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Windows 7 Anti Virus

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  • Started 5 years ago by InDiSent
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InDiSent
Posts: 1084

Hey Guys,

Are there any Anti Virus programs out there that work with windows 7? Obviously they'd be in beta...but some protection is better than none i think.

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Scott
Posts: 5618

Exact same question I asked The Geek yesterday morning. His quick reply was that since the kernal was the same, most if not all apps would work in 7.

I have downloaded but not yet installed 7 so I can't tell by experience. What you could do is try with one of the popular ones, or the one you're most familiar with.

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InDiSent
Posts: 1084

I found the Kaspersky beta for Win 7.....link coming

Here it is....

edit by mod- sorry, please no direct links to .exe files

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zifnab06
Posts: 57

Mcafee is a NO right now. Their setup looks for the OS version, and 7 "Isn't Supported". I'll post back after I talk to their Customer Support.

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zifnab06
Posts: 57

It looks like Mcafee isn't supported yet, but it *might* be possible to download it and manually install it without their installer. Their CS Rep told me that it isn't supported as of yet though

EDIT
http://www.microsoft.com/windo.....ows-7.aspx

Thats the link that pops up in the Action Center. It looks like only Norton, Kapersky, and AVG are the only 3 that work right now. I'm not sure if there are any others...but 7 still looks good for a beta :D

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whiplash55
Posts: 84

I'm using Avira and it works great, price is great as well.

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

Just an update, I wrote this up into an article:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....windows-7/

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LH
Posts: 20002

Spamming your own site now ? :)

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ScottW
Posts: 6609

Irony alert! Windows Live OneCare will not run on the Windows 7 OS. Tell me again, who makes these products? Oh well, since OneCare is being discontinued I, for one, find it hard to care. :)

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