Windows 7 Anti-Virus

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by JamesJ, Apr 27, 2009.

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    Any idea if Windows 7 will have an anti-virus program?

    James
     
    JamesJ, Apr 27, 2009
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  4. It won't have anti virus protection by default, no. You will need to install
    a third party anti virus application. If you want something free then you
    could try the free version of AVG or Avast.

    The links other posters have provided refer to 'Morro' the replacement for
    OneCare which was a separate application from Microsoft. OneCare itself was
    never very popular, hence its swift removal. I haven't seen Morro so I can't
    comment, but I gather it will be free. (unless there is a change of mind at
    Microsoft)

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    Already have AVG Free

    Thanks much,
    James

     
    JamesJ, Apr 27, 2009
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    dinesh Guest

    It will have windows defender by default. But romours say that MS will
    add their own Live One Care.
     
    dinesh, Apr 27, 2009
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    delphin Guest

    Am using fore front client security for my windows 7
     
    delphin, Apr 27, 2009
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    I have tried NOD32, avast, avg and norton on win 7. they all work fine.
     
    dinesh, Apr 27, 2009
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  9. Dinesh, not all running at the same time, I hope. That is a recipe for
    disaster. I currently use NOD32 but I certainly would use Norton or McAfee,
    both are system hoggers.

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    Peter Foldes Guest

    John

    Certainly would or certainly would not ( use Norton or McAfee )

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    dinesh Guest

    Hi John obviously i wont use all these antivirus at the same time.
    I said that i have tried all of these and never had any issues.
     
    dinesh, Apr 28, 2009
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  12. Apologies Peter, I replied to the post rather quickly. It should have read
    'I certainly would 'not' use Norton or Mcafee.

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    John Barnett MVP, Apr 28, 2009
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  13. Sorry Dinesh, it was the 'they all work fine' that threw me. If it had said
    'they all 'worked' fine then I would have understood that they were not all
    running on the same machine simultaneously. Running them all together would
    certainly have caused some fun:)

    Thanks for clearing that up, my mistake.

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    John Barnett MVP, Apr 28, 2009
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  14. Run the new FREE Virtual PC Version of XP (which comes with Windows 7 as of
    last week). When you shut down, all malware vanishes (unless you wanted to
    save it).

    - David


     
    David Glienna, Apr 29, 2009
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