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Anti Virus for New Laptop

louiseb84 Avatar
6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
It's on Windows 7, AVG still ok to use? Have it on my pc running on Vista and never had a problem.
Thanks in advance
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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1 Like #1
I recently changed from AVG to MSE (microsoft security essentials)

I think it's a matter of choice really - I changed after AVG missed a really old basic virus which proceded to trash my laptop - I'm not saying MSE would have done any better but worth a try.

The best antivirus defence seems to be good backups!
#2
Thanks, is that also free to download?
#3
Avg works on my netbook running windows 7.

Try it legally for 30 days and see.

http://www.avg.com/gb-en/download-trial

If it is not ok then try;

zone alarm
mcaffe

both have worked on my netbook running w7 in the past

Hope this is of use.
1 Like #4
louiseb84;7425884
Thanks, is that also free to download?


It is

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
#5
Thank you, will add rep to you both now :)
#6
Should've added will I need anything else to protect me such as zonealarm? Thanks :)
#7
ive got MSE on my daughters netbook & i had an issue that it didnt start it's self on boot up, i had to click the start now button, but i managed to sort it from Microsoft Answers click the http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/EN-US/Button_FixIt_Silver.jpg on the site its an auto fix.
#8
Thanks for that richp, although at a very quick scan it looks to be xp users with the problem? Is that what your daughters netbook is running on? I'll be using windows 7, but I'll have a proper read through that link you gave, thanks
#9
I love AVAST works well on windows 7 and is freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
#10
if you want free basic protection only

Avira, Avast and MSE score very highly.

AVG is def to be avoided now.
very low success rates with their current one

check this out for unbiased reviews
http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/summary/summary2009.pdf
#11
louiseb84
Thanks for that richp, although at a very quick scan it looks to be xp users with the problem? Is that what your daughters netbook is running on? I'll be using windows 7, but I'll have a proper read through that link you gave, thanks


she's on XP, i wasnt sure if the same problem would be on windows 7.
banned#12
defo avoid AVG now. Misses loads of viruses. go fo avira, avasr or mse
#13
Thanks all for your input I have gone for MSE :)

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