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Windows 7: Is my Laptop protected enough ?

04 Aug 2010   #21
antharr

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
+1 for SAS ( SUPERAntiSpyware.com | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware! ). Works great.

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Won't having both of them make conflictions ?

I've always been told not to have 2 anti-viruses etc.
SAS and Malwarebytes are scanners. They do not conflict with MSE. You can even run Avast and MSE together. They have been tested together. Question is whether that makes sense.
That has always been overkill IMO and tends to slow your machine down. I have 4 GB of RAM and can feel the impact of running more than one real time app. BUT...there again, it is whatever works for a particular user.


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04 Aug 2010   #22
SevenNerd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I use no antivirus, no firewall, (I have router) and no windows defender. The best protection starts and the keyboard and mouse of the user in my opinion and if I have to get rid of some malware/virus, which I havent goten in over a year now I will only use MBAM.
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04 Aug 2010   #23
antharr

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevenNerd View Post
I use no antivirus, no firewall, (I have router) and no windows defender. The best protection starts and the keyboard and mouse of the user in my opinion and if I have to get rid of some malware/virus, which I havent goten in over a year now I will only use MBAM.
You are absolutely right in that assessment but some users are not comfortable running bare like that. I can and have but I feel more comfortable with my apps installed. Besides if my wife uses my laptop I like that extra layer of protection there. Better safe than sorry.
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04 Aug 2010   #24
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

You are either extremely lucky, or have a lot of rootkits, bots, and other dangerous Malware.
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04 Aug 2010   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Speaking of best protection: I suggest everybody use imaging. I take an automatic image every morning at boot time. That protects me better than anything because I can always bail myself out. I happen to use free Macrium, but there are more good options.
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04 Aug 2010   #26
antharr

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
You are either extremely lucky, or have a lot of rootkits, bots, and other dangerous Malware.
This all depends on the user's experience and what the machine is actually used for. It can be done. I wouldn't recommend it by any means but not impossible.
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04 Aug 2010   #27
antharr

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Speaking of best protection: I suggest everybody use imaging. I take an automatic image every morning at boot time. That protects me better than anything because I can always bail myself out. I happen to use free Macrium, but there are more good options.
And I always agree with you on this. Macirum could very well be my favorite piece of freeware out there.
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04 Aug 2010   #28
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Speaking of best protection: I suggest everybody use imaging. I take an automatic image every morning at boot time. That protects me better than anything because I can always bail myself out. I happen to use free Macrium, but there are more good options.
I was just coming here to say something about this. I, personally, don't use imaging (I've heard claims that it can back-up viruses like system restore does), but I have spent a lot of time backing up all my personal files, my themes, the installers for my drivers, the user data for my browser (history, add-ons, themes, bookmarks, etc.) and the installers for my AV programs. I even have an image of my 7 DVD on my external HDD just in case. Having to reinstall or having a HDD fail on me (had a drive replaced a month ago, reinstalled night before last) hardly phases me when it takes an hour after install to get everything exactly as it was before. Really, its up to the user how they back-up their stuff. What matters is actually doing it. It saves a lot of time when something goes wrong and nothing gets rid of malware like a clean install.
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04 Aug 2010   #29
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Try Win Patrol. It makes an image. Get a virus etc. It notifies and you can tell it to go back via the image. It does not make a copy of the virus, unless you approve the change.

http://www.winpatrol.com/
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04 Aug 2010   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Try Win Patrol. It makes an image. Get a virus etc. It notifies and you can tell it to go back via the image. It does not make a copy of the virus, unless you approve the change.

BillP Studios - WinPatrol 18
Rich, how does WinPatrol make an image. I know you can backup the settings to Program files (x86) > BillP Studios folder. But I wonder where I find the imaging. I have WinPatrol Pro.
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