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    Windows 7 - best FREE anti-virus software? And other questions......

    Microsoft Security Essentials or something like AVG?

    Previously had AVG 8.5 (Full version) which I think I previously downloaded from a link on hotukdeals.

    Also.......I installed Windows Office 2007, but cant update the Microsoft software as it keeps saying that Im not logged in as an Administrator. No matter what I do????

    Does Vuze and Peerguardian work OK on Windows 7?

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    Right click and Select run as administrator.

    I use avast! free. No problems. Unintrusive.
    avast.com/eng…tml

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    deathtrap3000;6991188

    Right click and Select run as administrator.



    Cheers, but just not working. Same page comes up all the time.

    Avast here too, no probs

    I use Avira, works fine on 7 but there's an annoying popup on the free version (though you can disable this if you google it). I had some trouble in the 7 beta versions with Avast but I think it's OK now. Also, Avira is supposed to be better it finding virii that are new and perhaps not found by some other scanners (although this also leads to more false-positives). At the end of the day, you can't go wrong with either and as long as you're careful you should be fine.

    Also read a few stories of Vuze not working right on 7, or some plugins not working fully. Others say it does though, you could always try another BitTorrent client like uTorrent if it doesn't work. Peerguardian should work OK as there is an official release stating support for Windows 7.

    deek72;6991269

    I use avast! free. No problems. … I use avast! free. No problems. Unintrusive.http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html



    bargainhunter2009;6991364

    Avast here too, no probs



    And this is fine with Windows 7? I use it (Vista) but my mum has new laptop with Windows 7 so looking for something that is compatible.

    melmorc;6991684

    And this is fine with Windows 7? I use it (Vista) but my mum has new … And this is fine with Windows 7? I use it (Vista) but my mum has new laptop with Windows 7 so looking for something that is compatible.



    Yes Avast runs lovely on Windows 7.

    I use Microsoft Security Essentials on my new win7 pc after AVG missed a virus that destroyed my laptop.

    No idea if MSE would have misseed it too of course but hey ho - thought it was time for a change.

    DragonChris;6991711

    Yes Avast runs lovely on Windows 7.



    +1

    I'd also recommend Spybot as well as Avast

    Microsoft Security Essentials is getting good reviews; microsoft.com/Sec…ls/
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