AV for Win '7 (64 bit) laptop

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Our new home DELL laptop came with Windows 7 (64 bit) and McAfee.
While I'm OK with Norton 2009 and 2010, I'd rather avoid McAfee at
this point.

Which anti-virus tool is most robust and problem-free in Win '7 64-bit
environment? It does not have to be free.  I'm OK with paying
reasonable subscription for trouble-free product that is kept up-to-
date.

TIA, Eugene

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2010 17:39:41 -0800 (PST), writing in alt.comp.anti-virus:
 
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I use "ESET Smart Security 4" which is both anti-virus & firewall.
It updates automatically at startup and when updates are available
during the day.

If you are happy with Norton you could purchase just the NOD32
anti-virus. Read about it here: http://www.eset.com /
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 Erik


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Anything wrong with MS Security Essentials?
 


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The Central Scrutinizer wrote:

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Begs the question, would you trust the company that builds the insecure
operating system to build a solution for it which was any better?

Jus' sayin'...

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   -bts
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   -(Aha. So that's how all the viruses get in!)

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On Mon, 18 Jan 2010 09:13:08 -0600, "The Central Scrutinizer"

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Also just purchased (< 60 days ago) a new laptop with Win7 64 bit.  I
have used Microsoft Security Essentials with no negative performance
issues and it has detected malware and dealt with it. It is stark on
features (IMHO) but an OK product as it is an ICSA certified AV product
http://www.icsalabs.com/vendor/microsoft-corporation as are literally
dozens of competing AV vendors. Since you are willing to pay $$ for an
AV that is "kept-up-to-date" I would have to recommend Norton 2010 line
of security products. Not only are they also ICSA certified AV app
http://www.icsalabs.com/vendor/symantec-corporation but unlike any
other AV they offer updates (they call them 'pulse updates') as often as
every 1 - 3 minutes. This update method is superior to automatic 'daily
updates' as is what one gets with MSEE. I use Norton Internet Security
2010 and can say from my own experience it is feature-rich compoared to
MSEE which may not be an apples to oranges since MSEE is a straight AV
product and NIS 2010 is a suite. There is a free fully functional 30-day
trial of NIS 2010 at this link
http://www.symantec.com/norton/downloads/trialsoftware/offer.jsp?pvid=nis2010

Nearly ALL the major AV products pass nearly all tests from all
recognized AV testing agencies. Choosing from them often is amtter of
personal need and taste and how the particular AV product may or may not
impact your system and work.  You'll find 'plenty of AV opinions' in
this group - so be forewarned !

-ps just checked NIS 2010 My last 'Pulse Update' was 3 minutes ago. No
other AV product has such an updating feature as Symantec's Pulse
Updates.

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Not here, IME.
Throwing caution to the wind after installing Win 7 U x64 on my laptop, I
decided to not use the AV and anti-malware tools I use on my desktops in
favor of MS Security essentials. I figured the worst case would be having to
wipe the drive and start over after some failure and/or infection (I'm well
backed up on my network).

Result after 3 months of regular use: no issues encountered. Just as good as
anything I've used in the past, and less trouble.
 


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Is it something that is already included with Win 7 or do I need to
get it separately?

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On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 17:26:47 -0800 (PST), "Eugene F."

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It is not built-in to Windows 7 because of anti-trust issues. It is FREE
for everyone at this link.
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspx

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Re: MS Security Essentials

Is there a clean un-install path if I, for whatever reason, decide to
remove Essentials?

One of the problems I had with Norton products in the past was a super-
convoluted way of uninstalling.

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On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 07:11:33 -0800 (PST), "Eugene F."

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I have installed / uninstalled MSEE on several pc's with no trouble.

Yes in the not so distant past Norton had instal and uninstall issues
along with poor resource management too. However the 2009 / 2010 line of
Norton swecurity products has entirely resolved that matter and I have
seen this myself last year and this year as well. Norton 2010 AV
installs in under 1 minute and requires no reboot.

All along through the years (the past decade actually now) Norton has
had some of the top virus detetction and cleaning test scores and still
does having just won the Best of 2009 Gold Award from av-comparitives so
to put icing on the cake Norton has resolved the past poor resource
usage and install/uninstall isssues.

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Spelling alert!!! A misspelled word was detected on line three.

I *was* going to commend you for not spewing that whole "Gold Award"
thing in your reply - but that was all spoiled by my scrolling down the
page. Anyway, I figured you would want to know (in case this is a cut
and paste spew - it *does* look familiar).




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I'm just picking at you Charlie, but I'm certain it wouldn't install in
one minute or even 2 minutes on the machine I'm posting from.
Performance depends heavily on the host as well. :)


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On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 22:30:31 GMT, Dustin Cook

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Ofcourse. They do advertise that time though and it has always done so
for me

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Well, in fairness to them; they would be using an uptodate hardware wise
computer. Atleast, uptodate in so far as less than 10 years old.


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 - Tarsa, Sea Gate sell-sword.


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In article <da8e75bb-c4d1-4c8c-9b88-
107fccd9bfcb@j5g2000yqm.googlegroups.com>, pm771.am@gmail.com says...
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Using Avira on my W7U x64 machines without any issues - actually watched
it catch drive-by attacks from websites, something you won't see from
MSE.

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voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.  
Trust yourself.
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The Fakest of Fake Truth Impossible-To-Be-An-MVP wrote:

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Well, there's a pot/kettle/black statement if there ever was one!

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I like your new signature. :)


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"Is there anything in Guul Draz that doesn't suck the life out of you?"
 - Tarsa, Sea Gate sell-sword.


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Dustin Cook wrote:

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It only gets used once in a while...  ahh, the beauty of having a
newsreader with instant, selectable sigs!

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   -Four wheels carry the body; two wheels move the soul

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On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 06:05:12 -0500, Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:

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how do you change to a different news server in 40tude?


tommy

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Tommy McClure wrote:

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You don't have to. Dialog will handle multiple servers with ease. At the
same time. Just go to Settings > Servers, Identities, Signatures and
select Servers from the list. Add what you need. You are not restricted
to accessing just one at a time. I have ~40ish groups from four servers
all in one list in the group pane.

Then of course you would need to go get the list of groups for each new
one, at  Online > Get complete grouplists

Arrange groups at your pleasure by highlight one or more, then moving up
and down with  Alt+arrowkeys

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