Quote: Originally Posted by SuperH3lix
I reinstalled Windows 7 yesterday and I've decided that I want to try some different security software, whether it be anti-virus software and a seperate firewall or internet security software with its built-in firewall. At the moment I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials alongside Windows Firewall. I used to use Avast! Internet Security and I only changed to MSE because I read some good reviews about it. Please could you give any recommendations, preferably for internet security software as a pose to anti-virus software?
An antivirus needs to be your second line of defense. Since you are concerned with internet security, you should look into, and learn to use Sandboxie - Sandbox software for application isolation and secure Web browsing
. Virtualization should be your 1st line of defense on the internet where 99% of most malware infections originate. Sandboxie will make you almost bullet proof all by itself. When used in a layered approach with a good free AV (avast!, Comodo, Panda, MSE) and a good free on-demand scanner (Malwarebytes, Virus Total, Hitman Pro) you will be bullet proof. I Don't like MSE nearly as much as some on this forum do, but I do like the Windows 7 firewall set to public (if you don't share files or print) behind a fully stealthed NAT router firewall. No need for overly chatty 3rd party firewalls.