also add these to your arsenal,
http://www.sandboxie.com/
http://www.siteadvisor.com/
http://www.mywot.com/

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needshelp
needshelp
Posts: 158

4th (or is it 5th?) for Microsoft security essentials.
windows.microsoft.com/MSE

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
Posts: 766

I use:

avast! Free Antivirus

Malwarebytes

SAS (Superantispyware).

I use the free edition for all three on both my laptop and desktop and I don't have any problems.

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