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Windows 7: Software to avoid

05 Nov 2009   #281
CosmicSurfer

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crimson View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Hi. Anybody using Comodo firewall? I've looked here and the other software stickies and can't see it mentioned anywhere.
It has a good reputation but is it necessary?
I'm currently using Avast and have been since W7 beta and I've had no problems.

Cheers, John
Comodo Firewall is awful. I used it for awhile a few years back. It's impossible to figure out how to control outgoing apps/processes. It doesn't even seem to be capable of doing it.

Use Avira Antivir Personal for viruses and malware.
Use PCTools, PrivateFirewall, or ZAP for firewall.

Thanks for asking though.
Software to avoid: Anything by Comodo. Their virus profram caused conflicts with Office )7. Their firewall doesn't have anything to block outbound connections.
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05 Nov 2009   #282
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I haven't read all the posts in this thread, so this may be old news:

Earlier versions of Photoshop will not install on 64 bit Windows 7.

This is because the earlier versions have 16 bit installer programs that won't run on a 64 bit operating system.

I know for a fact that Photoshop 4 won't install on 64 bit from personal experience, but it works very well on 32 bit. That's why I am using 32 bit Windows 7.

I think the cutoff is at Photoshop 7--you need a newer version than that, which I think means the CS series. They have 32 bit installers.
This is really meant for current versions that are having compatibility issues.
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05 Nov 2009   #283
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

I don't think Online Armor works for W7-x64.
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05 Nov 2009   #284
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies folks. I'll not bother with Comodo then. In fact I don't really think I need a firewall. I've gotten by without one for years without problems and I've got Avast running constantly.

Cheers, John
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06 Nov 2009   #285
LonePalm

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AUX View Post
I tried to install ZoneAlarm in one of the earlier builds and i had to boot in safe mode uninstall it.
I got my computer yesterday with Windows 7 pre-loaded.

ZoneAlarm was the FIRST thing I loaded. It registered and ran flawlessly.
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06 Nov 2009   #286
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Thanks for the replies folks. I'll not bother with Comodo then. In fact I don't really think I need a firewall. I've gotten by without one for years without problems and I've got Avast running constantly.

Cheers, John
You should definitely get a firewall and use a good 3rd party firewall that isn't affiliated with MS. For safety reasons and for blocking your apps from outbound attempts, you're better off with a good firewall that runs light that no firewall at all. Disable Windows Firewall. Also go to Services, and stop/disable Windows Firewall. . PCToos or PrivateFirewall seem good. Perhaps ZAP.
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07 Nov 2009   #287
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for rereading my post and getting back to me.
I've done as you suggested and installed PCTools firewall (and disabled Windows firewall)
Everything seems good so far and PCTools very configurable and easy to use.

Cheers, John
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07 Nov 2009   #288
LooseJuice

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

So iTunes should not be used? That's interesting cause I have 64 bit iTunes and I've been having problems with Windows Explorer not working properly and I figured it was probably from an incompatible program. I thought it was either AIM 7 or CCleaner but that's interesting that it could be iTunes.
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07 Nov 2009   #289
ciscored

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

avg 9.0 works fine for me
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08 Nov 2009   #290
topcat1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Garmin Mapsource V6.15.7 has a majory memory leak. Memory use went from ~70MB to 1.2GB just sitting inactive for several hours.

V6.13.7 reportedly does not have this problem.
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