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Dragoneer

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  1. I'm sure this topic has been addressed here but I couldn't find it via search. I'm running ESET NOD32 Antivirus on a couple of  Windows 7 PRO SP1 64-bit machines where ESET freely updates itself. I just noticed a bulletin that said support for some Windows 7 machines would vanish in a few months. My machines have most M$ updates (exceptions are the stuff that tried to force Windows 10 and device drivers which I pick up from manufacturers). Am I going to lose my Antivirus solution soon? I would consider it a loss if updates of either signature or program were discontinued. If I am to lose ESET, how do I get a refund for the time remaining on my license? Thanks for any information you might provide.

  2. 20 hours ago, Marcos said:

    I'd also add that upgrading to Windows 10 would also bring another layer of protection, the AMSI scanner as well as protected service to protect ekrn from injections.

    You and others in this thread seem to be recommending/assuming going to Win 10. This raises an obvious question: Does ESET intend to abandon support of Win 7 machines come Jan 2020? I, as many others, am reluctant to move to 10 given that MS wants complete control of the machine while not having earned sufficient trust.

  3. 10 hours ago, MrWrighty said:

    Why do you deem it necessary to have more than one AV product installed and active. Eset is more than capable of identifying malware. Running 2 active AV’s in the same PC is asking for trouble. If you are concerned about malware then you will need to dump Windows 7 come Jan 2020 and move to Windows 10 any way. Windows 7 will not be patched or updated after this date.

    For years, the normal procedure has been to have both an AV and an anti malware product. Even the OS has different "registration"  categories for the two. Your reply indicates that this is no longer the conventional wisdom. The ESET forums of past years were chuck full of the attempts and problems of the two companies to produce compatible products. One of my complaints, in fact is that MBAM is decidedly not an AV product even though its creators claim it is.

  4. I have used the combination of ESET AV and MBAM (both paid versions) for many years. I have recently become disenchanted with MBAM for many reasons such as: now proclaims itself an AV solution yet cannot detect test-case viruses even when applied to the file directly by right click; attempts to run in Windows safe modes where the OS has made explicit decision to not load it; causes conflicts with ESET and sometimes deadlocks even when I set a delayed start time for it; and many other issues. I would like to run a better conceived anti-malware solution that works and plays well with ESET AV and I'm asking for suggestions based on positive personal experience. Note, I'm willing to pay for that software.

    My machines are Win 7 Pro Sp1 64-bit with most important updates incorporated.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions or pointers.

  5. I've looked through other threads in the "ESET NOD32 Antivirus" forum and there is an implication that the answer to the question I'm about to ask is Yes. However, I've missed an explicit answer if any. Therefore, I ask: Is NOD32 compatible and work properly with Win 7 Pro 64 bit?

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