best AV, anti malware ??

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by Han, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Han

    Han Guest

    New machine - Win7 Pro.
    I have a subscription to Avira premium (paid version of Avira), but what
    is/are today the best AV and antimalware programs to put on this machine?

    If it matters, I've had no real infections that I am aware of on previous
    machines running XP or Vista with (lately) Avira & SAS.

    Looking for real advice, no rants, please, and I know you will come with
    opinions that I will carefully consider <grin>!!
    Han, Jul 25, 2011
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  2. Han

    FredW Guest

    There are NO "best" av-programs.
    (you could also ask what is the "best" car?)
    (skip down)

    Stick to the paid Avira, it is a fine choice.

    For additional anti-malware, I use the paid version of MBAM.

    By the way, a machine is hardware, Windows is software,
    Windows is not a machine (computer).
    FredW, Jul 25, 2011
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  3. Avira and SAS are good choices.
    FromTheRafters, Jul 25, 2011
  4. IMO Microsoft Security Essentials is the best and it's free.

    Stephen Wolstenholme, Jul 25, 2011
  5. It works well on all my measures including a library of malware I have
    collected. Avira does just as well but it's not free.

    Stephen Wolstenholme, Jul 25, 2011
  6. Han

    Han Guest

    Thanks, all, including David Lipman!!
    Han, Jul 25, 2011
  7. Han

    FredW Guest

    - Avira Antivir Personal - Free Antivirus

    How more free do you want?
    FredW, Jul 25, 2011
  8. Han

    Han Guest

    I know. But I am lazy, and the more automated more extansive coverage of
    the paid version is something I like (and can afford <grin>).
    Han, Jul 25, 2011
  9. Han

    FredW Guest

    And for the same reasons I decided to use the paid version of MBAM.
    (in addition to my (paid) NOD32.)
    FredW, Jul 25, 2011
  10. Han

    Han Guest

    Han, Jul 25, 2011
  11. Han

    FredW Guest

    FredW, Jul 25, 2011
  12. Han

    Dustin Guest


    Avast with MBAM resident, and SAS as an ondemand backup.
    Dustin, Jul 25, 2011
  13. Han

    Max Wachtel Guest

    you would be better off running linux. Start with PCLinuxOS.
    Max Wachtel, Jul 26, 2011

  14. ROFLOL ;-)
    David H. Lipman, Jul 26, 2011
  15. Han

    Han Guest

    Van geboorte nederlander. Naar VS in '69, Nu gepensioneerd hier in NJ
    Han, Jul 26, 2011
  16. Han

    Max Wachtel Guest

    I have been having a great time setting up and using software instead of the
    normal daily/weekly scanning for malware so I thought that perhaps others
    might too.
    Max Wachtel, Jul 26, 2011

  17. I'm sure you have. Power to the people.
    David H. Lipman, Jul 26, 2011
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