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Windows 7: Avira Sufficient?

06 Aug 2010   #1
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Avira Sufficient?

I was running Avast Free as antivirus until I discovered that it was conflicting with CDBurnerXP. I installed Avira Free in its place, but on installation Avira insisted I turn off Windows Defender.

On the face of it, it would appear that I do not now have a firewall installed (other than the one in the router).

Will Avira alone suffice?


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06 Aug 2010   #2
AussieGuy92

 
 

yes but might i suggest Microsoft sercurity essentials it lighter and wont conflict with and programs and just use windows firewall+ add malwarebytes antimalware and a secondary or on demand scanner.

links:

MSE: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

MBAM: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

Both are free and this is all you will ever need to stay protected.

hope this helps,Andrew
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06 Aug 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Avira is a good AV program. Turning off Defender is normal, MSE does that too.
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06 Aug 2010   #4
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
yes but might i suggest Microsoft sercurity essentials is lighter and wont conflict with programs and just use windows firewall+ add malwarebytes antimalware and a secondary or on demand scanner.

links:

MSE: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

MBAM: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

Both are free and this is all you will ever need to stay protected.

hope this helps,Andrew
I'm afraid Avira insisted I deactivate Security Essentials on the Windows 7 machine !
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06 Aug 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

All that is needed is Micrososft Security Essentials, malwarebytes and the windows firewall. Any more will not give you significanly more protection, but may slow the computer, cause BSOD and other problems.
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06 Aug 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
yes but might i suggest Microsoft sercurity essentials is lighter and wont conflict with programs and just use windows firewall+ add malwarebytes antimalware and a secondary or on demand scanner.

links:

MSE: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

MBAM: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

Both are free and this is all you will ever need to stay protected.

hope this helps,Andrew
I'm afraid Avira insisted I deactivate Security Essentials on the Windows 7 machine !
Of course. You cannot run Avira and MSE together. Only Avast and MSE work together.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Aug 2010   #7
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
I was running Avast Free as antivirus until I discovered that it was conflicting with CDBurnerXP. I installed Avira Free in its place, but on installation Avira insisted I turn off Windows Defender.

On the face of it, it would appear that I do not now have a firewall installed (other than the one in the router).

Will Avira alone suffice?
Hi, Cheemag.

I hope I am not misunderstanding what you wrote but I got the impression you might be thinking that Windows Defender is the Windows Firewall. Windows Defender is an anti-spyware program.

If you haven't activated the Windows Firewall, I strongly advise you do that to accompany the firewall on the router.
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06 Aug 2010   #8
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
All that is needed is Micrososft Security Essentials, malwarebytes and the windows firewall. Any more will not give you significanly more protection, but may slow the computer, cause BSOD and other problems.
Looking into it. Presumably that applies to the Windows 7 desktop as well as Virtual XP?
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06 Aug 2010   #9
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
yes but might i suggest Microsoft sercurity essentials is lighter and wont conflict with programs and just use windows firewall+ add malwarebytes antimalware and a secondary or on demand scanner.

links:

MSE: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

MBAM: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

Both are free and this is all you will ever need to stay protected.

hope this helps,Andrew
I'm afraid Avira insisted I deactivate Security Essentials on the Windows 7 machine !
Of course. You cannot run Avira and MSE together. Only Avast and MSE work together.
OK Noted.
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06 Aug 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
All that is needed is Micrososft Security Essentials, malwarebytes and the windows firewall. Any more will not give you significanly more protection, but may slow the computer, cause BSOD and other problems.
Looking into it. Presumably that applies to the Windows 7 desktop as well as Virtual XP?
It refers to a desktop with 7 or Vista..
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