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Windows 7: total security.??


22 Aug 2011   #1

win7 home premium
 
 
total security.??

hey, i have a Windows 7 home edition. i wanted to know wich is the best combination of softwares(like anti virus..anti-spyware. anti malware. and whatever else i required. i jus wanted to know..paid or unpaid.. how do i totally protect my pc.


i also need help in creating a proper. virus free backup..are there any specific softwares which ensure the protection of ur data.??
please help.

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22 Aug 2011   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Probably no such thing as TOTAL security.

There are a lot of threads on this subject. One common combination is Windows Firewall, Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes, and some common sense about browsing/email habits.

As far as backup goes, you have to decide on these issues:

What to backup: just data? just Windows? both?

Method of backup: an imaging program like Acronis or Macrium or a file by file backup program like Synctoy, Cobian, or Second Copy. A file by file backup program will not backup Windows. An imaging program can backup both data and Windows, but I'd recommend you use a file by file program for your data.
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22 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I like Norton Security Suite & Malwarebytes combined and I use this EaseUs Free Todo to backup with.

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/...g-program.html
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22 Aug 2011   #4

win7 home premium
 
 

so basically i wont have to buy any specific programme or software to protect my pc.??
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22 Aug 2011   #5

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

There are both free and non-free choices. Good ones and bad ones in both categories. I use the free ones.
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22 Aug 2011   #6

win7 home premium
 
 

so , can you please suggest the best ones. i dont mind buying.

(i am sorry for asking silly questions,i am pretty much a newbie)
...thank you for your help.!!
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22 Aug 2011   #7

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

No one agrees on what is "best". Don't bother trying to find the "best". It's a matter of opinion.

I've already stated what I use (Windows firewall, Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes). Other choices work just as well.

The same applies to backup--many of the programs work well. It's largely personal preference. I use Macrium Reflect and EaseUS for imaging and Second Copy for file by file backup. All of these are free except for Second Copy, which is $30.
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22 Aug 2011   #8
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Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

As was already said, you are never safe from malware - even with the best AV programs, firewalls, scanners and what have you. I use Norton Internet security 2011, but you can pick any free one (e.g. MSE) and be just as well off.

What is important if you want to protect yourself 100% is to make frequent images. Then you can always set your system back to a running state once it goes on the blink - for whatever reason. An image should be taken at least once per week - and if you are paranoid, once each day. It is a small job that can be scheduled and run in the background. Imaging with free Macrium
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