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Windows 7: Make PC 100% safe???

16 Feb 2011   #11
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Of the free ones, use Avira, for the paid ones. NIS 2011 is best in my book. with MSE, I had problems. For scanners, I like SuperAntispyware.

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16 Feb 2011   #12

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cemcilfa View Post
EzioAuditore Thank you..could you please just list what I will need (software) because I have read that some do nor run well together
Many thanks
Things you'll need:

1. A good AV mentioned earlier or any of your choice. If you go for a complete suite i.e. internet security, then you may not need other firewall s they come with their own firewall component.

2. A antispyware and antimalware like Superantispyware and Malwarebytes as on-demand scanner.

3. Keep windows and other installed software up-to-date.

4. Consider using the MVP hosts file mentioned earlier which will keep you way from connecting to bad sites and vice-versa.

4. A secure browser like Firefox with extensions like NoScript, Better Privacy, WoT etc.

5. Virtualized browser-- Use sandboxie to browse the net. Even if any 'bad' file leaks to your system, it stays inside the sandbox and doesn't affect your real system.

I hope it answers your questions. Feel free to ask if you've other question(s).
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16 Feb 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

One additional useful thing you could install for the Internet Explorer is the McAfee Site Advisor. That is a free toolbar that will alert you if a site is iffy.
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16 Feb 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1

The best protection is protection based on layers:
  1. Prevention (all sandboxes and based on policy sandbox software, HIPS, EMET protection for all Internet facing application, HIDS, virtualization software, also Firewalls - hardware/software, SRP - Applocker, DEP, etc)
  2. Detection (AV/AM/AS software)
  3. Cure (data and image backup software)
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17 Feb 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit

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17 Feb 2011   #16
Tarka Dal


Simple none of them and all of them!
Choose one and be damned with it...
It's up to you!
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17 Feb 2011   #17

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

You can't.

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17 Feb 2011   #18
Tarka Dal


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matt2488 View Post
You can't.


I've now been with the same one for 5 years and had no virus for 2 years. The simple fact is there is very little in the way of Viri and the like except if you download BAD software...Which I don't...
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18 Feb 2011   #19

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

Like whs I too use Avira with Comodo as my firewall. I tested these by going to malicious websites and trying to get infected (in a sandbox of course). The two top this year, Avira (free) and Norton 2011 (fee)

Comodo is very detailed so if you are in to detailed work, then it's for you.
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18 Feb 2011   #20

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cemcilfa View Post
Is there any way I can make sure that I have no viruses or bugs that can potentially harm my pc??
Many thanks in Advance

To protect yourself from the evils of the internet your basic protection should include

*Anti Virus Program [ MSE is popular & is used by many people here]
*Anti Malware Program
*Router / firewall

It is important you update programs & scan regularly.

You are advised to exercise caution with what you click on.
Donít engage in activities such as file sharing, warez cracks, adult content, online gambling or other high-risk behaviors.

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