Paid virus scanners offer best protection for Windows 7 users

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The German antivirus test lab AV-Test has tested a large number of consumer virus scanners for Windows 7 in March and April. The result concludes that paid antivirus products are top performers and worth their money.

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#2

I went to the test site in the link.
The one on top BitDefender had a false positive detection that Avast(Free) didn’t.
It seems that Avast affect computer performance more than Bit Defender.
Avast was 99% Protection against 0-day malware attacks where Bit Defender was 100% .
So very close .
Kaspersky came out the actual top scorer .
Go figure.
I will be staying with Avast .


#3

Well for me MSE so far has worked and plus it’s free…and comes with a plus it turns on your Windows update should you not had it turned on before to future protect your system O/S that is something all the other A/V can’t do nor do they make any effort to tell the user to make sure to turn on your Windows Update to increase the protection.


#4

I want to give a shout out to Panda, it’s my favorite free antivirus. Excellent protection with a good amount of configurability, plus no pop-ups/ads.


#5

I just water my windows 7 computer each day and give it two aspirin that seems to take care of every virus


#6

[QUOTE=ilnot1;2754520]I want to give a shout out to Panda, it’s my favorite free antivirus. Excellent protection with a good amount of configurability, [B]plus no pop-ups/ads[/B].[/QUOTE] In my experience the Panda Free Cloud Anti-virus has pop-up ads from the icon tray pretty much every day.


#7

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2754527]In my experience the Panda Free Cloud Anti-virus has pop-up ads from the icon tray pretty much every day.[/QUOTE]

To me that is a no brainier to not use it…


#8

[QUOTE=coolcolors;2754539]To me that is a no brainier to not use it…[/QUOTE] I don’t know of any free anti-virus realtime scanner for Windows that doesn’t contain some kind of self-advertising, except Microsoft Security Essentials (which is no longer available for Windows XP).


#9

I agree Avast (Free) has some real estate for advertising at the bottom of its’ GUI.
I just ignore it.


#10

I use Panda free antivirus and I don’t get ads from it because I turned off the option Panda News in the options list. It’s at the very bottom of the settings list.


#11

[QUOTE=mattg568;2754563]I use Panda free antivirus and I don’t get ads from it because I turned off the option Panda News in the options list. It’s at the very bottom of the settings list.[/QUOTE] I’ll check that out tomorrow at work on the machine that runs Panda.


#12

I am old and stuck in my ways, I have been using Eset Nod32 and now Smart Security for the last 6 years and never got infected with anything. So when my subscription is due next Oct I will just buy another 4 computer 2 year license.


#13

MSE has been good to me so far for 5 years now and I will keep using it…


#14

I know they can’t test all virus scanners,but I would expect a product like Agnitum’s Outpost Security Suite Pro on their list…
Bought a 3-computer lifetime version 7 years ago,a great software investment :smiley:

https://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/vendor?id=47


#15

[@ DrageMester

You have turn off](http://club.myce.com/member.php?u=90956)Panda News at the bottom of the Settings screen. Then no ads or pop-ups of any kind, I promise.


#16

[QUOTE=ilnot1;2754604][@ DrageMester

You have turn off](http://club.myce.com/member.php?u=90956)Panda News at the bottom of the Settings screen. Then no ads or pop-ups of any kind, I promise.[/QUOTE]

Quite simply MSE has no ads or pop-ups already…why should one have to mess with that to begin with just to have a free A/V…


#17

@ coolcolors

In my own experience, Panda provides slightly better protection than MSE. Plus, it checks for updates every few minutes (I think they call it a pulse), so you’re more quickly up-to-date with the new malware and exploits. I used MSE and AVG for years, in my opinion Panda is worth taking the time to upgrade.