what is the best antivirus for my pc?

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i have win7 hp laptop
what antivirus should i use?
or is it ok to use & keep updating Windows Security Essential?
  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    If you are looking for paid solution then go for Norton.
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    • Profile picture of the author ritacintron
      Thanks for kind of information and helpful mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author ATAC
    Most IP give you a free one . It's usually a watered down version of the usual
    paid choices..

    They will work just fine..
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by pingmycareer View Post

    i have win7 hp laptop
    what antivirus should i use?
    or is it ok to use & keep updating Windows Security Essential?
    Yes, l have Norton for my w7 Tosh, Laptop, and it is fine, overall.

    But the autofill part is a dog, (you have to jump through a lot of hoops to use it, without it being in your face) so l use Dashlane instead for that.

    Dash,...is free, but occasionally they pull your account and try to force you onto their paid one, (no prob, thought just set up a new one.

    And go Norton through Ebay, it only costs around $25 for 3 PC,s and you can download the key immediately.

    And be wary of the ones that send it, since that requires you to go online to their site, (that can be riddled with scammers hijacking Nortons address, (not something you want to go through).

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    • Profile picture of the author expmrb
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      And go Norton through Ebay, it only costs around $25 for 3 PC,s and you can download the key immediately.
      Well its true buying Norton from any third party vendor will always be cheaper than buying directly from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Brindamour
    pingmycareer,

    Windows Security Essentials is one of the best out there (do some research) even better then some paid services.

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  • Profile picture of the author pingmycareer
    thanks for the feedbacks guys
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    The best Antivirus protection in the World is Bitdefender
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  • Profile picture of the author ClarityDesigns
    I recommend Malwarebytes definently one of the best ones there is. MB is usually used not as a full protection suite but more as one in a while scan your pc for viruses. But I believe the paid version has that full protection. But another really good free one is Avast. A lot of antiviruses slow down your pc, but Avast isn't too heavy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Disruption
      I second this. Utilizing Avast with Malwarebytes is more than sufficient. A large problem people see is when using Malwarebytes, they are expecting full protection. However, it's anti-malware not anti-virus software. I recommend bundling the two.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by expmrb View Post

    Well its true buying Norton from any third party vendor will always be cheaper than buying directly from them.
    If you are talking about offline, then you will get an empty box with a key, for around $55 for one PC.

    And online, Norton only seems to sell the bells and whistles one, at $100 a year, with the only advantage that you can keep what is left of your previous subscription.

    But a lot cheaper, (as l did) to forget about what subscription you have left and buy Norton for all of your PC's in one hit, so all have the same time frame.

    Originally Posted by ClarityDesigns View Post

    I recommend Malwarebytes definently one of the best ones there is. MB is usually used not as a full protection suite but more as one in a while scan your pc for viruses. But I believe the paid version has that full protection. But another really good free one is Avast. A lot of antiviruses slow down your pc, but Avast isn't too heavy.
    True, Malware is great in scanning and picking up stuff Norton misses, but on newer PC/laptops the free version constantly pesters you to buy it, and if l remember correctly is free for a limited time.

    I have it on a 6 year old Laptop, and it is free indefinately, but not on the 1 year old newer one.

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    • Profile picture of the author ClarityDesigns
      Yeah that is one annoying thing. Not sure if there is an option to disable notifications.
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  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    Originally Posted by pingmycareer View Post

    i have win7 hp laptop
    what antivirus should i use?
    or is it ok to use & keep updating Windows Security Essential?
    You have a Windows 7 Laptop?. Why? You would have had the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. If it's as old as the O/S, that makes it up to 9 years old.If it's new, why Windows 7? (please ignore any Australian interventions) Perhaps you inherited it recently or bought it second hand?

    I use Windows Defender which is free and works perfectly. Why anyone would buy Norton or anything else escapes me.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by ClarityDesigns View Post

    Yeah that is one annoying thing. Not sure if there is an option to disable notifications.
    I tried, but the free one for the time you have it, pesters you incessantly to buy it. I also tried installing the older free one, but no, won't work.

    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    You have a Windows 7 Laptop?. Why? You would have had the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. If it's as old as the O/S, that makes it up to 9 years old.If it's new, why Windows 7? (please ignore any Australian interventions) Perhaps you inherited it recently or bought it second hand?

    I use Windows Defender which is free and works perfectly. Why anyone would buy Norton or anything else escapes me.
    True, 10 is great, apart from stuttering with modern games, the zero privacy thing, the installing updates when it wants, near zero transparencies and sheet of paper graphics, (sorry, my mistake sheet of colored paper) and blatant advertising during startup, when you buy some software.

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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      I tried, but the free one for the time you have it, pesters you incessantly to buy it. I also tried installing the older free one, but no, won't work.



      True, 10 is great, apart from stuttering with modern games, the zero privacy thing, the installing updates when it wants, near zero transparencies and sheet of paper graphics, (sorry, my mistake sheet of colored paper) and blatant advertising during startup, when you buy some software.

      None of which is true. Been using it since 2015 now. How many minutes was it you had it installed?
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  • Profile picture of the author jbbryant
    Avast free is great, avoid AVG free if your hardware specs are low. Partner that with Malwarebytes.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    None of which is true. Been using it since 2015 now. How many minutes was it you had it installed?
    None of which, l used it for three days, installed Photoshop, and the next time l switched it on, two Abobe ad's showed up, on startup.

    Also installed the 1 month free trial version, but the add's still showed up, even after the forced updates crippled it!

    Some modern games have issues with 10's Game Mode, or it causes the movement to stutter or freeze and occasionally collapses, (saw a YT video).

    And older games lose their drivers when 10 updates, and the p***ed owners have to install them again, and again,.....

    10 is probably great for word processing and doing low risk surfing, and 3D rendering, but not much else.

    If you want to believe that 10 is great then, for you it is, but most would rather hang onto 7, for as long as possible.

    It is a bit like saying that a 4k, 15" Laptop screen is great, but if you need a magnifying glass to see some of the icons, then it clearly is not!

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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      None of which, l used it for three days, installed Photoshop, and the next time l switched it on, two Abobe ad's showed up, on startup.

      Also installed the 1 month free trial version, but the add's still showed up, even after the forced updates crippled it!

      Some modern games have issues with 10's Game Mode, or it causes the movement to stutter or freeze and occasionally collapses, (saw a YT video).

      And older games lose their drivers when 10 updates, and the p***ed owners have to install them again, and again,.....

      10 is probably great for word processing and doing low risk surfing, and 3D rendering, but not much else.

      If you want to believe that 10 is great then, for you it is, but most would rather hang onto 7, for as long as possible.

      It is a bit like saying that a 4k, 15" Laptop screen is great, but if you need a magnifying glass to see some of the icons, then it clearly is not!

      Mainly going back to Photoshop then, plus you last used Windows 10 much earlier on in its implementation. Always a few teething problems with drivers early on whatever you are using, the developers have to catch up.
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        Mainly going back to Photoshop then, plus you last used Windows 10 much earlier on in its implementation. Always a few teething problems with drivers early on whatever you are using, the developers have to catch up.
        True, some of the issues with W10 in October 2016, (when l got my one from Tosh, China) have been made better, and even l have to admit that the frosty transparency on w10 on the Microsoft dedicated laptops, (competing with Apple Airs) look nice.

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  • Profile picture of the author olympiadillinger
    I will suggest Norton or Kaspersky. Their work efficiency is pretty good, also optimal for any system.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by olympiadillinger View Post

      I will suggest Norton or Kaspersky. Their work efficiency is pretty good, also optimal for any system.
      I thought Kaspersky was a chess program, but I expect it's good at blocking Pawn site malware.
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  • Profile picture of the author Prakashm
    Hello,i use Adaware Antivirus for my PC because it is free support for window 7,8,10, Vista and XP. This Antivirus is true,always on completely free Antivirus program.
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  • Profile picture of the author gannesh102
    AVG and Norton is the best antivirus.
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  • Profile picture of the author XenG
    Norton was probably the best I've used. It's kind'a pricy though, and heavy on the system. I use 360 total security in my desktop and AVG in my laptop. The best free stuffs I have found out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rashid Yahya
    There is no BEST AV for any Operating System, period! All AVs have their goods and bads, whether it's detection rates, ram hogging or whatever. Windows Defender should suffice if you don't surf "naughty" or "hottie" LOL. If or when you are hit by one, then use Windows Defender to scan through. Whereby unsuccessful, then try out whatever FREE AVs there are. Just sharing my thought
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  • Profile picture of the author mssupport800
    Norton is best Antivirus But updates it time to time
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  • Profile picture of the author josechan
    I suggest you use K7 antivirus that will give you security for your PC.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lily777
    I use Avast and I'm happy with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Noorani
    I have tried several and the one that has served me the best has been Norton, I have never had any issues with any online malware, virus, etc. since using Norton.
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  • Profile picture of the author alaicarich
    i think you should upgrade your windows first. nowadays latest windows have a own antivirus. and it works really well. otherwise Norton is pretty good for antivirus.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by alaicarich View Post

      i think you should upgrade your windows first. nowadays latest windows have a own antivirus. and it works really well. otherwise Norton is pretty good for antivirus.
      I agree that W10 is good for viruses!

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  • Profile picture of the author BrownMason
    Im using avast, its good for me
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  • Profile picture of the author Williams Thomas
    I m using Norton or Quickheal these are good product ..
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  • Profile picture of the author RickyMartinSEO
    Sophos home

    I've owned a computer repair shop for 18 years. It's the best I've seen!
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  • Profile picture of the author ctrlaltdelete
    A freelancer I hired for a graphics design job years ago recommended Bitdefender to me. It's done me great so far, and is quite aggressive when it comes to malware. Plus it comes with a specialized protected browser intended for online banking and other transactions. I have used Norton in the past though and it's good too. I just prefer Bitdefender over it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Plutorial
    Paid antivirus probably Norton but if you're looking for a reliable free one, I usually go for Avira. They're pretty good except that you have to survive the random pop up ads from them on occasion which can only be removed if you subscribe to their premium plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author markste159
    Norton and Avg is the best antivirus for PC and Laptops.I strongly suggest you, use any one of these antiviruses.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    dont bother with penicillin

    pencillin will not fix a virus

    the best technical support may well be your doctor
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  • Profile picture of the author compton
    I like Malwarebytes, it does a great all around job without feeling invasive. That's great security, doing a phenomenal job without you always having to be aware of it. It is the only software that has been exemplary of piece of mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author Prakashm
    I think that Comodo Antivirus and Bitdefender Antivirus best for PC. I use this antivirus for PC.
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  • Profile picture of the author micjustin33
    Following are best install anyone of them.

    Avast
    Kespersky
    Bitdefender
    Eset Nod32
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by hardraysnight View Post

    dont bother with penicillin

    pencillin will not fix a virus

    the best technical support may well be your doctor
    Lol, yes, but on a less serious note, this is what l recommend.

    A'hoy Ya Matey
    Avast Landlubber

    and...

    ImperialistRunningDog.com

    That one has a back door, just in case the KGB, want to take over Capitalistic inferior systems.

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  • Profile picture of the author crackhouse
    First of all, upgrade your windows.

    Second of all - Bitdefender
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by crackhouse View Post

      First of all, upgrade your windows.
      Yep just call Anderson or Pella, they will send over a rep to give you the price of new windows
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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

        Yep just call Anderson or Pella, they will send over a rep to give you the price of new windows
        The problem with dealing with posts by a person called "Crackhouse" is that he might be Double Glazed
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by crackhouse View Post

    First of all, upgrade your windows.

    Second of all - Bitdefender
    Upgrade, sounds like a contradiction in terms?

    I have had W7Pro for a year now, with zero updates, (including sneaky ones) and the OS is purring.

    Microsoft may run, "we care about you, so you should update" and "the latest free upgrade gives you the best protection" and "we have your three year old interests at heart" but they are really saying is "buy our s***t" and "buy our s***t or else".

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  • Profile picture of the author romon132
    Panda, Avast free is great, avoid AVG free if your hardware specs are low. Partner that with Malwarebytes.

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  • Profile picture of the author renaejohnson
    Windows security essential is good. Kaspersky is help you some about this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Golgrer
    Kespersky
    Eset Nod32
    Avast
    This is my TOP! I have been using Kaspersky for a long time. Now the license is over. Based on this rating, I decided to try Scanguard Antivirus. It is necessary to test, but I read this antivirus is good.
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