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Windows 7: just asking opinions

06 Nov 2010   #1
noelian13

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
just asking opinions

i end up removing deleting/uninstalling Eset Smart security as it really damaged my PC hugely (i got 4 pcs with 2 of them with that product and with windows 7 it damaged a lot like my bios)
so i'm going to use microsoft security essentials since its anti virus spyware malware
and malwarebytes anti malware

so for firewall what is a good product?
is it zonealarm firewall my brother suggested it dunno why


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06 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes and the Windows Firewall, is used by most here, including myself. You will never have OS problems due this software. All but malwarebytes was made specifically for windows. Other AV and Firewalls have caused problems such as BSOD, which the BSOD squad had to fix.
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06 Nov 2010   #3
noelian13

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

ok
windows firewall is a good firewall right? ^_^
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06 Nov 2010   #4
roban

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noelian13 View Post
ok
windows firewall is a good firewall right? ^_^
For most users it is all you'll need. I use Norton Internet Security which includes a firewall because I am on my computer up to 16 hours a day and I feel I need that kind of protection.

I use malwarebytes as well and run a scan once a month. I must add that it has never found anything so I feel secure in my protection.
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06 Nov 2010   #5
noelian13

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

well i stay up in my pc during school days for 4 hrs
and when no classes 16-17 hours ?
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06 Nov 2010   #6
noelian13

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

should i disable malware bytes protection module when running security essentials?
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06 Nov 2010   #7
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Well, i'm currently using (testing) MSE with MBAM's protection module on. Didn't face any problems yet.
And If you do just casual surfing, windows firewall will be enough. I've used ZoneAlarm, it's indeed a nice firewall. You can give it a try. If it works w/o any problems, stick with it.
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06 Nov 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The free version of Malwarebytes does not offer real time protection. You can leave it on. Make a scan once a week or so.
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06 Nov 2010   #9
noelian13

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

i think i do casual surfing always
i'll stick with my MSE windows firewall and MBAM
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06 Nov 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Trust me, you are making the right decision.
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