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    Question Suggest best malware protection for Windows 7

    I wonder if anyone can help me find the best anti virus/malware protection for windows 7, I'm using mse/windows defender and malwarebtyes on my lenovo...malwarebtyes, ACS8, avg15 and defender is on my e-machine. Probably too much, I'm learning by searching for advice and staying away from cnet and a few others. Thanks for any help so I want have to have so much and having slow downs...............

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    I would say you are well-protected.

    But I'd recommend you go with one real-time malware protection program and have one 2nd opinion scanner on your PC.

    Avast or BitDefender with Malwarebytes or Emsisoft should be fine. I have mentioned only freeware options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnell3 View Post
    I wonder if anyone can help me find the best anti virus/malware protection for windows 7, I'm using mse/windows defender and malwarebtyes on my lenovo...malwarebtyes, ACS8, avg15 and defender is on my e-machine. Probably too much, I'm learning by searching for advice and staying away from cnet and a few others. Thanks for any help so I want have to have so much and having slow downs...............
    What is ACS8 ?

    Personally I always recommend Emsisoft AntiMalware (EAM).
    I have been using it for many years now.
    EAM uses litte resources and does not slow down your computer.
    It works well on older computers with slow CPUīs and limited amount of RAM.
    Emsisoft also provides excellent support, via direct contact and their own forum.

    Emsisoft Anti-Malware for best protection - Free removal of Viruses, Bots, Spyware, Keyloggers, Trojans and Rootkits

    And EAM has got excellent results in antimalware-tests, take a look at my posts under Security

    If you choose EAM, then I can help you with a few tips about the best settings for your computer....

    And, if you want to have a second antimalware-program, I recommend MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM).

    Both EAM & MBAM works well with another antimalware-program,
    even with realtime-protection active for both programs,
    athough for best performance itīs recommended to use "mutual exclusions",
    which means to instruct both programs to ignore the other.

    Since EAM & MBAM works well with another antimalware-program, you might ask:
    what about using them together?

    Yes, you can use EAM & MBAM.
    Itīs a really good combination that wonīt give you any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    I would say you are well-protected.

    But I'd recommend you go with one real-time malware protection program and have one 2nd opinion scanner on your PC.

    Avast or BitDefender with Malwarebytes or Emsisoft should be fine. I have mentioned only freeware options.
    Iīm confused...

    Do you mean Bitdefender and EAM ?

    That is not a good combination.
    Why ?
    Because EAM uses two antimalware-engines, Bitdefender and itīs own.

    So your suggestion means: Bitdefender + (Bitdefender & Emsisoft)......

    And I would not sugggest Avast, check their testresults...
    If you want a FREE antimalware-program get Avira instead, it has got excellent testresults.

    EAM & MBAM, Avira & EAM, Avira & MBAM is a few alternatives.
    Although I havenīt used Avira in years it used to work well with EAM,
    and I havenīt heard of any problems using them together.
    And I check Emsisoftīs forum daily...


    My security: EAM, Windows Firewall, Comodo Internet Security (HIPS only !), WinPatrol, EMET.
    Last edited by hackerman1; 13th February 2015 at 10:35.

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    BitDefender Free AntiVirus is nice, plus it offers real-time protection. Free versions of Malwarebytes or Emsisoft offer no real-time protection. So then go for BitDefender Free+Malwarebytes Free, I would say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    BitDefender Free AntiVirus is nice, plus it offers real-time protection. Free versions of Malwarebytes or Emsisoft offer no real-time protection.
    Who said anything about FREE antimalware-programs ?

    The subject of this threas is: "Suggest best malware protection for Windows 7"...

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    Yes, but I was talking about FREE Among paid one's then, well, I rate Kaspersky highly. That's the one I use.

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    If OP wants to consider pay-for versions:
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    Emsisoft Anti-Malware
    -- they both have real time protection modules. I run Emsisoft's real time modules, use MBAM's scheduled scans ability. EAM's scheduled scans also work well!

    Considering antivirus:
    If considering Avira AntiVirus, buy it, pay-for version gives you much better configuration & settings control than the free version

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