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Windows 7: Microsoft sets stage for massive Windows 10 upgrade strategy

04 Jan 2016   #91
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Personally I don't believe they are good in 10 either.
I can't state it any clearer

Microsoft security has always been mediocre at best.


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04 Jan 2016   #92
Painter

W7Pro/64
 
 

OK, I agree that MS has a problem with security. I would also go so far as to say that they have never really cared too much about how their products were coded from a security point of view. They have always been more reactive than proactive when it comes to vulnerabilities in their code.

When it comes to the article in question, the MS VP is trying to convince W7 users that W7 is high risk and if you stay on W7 you do so at your own peril. This is basically saying that W7 is a poorly coded and inadequate OS. If you compare it to W10 (and this is even to your point), that statement is totally ludicrous.

Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Has Serious Problems

I have uploaded it again here. The author of the article is actually agreeing with you. Theer is no difference between W7 and W10 when it comes to product/utility vulnerabilities.
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04 Jan 2016   #93
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Hello, I know very little about all this, but I know that (up till now) Windows 7 is one of the safest if you use it with care and have good anti spy and malware.

But perhaps they are gonna mess with their security updates at Microsoft in the future? Not stay on the ball as it were
I don't know if that's legal, but for that, matter they don't seem to care
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04 Jan 2016   #94
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

It is staggering how many people in win-7 use MSE or even think windows defender is enough for security

In those cases these people are more at risk than others that use Panda.../ mbam premium/... for protection
I'd even say windows firewall is not a good thing to use so use the third party antiviruses firewall would be best imho
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04 Jan 2016   #95
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Microsoft Security Essentials Scores Incredibly Well in New Antivirus Tests

Quote:
It’s generally believed that Microsoft Security Essentials isn’t the best antivirus solution out there, but only a basic product that can protect your computer until you install a more advanced security app, but a new series of tests conducted by Dennis Technology Labs claim otherwise

I myself use MSE for windows 7. I also use Spybot S&D 1.6.2.0 which is still updated. I also use an older version Macrium image backup. I have to use that version differently now. A windows update messed up the old version. So, now I create images & restore images outside of the operating system. MSE, has saved me from a couple of viruses caused by malicious ads. I don't mind ads, it those malicious ads even on legit site.
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04 Jan 2016   #96
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I used MSE for years and it's never found or stopped anything
mbam pro on the other hand has done quite a bit
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04 Jan 2016   #97
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Honestly, I don't see MSE that bad... I've tested it for a while in VM's, and I can tell is at least at Avast level, so it's quite secure.
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04 Jan 2016   #98
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

I also use the malwarebytes free version. I do plan on trying some of the other addons that might detect even more stuff. I did use mcafee siteadvisor but I removed it, I think it was blocking more stuff then it should.
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04 Jan 2016   #99
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Cripes Mcafee
Now known as Intel management and security
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04 Jan 2016   #100
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
You know, if 10 let me choose when to install it, keep the Classic GUI, change system fonts to what I prefer without a Registry hack, didn't force updates, didn't report back to the MotherShip and to Uncle Sam, use keyloggers, display advertising, make sure all my old software will work, or didn't relentlessly violate my privacy, even I would consider using it.

People get what they pay for. To me, Microsoft trying to force 10 upon us for free is sufficient proof that it's a turd.

LOL


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I used MSE for years and it's never found or stopped anything
mbam pro on the other hand has done quite a bit

Too funny lol.
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