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Windows 7: Greetings from me :)

03 Apr 2014   #1

Elementary OS Luna
 
 
Greetings from me :)

Greetings everyone! I was not sure where to put this so I figured better safe than sorry and put it in the Off-Topic section I guess. This is me greeting all of you! I am new to this forum and have a bit of a story to tell. First off I'd like to start by saying I never use any Windows operating system. I live in a strict Linux-only household and currently run Elementary OS as my primary OS(and a dual boot with Arch to do my Archy things). So what am I doing on a Windows 7 forum? Well... Seeing as I was raised in a Linux household I've been given a challenge, that challenge is to use Windows (Seven to be exact) for at least 7 months without an antivirus. Now I know what you're all thinking, I'm absolutely crazy. I mean, if it were Windows 8 it wouldn't be a problem I hear, but 7? I'm out of my mind aren't I? Well, not only will it be a learning experience for me, but it will also be frustration, which is the fun in it all! Learning a new operating system can be fun.
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03 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Welcome aboard Akazi.

Feel free to take a tour of the forums.
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03 Apr 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Welcome and install at least MSE which is free.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows
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03 Apr 2014   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to our Forum.
Learning how to use Windows 7 for everyday use is not a hard thing to do.
To learn Windows 7 once infected is difficult to do. You never know what is doing what. Is it Windows 7 or is it the infection doing this or that.
Without proper security you will get infected if you go on line; period.

Remember that the bad guys don't create a lot of infection for Linux. The reason is they don't want to waste their time and money.

Why create a infection for 10,000 Linux computer when they can create a Windows infection for a 100,000,000 Windows systems computers.
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03 Apr 2014   #5

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Welcome to Seven Forums [5]

Like many security products for windows 7... many are free and great so please see this thread for some great suggestions,
Good security combination,
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/206705-good-free-system-security-combination.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/297196-top-av-program-use-here-seven.html
Cheers.
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03 Apr 2014   #6

Elementary OS Luna
 
 

Well, the challenge I've been given is to use Windows without any security besides the default firewall, it'd kinda defeat the purpose if I went and installed an antivirus! The machine I'm using doesn't really matter either, if something happens to the hardware... Well let's just say nothing can hurt it more than it's already hurt
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03 Apr 2014   #7

Dual Boot: Windows 7 Pro & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

This is an easy one, don't go to the sexy sites..
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03 Apr 2014   #8

Elementary OS Luna
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mhansen1 View Post
This is an easy one, don't go to the sexy sites..
That's pretty obvious
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03 Apr 2014   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just make sure you don't hook this computer to anybody else's computer like a network.
Don't use this computer to email because your can transfer infections to the receiving computer.
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03 Apr 2014   #10

Elementary OS Luna
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Just make sure you don't hook this computer to anybody else's computer like a network.
Don't use this computer to email because your can transfer infections to the receiving computer.
Shared folders disabled on everything, also, what Windows virus is going to infect a Linux PC? The best it would be able to do is partly destroy Wine xD
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