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Windows 7: Is my PC really weak against virus, malwares, hackers, and etc?

04 Jan 2016   #1
yargd

Window 7 Pro
 
 
Is my PC really weak against virus, malwares, hackers, and etc?

I just used Belarc to analyze my pc and this is the results.


I have Avast Premium and Free Malwarebytes on my PC.


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04 Jan 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There is no real protection against malware. All these "protection" programs are only there so that we can sleep at night. If you want to be safe, stay off the internet with your Windows system and use a Linux in a virtual partition. That works very well and you are safe.
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04 Jan 2016   #3
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

Agree with @whs.

For the record:
MBAM Free provides NO realtime protection. It is only a manual, on demand scanner to remove infections that have made it past your AV onto the system.
If you want to add layered, complementary, realtime protection to help prevent infection, you need the paid, Premium version.

It's more than just software -- the most critical security component is the one between the chair and keyboard.

If you don't want to go the Linux route, there are numerous, authoritative, comprehensive resources at some of the reputable computer fora about "best practices" for personal computing safety.

Cheers,

MM
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04 Jan 2016   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you do not want to go the Linux route (which is really very simple), you can also use a Windows system in a virtual partition to access the internet. It is easy to make a copy of the virtual partition and if it crashes, you just roll in the backup.

Problem with Windows is that you need to pay for an additional license. In light of that the Linux route seems preferable.
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04 Jan 2016   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Honestly, I feel you need to get all the Windows Security upgrades available to you and update your Internet browser to IE 11.

*** You most likely will have problems with updates if you have any adware, malware, a large 'temps' file/folder or PUP's on your computer.

Do you have any problems updating?
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07 Jan 2016   #6
yargd

Window 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post

Do you have any problems updating?
I can update if I want to. Is it worth it to update with all the MS softwares? I dont want to use up more space of my harddrive.
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07 Jan 2016   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would highly recommend complete Jacees suggestion.

Quote:
Honestly, I feel you need to get all the Windows Security upgrades available to you and update your Internet browser to IE 11.
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07 Jan 2016   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yargd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post

Do you have any problems updating?
I can update if I want to. Is it worth it to update with all the MS softwares? I dont want to use up more space of my harddrive.
I'm talking about all MS programs that need updating for "Security" ...
As of January 12th (next Tuesday) you will be forced to find another browser, unless you have IE 11, which you don't have.

Did you update your computer from another OS to get Windows 7?
Is that the possible reason you're running out of disk space?
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10 Jan 2016   #9
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The key thing to understand is that these kind of programs offer general guidelines, not definitely a security indication and assesment of your system. Moreover, risks about each possible attack are different, and there is an element of usability that conflicts with security.

Don't simply stay with the shiny red color the programs use to scare you. Take your time to read it in detail and most important to understand what each pointed "problem" really means, why it's marked as a problem and what are the implications of not following it.

An example could be the password policy. Not forcing a minimum password lenght is seen as a weakness, however having shorter password, specially in a local account in a non-shared computer isn't a bad thing, or even you can have a long password without this policy. Such a "vulnerability" can easily be considered unnecesary. Others have rightfully concerns.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
There is no real protection against malware. All these "protection" programs are only there so that we can sleep at night. If you want to be safe, stay off the internet with your Windows system and use a Linux in a virtual partition. That works very well and you are safe.
Nothing like that. There ARE effective protections against viruses, begining with common sense. While security rarely comes from antiviruses, a knowing and concious user can make a real difference. Saying that Windows is impossible to secure is simply lacking knowledge of what security is and how Windows works. Of course, Linux can make a very safe system, indeed.
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