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Given that Microsoft have now released Windows 7 (or rather a release
candidate for Windows 7), can anyone recommend a free anti-virus product
which will work with it?

TIA.
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Brian Cryer
www.cryer.co.uk/brian


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Brian Cryer wrote:
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W7 is built on the same core as XP and Vista, so I would think that any
current AV program would work with it.

Comments?

wolf k.

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I'm running the Windows 7 RC1 x86.  I used AVG 8.5 Free first and am now
using Avast! Home which seems to perform better.  AVG has a small
compatibility issue with the new Action Center (similar to the Security
Center in Vista and XP) which Grisoft says it's working on, but they claim
it doesn't effect protection.


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Wolf K wrote:
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Yeah, all the major AV software has been working on Win7 since
build 7000.

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Thanks Wolf - and to those who have confirmed.
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Brian Cryer
www.cryer.co.uk/brian


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Avira works fine on x64 version.

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| Given that Microsoft have now released Windows 7 (or rather a release
| candidate for Windows 7), can anyone recommend a free anti-virus product
| which will work with it?

FYI

Leaked copies of Windows 7 RC contain Trojan
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/050409-leaked-copies-of-windows-7.html

FWIW -- This includes present Usenet Binaries.



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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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David H. Lipman wrote:
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The MD5/SHA1 hashes are the same as the ones MS is giving out.

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Yes the hash is identical. Using it right now to reply to David's
shoot-from-the-hip statement of 'fact' Lipman didn't bother to check
that aspect of his claim out. Evidently he was parroting back what
some other misinformed anti-piracy fanatic told him.


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__________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature
database 4059 (20090507) __________

The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

http://www.eset.com




Re: Windows 7 RC

On 05/07/2009 07:40 AM, Charlie1950 sent:
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Hello Charlie:

I'm sure you don't want others to believe that "all that glitters is
gold" and that the Internet really is safe.  So is it you wish us to
bring into doubt the reputation of Mr. Gregg Keizer?

Although it would be grand, not everything we post in these newsgroups
needs to have a list of undeniable attributions accompanied to be believed.

Shouldn't we learn from the mistakes of others and avoid a possible
encounter with malware?  Piracy doesn't seem to be the topmost issue,
when all W7 downloads to date have been free.

I believe if you were forewarned about a threat, and given the choice to
wait a few days for a safe and legitimate download, you probably would
select the later.

Mr. Keizer's articles hardly rise to that of an anti-piracy fanatic in
my opinion, and what Mr. Lipman passes to us is for our own safety.

Warm regards,

Pete
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1PW  @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]

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| Yes the hash is identical. Using it right now to reply to David's
| shoot-from-the-hip statement of 'fact' Lipman didn't bother to check
| that aspect of his claim out. Evidently he was parroting back what
| some other misinformed anti-piracy fanatic told him.

Just because what YOU have is identical doen not mean that what is out there
hasn't been
modified to include a trojan in the installation process.

Note is was marked "FYI".


| __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature
database
| 4059 (20090507) __________

| The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

| http://www.eset.com





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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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Just shows that its always worth downloading from the original
source/provider if possible.
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Brian Cryer
www.cryer.co.uk/brian


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On 05/08/2009 01:26 AM, Brian Cryer sent:

Snip, snip...

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What you said, and with MD5/SHA-1 hashes.  That'll be the day...

Pete
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1PW  @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]

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Keizer's reputation is already that of a know-nothing asshole.
What remains to bring into doubt?

Kick him in the nads, Charlie!


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