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Windows 7: love win7, but security?


16 Jul 2009   #1

win7 / win7 / win7 / win7 / vista / xp
 
 
love win7, but security?

hi there,

i have been using Windows 7 for a couple of weeks and i love it. i have two laptops now running Windows 7 successfully.

however, i have been a subscriber to onecare antivirus for my home network for over a year. its a paid for service and i like it. but there is nothing to replace it.

i know se / morro is coming out, but in the uk at the present time there is no microsoft coverage of antivirus for Windows 7, which is a major problem for me. especially as im paying microsoft still.

anyone got any advice?


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16 Jul 2009   #2

 

Like you said Onecare is coming to an end and Morro is not out yet. Check this page out for links to beta version of antivirus that work with Windows7.
Windows 7: Security software providers
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16 Jul 2009   #3

win7 / win7 / win7 / win7 / vista / xp
 
 

yep, done that. just seems odd that m'soft hasnt done anything for its paying customers yet
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16 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

you think windows SEVEN has security drawbacks?! lol man..
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17 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benstevensuk View Post
hi there,

i have been using Windows 7 for a couple of weeks and i love it. i have two laptops now running Windows 7 successfully.

however, i have been a subscriber to onecare antivirus for my home network for over a year. its a paid for service and i like it. but there is nothing to replace it.

i know se / morro is coming out, but in the uk at the present time there is no microsoft coverage of antivirus for Windows 7, which is a major problem for me. especially as im paying microsoft still.

anyone got any advice?
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I understand how you feel about your license ticking away and you can't use it, but technically Windows 7 is a beta and security product support is always sketchy for betas. Hopefully MSE will be generally available by the time "7" is released, if not sooner. Meanwhile just use one of the free AV's. I'm using Avast! and it seems to be fine. PC Tools Firewall Plus also appears to work OK and will give you extra protection. You can try the MSE beta, but I found it a little flaky and went back to Avast.
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17 Jul 2009   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi benstevensuk, if you are really concerned about the security of your computer, remember that the security starts with you. Anti viruses are just a layer of defense against human mistakes but you need to know what are you doing and you'll never end up infecting your pc. Go for ESET NOD32 AV or Smart Security and you won't regret paying for it. Its the best security program available for windows IMO.
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17 Jul 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

OneCare subscribers will continue to receive support through the end of their subscriptions.
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17 Jul 2009   #8

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
OneCare subscribers will continue to receive support through the end of their subscriptions.
but he cant use it with Windows 7.
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17 Jul 2009   #9

win7 / win7 / win7 / win7 / vista / xp
 
 

yep, thats the problem. i want to upgrade all our computers to Windows 7, but i cant get refunded for onecare and i cant use onecare with win 7.

so, what is happening is microsoft is forcing me to decide between upgrading to new software or waiting for a year until my subscription is up with one care. seems a little odd. although i guess being offered free antivirus support goes some way to soften the blow. lol
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18 Jul 2009   #10

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benstevensuk View Post
yep, thats the problem. i want to upgrade all our computers to Windows 7, but i cant get refunded for onecare and i cant use onecare with win 7.

so, what is happening is microsoft is forcing me to decide between upgrading to new software or waiting for a year until my subscription is up with one care. seems a little odd. although i guess being offered free antivirus support goes some way to soften the blow. lol
They will come up with the final release of MSE that will be provided free. That could be a choice for you, if you like MS products. Or if you are looking for a paid one, go for ESET NOD32 4.
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