AVG Internet Security/Anti-virus
Norton 360/Internet Security
Microsoft Security Essentials
ESET Smart Security/NOD32
Well last week they released an update that bricked Windows 7 64 bit systems on reboot. It's constantly mentioned as a problem in crash dump analysis. I quit using it years ago when it caused problems and I couldn't get a reasonable response out of their forum.
also, I was very satesfied with Outpost Firewall Pro, somehow really liked it
i'm extremely surprised not to hear anyone endorse avira antivir personal. i have been using it for quite a long time, for exactly the reason this thread was started, and haven't had to worry about it in all of that time. it is really light on the computer's resources, and seems to take care of anything that comes along.
I had Avira once. However was satesfied with Avast more. Don't really remember the reason but something made change my mind when I was going throw anti-viruses looking with what I should replace Nod.
I Use AVG 2011, Spybot S&D and Malwarebytes, I'd personally stay away from Norton and Avira, I feel sorry for anyone that have them, but I just think they are too Bloated and too many options for my liking, and yes I'am a IT Expert and even for me they're too much.
Don't know what and why people are fussing over the AVG 2011 and the Windows 7 64bit Bricking problem I have AVG 2011 and the Windows 7 64bit Professional Version and had that update and it didn't brick any of my 3 computers which all have AVG 2011 and the Windows 7 64bit Professional, all the computers that I have seen bricked have been scanned and have had the 64Bit Aleron Root kit.
I would consider MSE and Kepasky AV or proberly Nod32, But not any of the others.
How wide was that window between the update that bricked and for AVG to fix it? 2,5,10,25,45mins? because all my computers restart as soon as AVG updates. by the way my computers have AVG 2011 and Windows 64bit and certainly don't have the 64bit Aleron Rootkit and all the computers that come into work, Bricked seem to have AVG 2011, Windows 7 64bit and have found to have the 64bit Aleron Rootkit, the manager say's it has something to do with the 64bit Aleron Rootkit and the AVG 2011 update, something sus and fishy going on here?
No, nothing fishy. AVG simply messed up, as you can see directly on their page:
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