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Windows 7: Is this enough protection?

24 Jan 2012   #1
donnyb

Win 7 x64
 
 
Is this enough protection?

I currently use Windows Defender and Avast Free along with Windows firewall. I have a computer with Windows 7 - 64 bit. I was thinking of using something that doesn't need to ask if things are OK to use. So, I was thinking of just using Security Essentials and Windows Firewall. Is this enough protection?


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24 Jan 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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24 Jan 2012   #3
C-11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Microsoft Security Essentials is recommended and used by many here.
It will also disable Windows Defender because MSE does it's job if not better.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a great on demand scanner to run weekly or so.
It's free, when installing don't click on Trial version.

It's even better to Create an Image Backup when/if something goes wrong.
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24 Jan 2012   #4
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

donnyb,

Suggestions.
> MSE
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

> Malwarebytes free
Malwarebytes : Download free malware, virus and spyware tools to get your computer back in shape!

> SpywareBlaster free
SpywareBlaster® | Prevent spyware and malware. Free download.

> Windows inbuilt firewall

> A good router / firewall.

> Make sure you update regularly.
Scan regularly too.

> No firewall can protect you absolutely if you don't surf sensibly staying away from sites known to cause problems.
You are advised to exercise caution with what you click on.
Don’t engage in activities such as file sharing, warez cracks, adult content, online gambling or other high-risk behaviors.

The obvious one of course is the responsibilty of the person clicking the mouse.
Exercise that responsibilty - Resist temptation!

Make sure you regularly check for Windows Updates.
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24 Jan 2012   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Anything is good enough if you are careful and have plenty of images.
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24 Jan 2012   #6
shrivastava

window basic 64 bit
 
 
security

i think that is enough protection..microsoft security essential having no burden for cpu.
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25 Jan 2012   #7
donnyb

Win 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for the suggestions. Of course I do use Acronis back up software with an external drive kept on-site and a second backup drive kept off-site.
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25 Jan 2012   #8
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

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25 Jan 2012   #9
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flatiron View Post
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It's even better to Create an Image Backup before something goes wrong.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup - Windows 7 Forums
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25 Jan 2012   #10
C-11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flatiron View Post
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It's even better to Create an Image Backup before something goes wrong.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup - Windows 7 Forums
fixed.
Very true!

It isn't if, it's when.....................
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