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locked Looking for An Antivirus software for my computer

Ibrahim Ajayi
 

Hi good people:
Please I am looking for a very good antivirus software, that can
effectively work with the screen reader without any problems.
I previously used microsoft security essentials, but microsoft has
stopped supporting windows 7 8 and xp operating systems, and since I
use windows7, the software is now useless because it can not be
updated any longer.
I tried out Avira at a time, but it slowed down my computer seriously,
making it extremely difficult to use the system. I also tried out
Avast at a time, but it interfered all the time with the screen
reader. Getting to remove it from my computer was a problem, and I
had to get sighted assistance to do just that for me.
Right now, my computer is now exposed to risk.
So, please kindly recommend a free antivirus software that will not
slow down my computer, and will not interfere with the functionality
of the screen reader.
Looking forward to read from you lovely people.
Thanking you all in advance.
Ibrahim.

Gene
 

Microsoft is still providing definition updates for Windows Security
Essentials. If you are using Windows 7, you should be using that, not
Windows Defender. The Windows Defender you could get for Windows 7 is
not nearly as good a program. The Windows Defender in Windows 10 and
I believe its the same program in Windows 8 is a good program. I
would be very surprised if you can't get definition updates in Windows
8. As far as i Know, Microsoft is still supporting Windows 8.

Gene

On 4/3/20, Ibrahim Ajayi <@kobisko> wrote:
Hi good people:
Please I am looking for a very good antivirus software, that can
effectively work with the screen reader without any problems.
I previously used microsoft security essentials, but microsoft has
stopped supporting windows 7 8 and xp operating systems, and since I
use windows7, the software is now useless because it can not be
updated any longer.
I tried out Avira at a time, but it slowed down my computer seriously,
making it extremely difficult to use the system. I also tried out
Avast at a time, but it interfered all the time with the screen
reader. Getting to remove it from my computer was a problem, and I
had to get sighted assistance to do just that for me.
Right now, my computer is now exposed to risk.
So, please kindly recommend a free antivirus software that will not
slow down my computer, and will not interfere with the functionality
of the screen reader.
Looking forward to read from you lovely people.
Thanking you all in advance.
Ibrahim.



 

Gene, you are correct that Windows Security (formerly Windows Defender) as implemented in Windows 8 and later is a top-flight full-service security suite.  Anyone who want's the scoop on that can find it at third party labs that test security software.  See the most recent plus the last several years of historical test results from:

AV Test

AV Comparatives

SE Labs  (Reports Page)

MRG Effitas  (360 Protection Testing Category)

Windows Defender in Windows 7 and earlier is not even an antivirus program.  Since support for Windows 7 is officially over, even if Microsoft Security Essentials is still getting definition updates at the moment (and I am not certain it is) those could stop at any moment.

The upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 is still available at no cost.  Those who have not migrated to Windows 10 would be well advised to do so as soon as possible.  Using an unsupported version of Windows is just begging for disaster.

You are also correct that Windows 8.1 will be supported through January 2023.



--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 

Ibrahim Ajayi
 

Thanks Gene and Brian:
To you Brian, how an I get the upgrade from windows7 to windows10.
You said it is at no cost: That is contrary to the information I have,
but I assume you know better.
Ibrahim.

On 4/4/20, Brian Vogel <@britechguy> wrote:
Gene, you are correct that Windows Security (formerly Windows Defender) as
implemented in Windows 8 and later is a top-flight full-service security
suite.  Anyone who want's the scoop on that can find it at third party labs
that test security software. *See the most recent plus the last several
years of historical test results from:*

*AV Test* ( https://www.av-test.org/en )

*AV Comparatives* ( https://www.av-comparatives.org/ )

*SE Labs* ( https://selabs.uk/en/pages/index ) *(Reports Page)*

*MRG Effitas* ( https://www.mrg-effitas.com/ ) *(360 Protection Testing
Category)

* Windows Defender in Windows 7 and earlier is not even an antivirus
program.  Since support for Windows 7 is officially over, even if Microsoft
Security Essentials (
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5201 ) is still
getting definition updates at the moment (and I am not certain it is) those
could stop at any moment.

The upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 is still available at no cost.
Those who have not migrated to Windows 10 would be well advised to do so as
soon as possible.  Using an unsupported version of Windows is just begging
for disaster.

You are also correct that Windows 8.1 will be supported through January
2023.

--

Brian *-* Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

*Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.*

~ Madonna



Francis Leadley
 

Try this site majorgeeks.com It offers free softw but you can buy the full version from the site

On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 8:35 PM Ibrahim Ajayi <kobisko@...> wrote:
Hi good people:
Please I am looking for a very good antivirus software, that can
effectively work with the screen reader without any problems.
I previously used microsoft security essentials, but microsoft has
stopped supporting windows 7 8 and xp operating systems, and since I
use windows7, the software is now useless because it can not be
updated any longer.
I tried out Avira at a time, but it slowed down my computer seriously,
making it extremely difficult to use the system.  I also tried out
Avast at a time, but it interfered all the time with the screen
reader.  Getting to remove it from my computer was a problem, and I
had to get sighted assistance to do just that for me.
 Right now, my computer is now exposed to risk.
So, please kindly recommend a free antivirus software that will not
slow down my computer, and will not interfere with the functionality
of the screen reader.
Looking forward to read from you lovely people.
Thanking you all in advance.
Ibrahim.



Francis Leadley
 

I used AVG Free Antivirus on XP even bough the full version from AVG


On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 9:32 PM Francis Leadley via groups.io <leadleyfrancis0=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Try this site majorgeeks.com It offers free softw but you can buy the full version from the site

On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 8:35 PM Ibrahim Ajayi <kobisko@...> wrote:
Hi good people:
Please I am looking for a very good antivirus software, that can
effectively work with the screen reader without any problems.
I previously used microsoft security essentials, but microsoft has
stopped supporting windows 7 8 and xp operating systems, and since I
use windows7, the software is now useless because it can not be
updated any longer.
I tried out Avira at a time, but it slowed down my computer seriously,
making it extremely difficult to use the system.  I also tried out
Avast at a time, but it interfered all the time with the screen
reader.  Getting to remove it from my computer was a problem, and I
had to get sighted assistance to do just that for me.
 Right now, my computer is now exposed to risk.
So, please kindly recommend a free antivirus software that will not
slow down my computer, and will not interfere with the functionality
of the screen reader.
Looking forward to read from you lovely people.
Thanking you all in advance.
Ibrahim.



 

Ibrahim,

            It is absolutely still possible to update from Windows 7 to 10 at no cost.  See my step-by-step tutorial:  Doing a Windows 10 Repair Install or Feature Update Using the Windows 10 ISO file

            Note:  The only difference between the steps to do a repair install/feature update on a machine that already has Windows 10, and an upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, is that the steps up to and including kicking off setup.exe will occur under Windows 7.

            I also found the following page at Microsoft indicating that Microsoft Security Essentials can no longer be downloaded, but that definition updates will continue through 2023.  What is Microsoft Security Essentials?

            With this message, this topic is now locked, as it has nothing to do with NVDA.  If you wish to discuss this further please do so on the Chat Subgroup.  If you need specific assistance with regard to my tutorial feel free to contact me using the "Reply to Sender" link at the end of any message I've sent.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna