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18 Sep 2014   #1
gordie

both 32 and 64
 
 
Security Windows 7

Hey guys sorry to be a pain but just one last question about my security for my desktop running Windows 7. I have a paid version of Avast till Feb 2015 and my browsers are firefox for online banking and Opera for my forums and windows shopping ebay, tigerdirect etc and my bills are on Opera because I like the app you click on what you want to visit
I also run in firefox for my banking is Trustee Rapport and thats it am I missing something or am I good
Once in awhile I clear my history but I don't download on this I use my laptop for downloading .


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18 Sep 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Can you be 100% secure in Windows - of course you cannot. You have the usual standard setup and with luck, you should be OK.

I would not do any sensitve web operations such as on-line banking from such a system. I run those operations from a virtual Linux system or from a Linux system on a flash drive. That is 100 times safer - but still not 100%. But then, what is 100% safe.
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18 Sep 2014   #3
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

See my signature below for additional great security protection
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18 Sep 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Corruption can be transferred from one computer to another very easily,
I'd take notice to the mbam suggestion and possibly make the mbam premium push soon,
I'd say a savings could be where Avast is,
With mbam premium you would be just fine with avast free or panda free for that matter but also with a spoon full of whs's reply
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18 Sep 2014   #5
gordie

both 32 and 64
 
 

thanks guys
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18 Sep 2014   #6
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would add the obvious things here.

Always use a standard account for normal use, leaving an admin account only for doing admin-only things.
Use a firewall, with a proper set of very restrictive rules.
Use common sense! Take caution when downloading things from unknown sites, strange emails, dubious websites and the like. More often than not, the problem is that the user himself does something that he should not do.
Make sure you do frequent backups of all important data, just in case. Not only for security, but also in case of hardware failures.

Here is also a more advanced guide on the matter, to make Windows really safe: http://hardenwindows7forsecurity.com...tandalone.html
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21 Sep 2014   #7
gordie

both 32 and 64
 
 

Thanks guys with this desktop I don't download on web browse play my steam account and gog account and bank I use my laptop for downloading that way with desktop I clear my history browser and run malwarebytes and then my paid avast
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