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Windows 7: Windows 7 compatible Antivirus

21 Oct 2009   #271
Static

Windows 7 RC - 7100 64bit
 
 

I'm using MSE, and Malwarebytes. MSE has a built in firewall using windows defender correct?

Am I decently protected or is there something I am missing? I have not done much research nor had many problems with viruses/crashes etc so I assume I am doing fine.


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22 Oct 2009   #272
midnightwolf76

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Signature Edition
 
 

Using AVG free again, until I can find a better alternative that has real time scanning.
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22 Oct 2009   #273
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Static View Post
I'm using MSE, and Malwarebytes. MSE has a built in firewall using windows defender correct?

Am I decently protected or is there something I am missing? I have not done much research nor had many problems with viruses/crashes etc so I assume I am doing fine.
i may well be wrong, i don't think mse has a built-in firewall 'using defender' - as far as i know, mse only protects against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. mse actually disables defender, as defender used to be an anitispyware thing.

windows also has a built-in firewall, which complements mse. i'm no security expert, but i think i'm right in saying that both programs used together should offer you pretty good protection.

would any real experts like to comment please, as i intend to run my laptop with only windows firewall and mse security measures...
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22 Oct 2009   #274
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Static View Post
I'm using MSE, and Malwarebytes. MSE has a built in firewall using windows defender correct?

Am I decently protected or is there something I am missing? I have not done much research nor had many problems with viruses/crashes etc so I assume I am doing fine.
i may well be wrong, i don't think mse has a built-in firewall 'using defender' - as far as i know, mse only protects against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. mse actually disables defender, as defender used to be an anitispyware thing.

windows also has a built-in firewall, which complements mse. i'm no security expert, but i think i'm right in saying that both programs used together should offer you pretty good protection.

would any real experts like to comment please, as i intend to run my laptop with only windows firewall and mse security measures...
I may not qualify as a real expert, but you are right Mickey - MSE is an antimalware program with real time protection. It is not a firewall. You need to use it with a separate firewall.

I'd recommend one of the following as a firewall:
Built-in Windows 7 firewall
Windows 7 Firewall Control - Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software which uses Windows 7 protection platform. or
COMODO Firewall, without the Defense+
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22 Oct 2009   #275
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

the sphinx product looks useful, thanks.
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22 Oct 2009   #276
zteardrop

Win7
 
 

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Each to there own.
1. NIS is one of the biggest pieces of CRAP going. (IMHO) every system brought in with bad trojans and malware have NIS. I tell them (remove NIS) and I will work on , it stay i do not work on or fix.

2. I have NO PROBLEMs with ESET SS 4.0.437, Nada, 100% works FINE. Sharing and what ever I do... Sorry.

The pretext of the Original Thread was AV ... and NOD 32 is part of ESET SS.
Please, use norton 2010.
Norton 2005-2008 had a horrible detection rate and clogged down your system, but 2009-2010 is awesome, amazing detection rate and doesnt slow down your computer at ALL!
I cannot agree more with that! I have self been using Symantec Endpoint protection for some time (hasnt been a resource hog on its own, removes all severe virusses) and has been doing some great work. I recently installed the full version of NIS 2010 and it feels as light as air, although subjectively just a tiny bit lighter than Symantec Endpoint Protection. There is no system slowdown like I have experienced myself with the latest Zonealarms, NOD 32, ESET F-Secure or any norton 2004-2008 version.
Ditto. NIS 2010 is a breadth of fresh air compared to some other vendors.
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22 Oct 2009   #277
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

I think Snuffy said it best - "To each his own" - we will never get agreement or even consensus on what is the best.

There are a number of good products out there - both free and pay - pick the one you feel comfortable with and go for it.
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22 Oct 2009   #278
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
I think Snuffy said it best - "To each his own" - we will never get agreement or even consensus on what is the best.

There are a number of good products out there - both free and pay - pick the one you feel comfortable with and go for it.
+1

at least this thread isn't entitled 'what is the best...'

(although i suppose i couldn't quibble with 'what do you think is the best...')
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22 Oct 2009   #279
AOXOMOXOA

Windows 7
 
 

Free Avg works great. and now Free avg has version 9

oh yes and malewarebytes all the way..
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22 Oct 2009   #280
poin2

Windows7
 
 

My first choice would be ESET Smart Security.

A close second would be Norton Internet Security 2010.

I like the way the last couple of years of NIS function, but even on 2009, I still had major problems if I ever needed to remove it, and occasionally they could issue program updates that thoroughly screwed up the computer. It still seemed to get "knotted" into the system more than I liked. But when functioning, good product.

ESET can be more of a pain to initially get set up correctly. Norton can be found a lot cheaper if you hunt around.
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