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Windows 7: Firewall + Antispyware


15 Mar 2009   #1
Falco77

Windows 7 Public Beta x64 Build 7000
 
 
Firewall + Antispyware

Hi,

I would like to know if COMODO Firewall is good as Windows Firewall included in Windows 7 and if Ad-Aware 2008 is good as Windows Defender in Windows 7, too.

Thanks!


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15 Mar 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Comodo firewall should be much better than Windows firewall. I haven't tried it with Win 7 as I use Avira Premium Suite.

I don't use either Ad-Aware or Windows Defender.

Spyware Guard (keep it updated) and Spyware Blaster both work great with Win 7.
SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard:
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/products.html
Spyware Guard is a real-time malware scanner
SpywareBlaster tutorial:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/Using_SpywareBlaster_to_protect_your_computer_from_Spyware_Hijackers_and_Malware-tut49.html
Spyware Guard tutorial:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/Using_SpywareGuard_to_protect_your_computer_from_Spyware_and_Hijackers-tut50.html


If you want another anti-spyware tool to run periodic scans, you can use MalwareBytes Anti-malware. There is a free version, but just remember to update it often!
|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.34

*Small tutorial*

* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
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15 Mar 2009   #3
black dog

7068 64 bit + XP Pro
 
 

MalwareBytes won't appear in my right click menu ( Win7 64bit).
Anyone else had better luck?
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16 Mar 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by black dog View Post
MalwareBytes won't appear in my right click menu ( Win7 64bit).
Anyone else had better luck?

Yeah, johngalt gave me the answer to that one...which, should have been obvious to me. heh heh

Malwarebytes in Context Menu
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16 Mar 2009   #5
black dog

7068 64 bit + XP Pro
 
 

Thanks mate. I can't think of any real benefit running the 64 bit version, only negatives. When i get the RC release i will be getting the 32 bit version.
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16 Mar 2009   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Oh, not me. I will definitely go with 64 bit. As I have 8GB of RAM and have no problems, really at all.
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16 Mar 2009   #7
Falco77

Windows 7 Public Beta x64 Build 7000
 
 

Thank you Jacee. I'll check the anti-spywares now.
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16 Mar 2009   #8
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Just one word on Comodo firewall, Have used this on a lot of machines up to and including Vista but found that it had issues with the early pre -Beta builds of Windows 7 - have not checked on the last couple of builds but will probably re-asses at RC stage or if Comodo issue a "windows7 Specific" version before that.

In the interim am using the built in firewall plus "Vista Firewall Control" app, (behind router firewall too)
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