Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Prevention is better than Cure


07 Dec 2009   #1
stew2

 
Prevention is better than Cure

Loads of people on this forum seem to be asking how to remove viruses, which anti-virus is best, which anti-spyware is best etc etc

An antivirus/spyware program uses a list of known threats and try's to identify suspicious behaviour which might indicate infection. In other words what it doesn’t know is a virus it just takes an educated guess at.

In the past week Avast users have found that this guessing at what’s a virus, has left there Operating System's unusable as its deleted key files and now means they have to reinstall the entire Operating System.

A much better approach to viruses/spyware/malware is to stop them getting on the pc in the first place by using a virtualization/sandbox technology. Below is a list of some of these programs:


DefenseWall
BufferZone
SandBoxie
GeSWall

Please note that these can only
be used on 32bit Operating Systems.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

And we running x64 Windows 7 are left a little less secure, due to our inability to run such great software. Thanks PatchGuard. Thanks a lot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

I'm skinnydipping in the Sea of Data
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


08 Dec 2009   #4
stew2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carbonyl View Post
And we running x64 Windows 7 are left a little less secure, due to our inability to run such great software. Thanks PatchGuard. Thanks a lot.
Yeah, Microsoft have messed up badly with the 64bit Operating System's.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
I'm skinnydipping in the Sea of Data
Hope theres enough info there for you IceFire. If not then just ask a question here and il do my best to help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Prevention is better than Cure





Please note  Please note
        When your issue is fixed please remember to thank those that helped you and mark the thread as solved.
Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Prevention is better than Cure
Thread Forum
Cure For A Brown Thumb? Chillout Room
Can Microsoft cure PC makers of the crapware habit? News
File cure software program. Software
Restores didn't cure my BSOD 0x0000007E BSOD Help and Support
How can I cure boot times of up to 8 minutes? Performance & Maintenance
The Cure Trilogy Blu ray best audio settings? Music, Pictures & Video

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:20 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33