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Windows 7: What protection suites me?

22 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
What protection suites me?


I was wondering whick protection software is useful for me. Please name some good ones.

Things I will be doing :

- buying stuff online
- using bank online
- alot of downloading
- browsing on the Internet

please state the software.

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22 Nov 2009   #2


Symantec Endpoint is excellent and light on resources, there are versions for x86 and x64 versions of the W7 operating system. Unless you have any very special needs it's worth using the Windows native firewall in lieu of the Symantec one.

I'm using v12.0.122.192 and am adamant it catches far more than many rival products.
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22 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7

I want one that doesn't eat much ram or cpu. Basically no lag on the laptop. I only have 1gb of ram running on windows 7
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22 Nov 2009   #4


Well, I pretty much do the same things on line as you and I find the Win7 firewall along with MSE works nicely on my laptop as well as the desktops.
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22 Nov 2009   #5

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)

Avira Antivir Premium : Has an excellent detection rate, a phishing filter (Webguard) and more.
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22 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orpheous View Post
Avira Antivir Premium : Has an excellent detection rate, a phishing filter (Webguard) and more.
Installed this on a laptop with:
Windows 7 ultimate
80GB hard drive
512MB of RAM
1.6Ghz Celeron
256MB shared RAM (Ati Radeon 200M series)

I have aero enabled and Avira AntiVir premium. Works perfefctly! Very smooth, fast.

You can get Avira AntiVir premium free for 3-months here:
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22 Nov 2009   #7

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)

...Avira also has a free version, which is the same detection engine, without webguard, email scanning, antispyware etc.
If you don't mind using a selection of different programs to do the same job, you can find free programs that will perform very well.
There's a lot listed here: FREE Great Programs for Windows 7
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23 Nov 2009   #8

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)

hi !

Raymond: there is a BIG thread above,
Which antivirus is best for win7

so why do you create a new one ?

take a look, there is a lot of information there....
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23 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7

Thanks people,

I think NOD32 is good. (ESET)
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23 Nov 2009   #10


You get what you pay for, but still need to be careful not to buy crap.

Refer to trusted virus suite comparison tables on popular websites and don't for one minute believe anyone that tells you a freeware product can seriously compete with one of the top notch paid for ones.

NOD32 isn't bad on detections, but there are some other issues with it.

Kaspersky ranks up there nicely.

I made another recommendation earlier in the thread.

The number of times I've heard people say they've scanned their system and it's clean, only to find that the definition of 'clean' actually means that their el-cheapo freeware virus client is simply incapable of identifying nasties!
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