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Windows 7: My security... any tips?

15 Nov 2010   #1
BDani

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 
My security... any tips?

Hey guy's!
So I'd like to get some comment's about my system security!
My OS is Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit.
4GB RAM

So here it is:
Microsoft Security Essential's - free and powerful as far as I know. I'v heard goods about this AV + it's compatibility with Windows 7 and it's built-in Firewall, am I right?

MalwareBytes - Run's registerd but not in a real-time protection mode. Is that cool?

CounterSpy - Run's registerd but also not in a real-time protection!

DeepFreeze - tried the trial version and I was quite amazed of this program!

Thinking to buy:
Sandboxie - run stuff in a sandboxed environment? sound's awesome!

SuperAntiSpyware - A great anti-spyware program! Used the portable and free version fromt theire homepage.

Please comment and share you'r thought's with me
Am I beeing paranoid? XD


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15 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
All that is needed is Security Essentials
Malwarebytes, free editiion
Windows firewall

You can, also add WinPatrol, my and Corrine's favorite extra protection.

Add a little common sense and the other software is just a waste of space and maybe money.In addition, it takes resources and your time to do unnecessary scans.
Thats my opinion.
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15 Nov 2010   #3
BDani

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

OK
What is winpatrol?
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15 Nov 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

It has many good features, which I use.
For purpose here, it takes a pic of your hard drive when you install. Then if you or a virus or malware tries to install something you are warned and you can say yes or not
Nice feature. You must have real time AV, however
BillP Studios - WinPatrol
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15 Nov 2010   #5
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Winpatrol saved me from a virus that wanted to add itself. So Id recommend it.
My personal preference is Superantispyware over Malwarebytes.
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15 Nov 2010   #6
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

This is your ultimate protection: Imaging with free Macrium
Doesn't have to be Macrium, but be sure to have image of your system partition and backups of your data of course. Second step are AV programs.
cheers
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15 Nov 2010   #7
the dummy

7 premium 64
 
 

Sandboxie is powerful enough to protect your system without anything else.
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15 Nov 2010   #8
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDani View Post
Hey guy's!
So I'd like to get some comment's about my system security!
My OS is Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit.
4GB RAM

So here it is:
Microsoft Security Essential's - free and powerful as far as I know. I'v heard goods about this AV + it's compatibility with Windows 7 and it's built-in Firewall, am I right?

MalwareBytes - Run's registerd but not in a real-time protection mode. Is that cool?

CounterSpy - Run's registerd but also not in a real-time protection!

DeepFreeze - tried the trial version and I was quite amazed of this program!

Thinking to buy:
Sandboxie - run stuff in a sandboxed environment? sound's awesome!

SuperAntiSpyware - A great anti-spyware program! Used the portable and free version fromt theire homepage.

Please comment and share you'r thought's with me
Am I beeing paranoid? XD
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome
All that is needed is Security Essentials
Malwarebytes, free editiion
Windows firewall

You can, also add WinPatrol, my and Corrine's favorite extra protection.

Add a little common sense and the other software is just a waste of space and maybe money.In addition, it takes resources and your time to do unnecessary scans.
Thats my opinion.

Richard has provided you with sound advice..
I would encourage you to keep SuperAntispyware as well.
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16 Nov 2010   #9
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, BDani.

With multiple anti-malware scanning programs installed, to avoid false/positives and allow for complete removal by each program, do a shutdown/restart between scans with each program. It is also advisable to clean temp files prior to scanning.
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16 Nov 2010   #10
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Looks like you're loaded. Really, otherwise it doesnt make sense to pay so much when you can manage wonderfully with a little money.

Now all you need to throw all that money down the drain is to visit a shady site and keep clicking randomly, particularly on ads and popups.
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