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Windows 7: Specific Security Solution For Me


24 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 
[Solved] Specific Security Solution For Me

Hi,

I was wondering what your recommendations are regarding my specific needs for a security solution.

My current setup is Avira AntiVir Personal for my real-time and on-demand virus and spyware protection. Windows' default firewall and my Linksys router's firewall.

I did not have any threats for more than one year now but I'm growing tired of Avira. I like its options and its user interface but it can get kind of sluggish at times. Sometimes, I would have to update manually because it won't connect to the update server.

I have read that a combination of the three is the most popular here in SevenForums.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • MalwareBytes
  • Windows Firewall/Hardware Firewall
I have a couple of inquiries regarding this setup before trying it. I would also like to hear recommendations that would suite me better in certain situations.

My Questions

  1. Does Microsoft Security Essentials work real-time in the background?
  2. Does Microsoft Security Essentials work as a anti-spyware software as well? (Windows 7 requires Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware)
  3. Does Microsoft Security Essentials allow exclusions for real-time scanning and on-demand scanning? Is it limited to folders or files?
Basically those are all my inquiries. I'd be glad if you can answer them. Thanks!

Edit - Solved

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nem View Post
Hello and welcome to the forums,

Take a look what i've posted here: More Security

Also check out: http://www.sevenforums.com/system-se...nti-virus.html

as for your Questions

1. Yes
2. Yes
3.and yes and no i don't think it's limited.
Thanks for welcoming me mate. I joined in the quest to gain more knowledge in my favorite operating system, Windows 7. I am currently a moderator at a mobile phone related forum. Search my user-name for more information Speaking of which, where is a good place to properly introduce myself?

Thanks for the information mate. I have read those threads prior to posting this thread. I believe that's all I need to start testing this combination of security software out. Rep added mate.



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24 Aug 2010   #2
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Hello and welcome to the forums,

Take a look what i've posted here: More Security

Also check out: http://www.sevenforums.com/system-se...nti-virus.html

as for your Questions

1. Yes
2. Yes
3.and yes and no i don't think it's limited.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'd like to know exactly what you mean by "limited to folders or files" to make sure you get the exact information you need.
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25 Aug 2010   #4
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

I think it means if he can add files, folders are both in the exclusions list. Which yes he can.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nem View Post
Hello and welcome to the forums,

Take a look what i've posted here: More Security

Also check out: http://www.sevenforums.com/system-se...nti-virus.html

as for your Questions

1. Yes
2. Yes
3.and yes and no i don't think it's limited.
Thanks for welcoming me mate. I joined in the quest to gain more knowledge in my favorite operating system, Windows 7. I am currently a moderator at a mobile phone related forum. Search my user-name for more information Speaking of which, where is a good place to properly introduce myself?

Thanks for the information mate. I have read those threads prior to posting this thread. I believe that's all I need to start testing this combination of security software out. Rep added mate.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
I'd like to know exactly what you mean by "limited to folders or files" to make sure you get the exact information you need.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nem View Post
I think it means if he can add files, folders are both in the exclusions list. Which yes he can.
Yes, that is what I meant mates.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2010   #6
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

You're welcome, you can introduce yourself here -> Welcome to Seven Forums [2] Good luck testing may you get what you need. And thanks for the rep mate, much appropriated.
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25 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

For me, it's simply a matter of being careful what site I open and what I download and from where. I have enabled the firewall on my router to which 4 PC/laptops are connected (on average). Kaspersky antivirus on all of them. Been virus/malware free for the past 3 years.
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