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Windows 7: Best AV - Additional Questions


16 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
Best AV - Additional Questions

For now i use Microsoft SE,Comodo Firewall and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
My questions are.....
A)Is my pc safe enouph with this 3 programs?
B)Is it possible to keep my pc safe with just ONE security program?
This one >-->Eset smart security 4.
C)Why eset have so many BAD reviews?I always liked eset,i was thinging to buy a 2 year license ,BUT i have read so many websites,forums etc and are all negative reviews.


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16 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Your combination is good and solid. Nothing gives 100% protection. The biggest factor is your surfing habits and the sites you visit. Discretion and and common sense in surfing go a long way toward keeping you safe.
There is another layer that you could add - a router with a hardware firewall. A hardware fire wall is by far the most secure. However, it will not protect you if you download malicious software.
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16 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Your combination is good and solid. Nothing gives 100% protection. The biggest factor is your surfing habits and the sites you visit. Discretion and and common sense in surfing go a long way toward keeping you safe.
There is another layer that you could add - a router with a hardware firewall. A hardware fire wall is by far the most secure. However, it will not protect you if you download malicious software.
I edit my questions.
For now i use Microsoft SE,Comodo Firewall and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
My questions are.....
A)Is my pc safe enouph with this 3 programs?
B)Is it possible to keep my pc safe with just ONE security program?
C)Between those 2 which is better and why?Eset smart security 4 OR Avira premium security suite?
D)Why eset have so many BAD reviews?I always liked eset,i was thinging to buy a 2 year license ,BUT i have read so many websites,forums etc and are all negative reviews.
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16 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Your combination is good and solid. Nothing gives 100% protection. The biggest factor is your surfing habits and the sites you visit. Discretion and and common sense in surfing go a long way toward keeping you safe.
There is another layer that you could add - a router with a hardware firewall. A hardware fire wall is by far the most secure. However, it will not protect you if you download malicious software.
I edit my questions.
For now i use Microsoft SE,Comodo Firewall and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
My questions are.....
A)Is my pc safe enouph with this 3 programs?
Your combination is good, solid and safe. Nothing gives 100% protection.

Quote:
B)Is it possible to keep my pc safe with just ONE security program?
Yes, if that one program is a security suite. I personally do not use a suite. What you are running is a good as any suite in my opinion.

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C)Between those 2 which is better and why?Eset smart security 4 OR Avira premium security suite?
I cannot answer this because I have never used either. What you are currently running is good and I doubt that either of these would be any better that what you have.

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D)Why eset have so many BAD reviews?I always liked eset,i was thinging to buy a 2 year license ,BUT i have read so many websites,forums etc and are all negative reviews.
I have seen a few problems posted here in the forums that were caused by ESET or, at least ESET played a part in the problems. Having never used it myself, I can't comment. Some folks here highly recommend it. My own view is why pay for a product when there are free ones that work just as well? And the ones you are using work well.
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19 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

One other factor in your browsing habits is your browser and add-ins. If you run Firefox with ABP and noscript you will be that much safer.
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25 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

One thing that I have found very helpful for running a computer that people other than yourself use is to put some sort of monitoring software on the computer. I'm currently using refog keylogger. It tracks program activity, internet activity, it records all running services and takes screen shots. This is useful for looking back at what was running and what caused the problem whenever something goes wrong with the computer.
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25 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

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10 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mlevy View Post
One other factor in your browsing habits is your browser and add-ins. If you run Firefox with ABP and noscript you will be that much safer.
Iam using noscript and wot.
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10 May 2010   #9

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
For now i use Microsoft SE,Comodo Firewall and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
My questions are.....
A)Is my pc safe enouph with this 3 programs?
B)Is it possible to keep my pc safe with just ONE security program?
This one >-->Eset smart security 4.
C)Why eset have so many BAD reviews?I always liked eset,i was thinging to buy a 2 year license ,BUT i have read so many websites,forums etc and are all negative reviews.
ESET is enough. You may keep Malware bytes for weekly scan.
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10 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jnkueppers View Post
One thing that I have found very helpful for running a computer that people other than yourself use is to put some sort of monitoring software on the computer. I'm currently using refog keylogger. It tracks program activity, internet activity, it records all running services and takes screen shots. This is useful for looking back at what was running and what caused the problem whenever something goes wrong with the computer.
Refog keylogger messed up my pc!
When i install Refog keylogger my pc freeze and i need to restart with the reset button.
Then i scan with the malwarebytes and i get this results (view attachment)
Are you sure that refog keylogger is not a rogue/malware software?
Something is wrong!


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