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31 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 
Windows 7 without Antivirus

Does anybody here run windows 7 without an antivirus? I don't go to any really malicious sites and I find that antiviruses are usually more trouble than they are worth.
btw, this is my first post


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31 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

A word off advice get a anti virus, you can pick up thing by doing nothing on your computer.
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31 Jan 2010   #3

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

with so many free av software about it is silly not to use one ,avast and mse are 2 good ones to use with very little footprint neither takes up much resources
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31 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capella View Post
Does anybody here run windows 7 without an antivirus? I don't go to any really malicious sites and I find that antiviruses are usually more trouble than they are worth.
btw, this is my first post

All I use is the Microsoft Security Essentials which is free and light weight.
That's all I have running now and I don't go to any bad sites but if you Google a subject it is possible you select a bad site and can be infected.

I'd suggest trying MS Security Essentials just to make sure.

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/


Try is.. I fell confident you will really like it.
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31 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

But I never gotten a virus or spyware before so I really think the internet's safe enough. Is there anybody at all who tried not running an av at all? What was your experience?
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31 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Cappella, To be safe I highly recommend you to install an anti virus on your system. You never know what site could infect your computer.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a new Anti Virus software which is as well free and proven to do its job.
http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

You can download it and install via the url above.

If you have any other questions, please reply back.
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31 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

Do I need to install anything else besides it?
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31 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome Capella!

I strongly advise you to get a anti-virus program. You never know where viruses may come from. Even harmless emails from your mom could contain something.

As long as you are physivally connected to the internet, you are not safe. The anti-virus programs only reduce the risk, never eliminate it.

If you get a keylogger, and become a victim of identity theft, you will kick yourself for a long time. The security is well-worth the performance impacts.

I recommend Microsoft Security Essentials, as other have recommended. It barely affects performance, and it should bring considerable peace of mind.

That said, you are on to something; common sense is by far the best security system. No anti-virus can take its place.

~JK
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31 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capella View Post
Do I need to install anything else besides it?
No, MSE is a stand-alone application. All you need to do is download and install it.
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31 Jan 2010   #10

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

As stated above by Jonathan,i strongly agree.Prevention is always better than cure.
MSE is a fine choice.
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