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    Are free antivirus programs like AVG and AVAST compatible with Windows 7?

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    [quote name='trebor' post='799448' date='23-Oct-2009 00:53']Are free antivirus programs like AVG and AVAST compatible with Windows 7?[/quote]
    AVG 9.0 is compatible with Windows 7.

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    [quote name='trebor' post='799448' date='22-Oct-2009 18:53']Are free antivirus programs like AVG and AVAST compatible with Windows 7?[/quote]

    Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials is compatible.

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    [quote name='trebor' post='799448' date='23-Oct-2009 00:53']Are free antivirus programs like AVG and AVAST compatible with Windows 7?[/quote]
    Avast enthusiastically indicates that it has earned the Windows 7 logo! And it supports 64-bit programs.

    If an AV manufacturer didn't support Windows 7, they would very soon be out of business!

    [Quite puzzled that you didn't Google for "ChosenAVSoftwareName Windows 7"?]
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    [quote name='BATcher' post='799485' date='23-Oct-2009 08:08']Avast enthusiastically indicates that it has earned the Windows 7 logo! And it supports 64-bit programs.

    If an AV manufacturer didn't support Windows 7, they would very soon be out of business!

    [Quite puzzled that you didn't Google for "ChosenAVSoftwareName Windows 7"?][/quote]
    I came to the Lounge rather than doing a Google search because the quality of the responses from the Lounge is always HIGH and ACCURATE. Thanks for your input.

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    [quote name='trebor' post='799631' date='23-Oct-2009 20:05']I came to the Lounge rather than doing a Google search because the quality of the responses from the Lounge is always HIGH and ACCURATE. Thanks for your input.[/quote]
    And thank you for the compliment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trebor View Post
    Are free antivirus programs like AVG and AVAST compatible with Windows 7?
    Avast is doing its usual excellent job for me AND is updating itself regularly which is more than I can say for Microsoft's Securty Essentials. There is a registry hack floating around the internet to make MSE update its signature files more frequently but I don't think I should have to do that with an AV program.

    I'm sticking with Avast!

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    We are using the F-Protect on our Windows 7 machines. They have version for BOTH 32 and 64 bit.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    I am using ESET NOD32 Antivirus Version 4 on Windows 7 (64-bit) with no problems.

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    Panda's free software at http://www.cloudantivirus.com/en/ is another good compatible product

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    Please if you are going to post a web site, enter the web address so it will be a link.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Virus Bulletin has just published the results of their test of 43 antivirus products for Windows 7. Registration (free) is required to see the test results' summary, complete information is only available to paid subscribers.

    In my experience, this is one of the very few sources of reliable information on antivirus software.

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    Another vote for Avast! No problems with Windows 7 32 and 64-bit.

    It should be noted however that - like most free anti-malware - it's only free for home use.

    For non-free BitDefender, NOD32 and Kaspersky are better choices on current tests.

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    We use F-Prot from http://www.f-prot.com/
    It comes in both 32 and 64 bit versions. It is $25.00 US per year for up to 5 machines.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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