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Windows 7: What else should I add to my security setup?


13 Jun 2011   #1
Noxiide

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
What else should I add to my security setup?

Right now I have:
avast! Free Antivirus
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free
SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
CCleaner (really not a security application)

What else do you guys recommend I use, or do I really not need anything else? I am using Windows 7 Firewall because I feel that's all I really need.


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13 Jun 2011   #2
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Looks fine to me, I'm using MSE, MBAM free, peerblock & a hosts file. No issues at all.
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13 Jun 2011   #3
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noxiide View Post
Right now I have:
avast! Free Antivirus
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free
SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
CCleaner (really not a security application)

What else do you guys recommend I use, or do I really not need anything else? I am using Windows 7 Firewall because I feel that's all I really need.
Sandboxie
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13 Jun 2011   #4
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Everything looks good you can also try using PeerBlock
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13 Jun 2011   #5
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

With Avast & MBAM SAS is somewhat redundant.
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13 Jun 2011   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Redundant is good. I call it layered protection. No one product does it all. One other thing to add is common sense used by the person using the computer. That is all important. I have chosen MSE, Windows built in firewall, MAM, SAS. I check for updates several times a day and run complete scans with all programs 2 to 3 time a week.
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13 Jun 2011   #7
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noxiide View Post
Right now I have:
avast! Free Antivirus
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free
SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
CCleaner (really not a security application)

What else do you guys recommend I use, or do I really not need anything else? I am using Windows 7 Firewall because I feel that's all I really need.
Have you a router firewall?
That would add another layer of security.

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13 Jun 2011   #8
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Redundant is good. I call it layered protection.
+1.
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14 Jun 2011   #9
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

The chances SAS will pick up something that MBAM and Avast wont is somewhat remote odds. Sandboxie (keeping things out) would be a better bet then another on demand (its too late i should have added Sandboxie) remote odds scanner. If i was going to add another on demand scanner it would be Emsisoft or HMP
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15 Jun 2011   #10
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Running the occasional scan with on demand scanners wouldn't hurt either (unless it conflict's with your current AV). As Layback Bear mentioned, a layered approach is a good one as not one single AV/Malware program gets everything.

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