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Windows 7: thread cleanup


28 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
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I think that something worth noting here is that many ISP's are offering Free subscriptions to Paid-For products such as Norton and McAfee. So don't rule out paid-for options yet without checking what your provider offers.

Here are some examples:

Comcast Subscribers can now download Norton Security Suite
Earthlink Subscribers can download Norton 360
Time Warner, Optimum & Roadrunner Subscribers can download CA's Internet Security Suite Plus

The point is that you should see if your current ISP offers a viable A/V & Firewall from a reputable company as well as investigate other free and paid-for options.


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30 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Here is a study by PCTools that I found interesting.

Quote:
PC Pitstop Research analyzed 50,258 computers and found the following:
  • 23% of computers have no active security protection.
  • 14% of the computers had some sort of high level threat.
  • Spyware is the most common malware threat followed by Rogue Security Software.
  • Kaspersky protects the best against Rogue Security Software and Trend Micro is the worst.
  • Symantec protects against spyware the best, and Kaspersky the worst.
  • Trend protects the best against keyloggers and Avast fares the worst.
  • Kaspersky protects against viruses the best, and Symantec tails the pack.
The State of PC Security | PC Pitstop
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10 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (Full)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugOutMachine View Post
I think that something worth noting here is that many ISP's are offering Free subscriptions to Paid-For products such as Norton and McAfee. So don't rule out paid-for options yet without checking what your provider offers.

Here are some examples:

Comcast Subscribers can now download Norton Security Suite
Earthlink Subscribers can download Norton 360
Time Warner, Optimum & Roadrunner Subscribers can download CA's Internet Security Suite Plus

The point is that you should see if your current ISP offers a viable A/V & Firewall from a reputable company as well as investigate other free and paid-for options.
No offense or responsibility to the poster but I just tried the free CA's Internet Security Suit Plus via Optimum on my Windows 7 Ult 64 machine and it sucked big time. Made me uninstall MalwareBytes and reboot or would not allow a install, then would only do a internet install and at the end reported it failed a proper install but still installed to enough of a degree to run. Placed ad's and popups everywhere and a whole bunch of other bad stuff. Then would not uninstall even though it was in the control panel.

Had to do a restore point to get it off.

I highly don't recommend it.
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10 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

So... what do y'all use? I had to uninstall AVG Free yesterday because the update won't allow anything to run in full screen. It's an issue others are experiencing too. I'd like to go open source
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10 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

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