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Windows 7: Is my Laptop protected enough ?

04 Aug 2010   #1
Aran Taylor

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Is my Laptop protected enough ?

Hi,

Im hoping that someone can give me some advice with my current laptop. I don't want my laptop like fort knox filled with every type of program possible :P.

Atm i have Avast Anti-virus and Windows firewall. Possibly windows defender as well but it doesn't show it anywhere.

Basically, can anyone suggest any other programs that i might need to proect my laptop.

Thanks in advance and thanks for taking your time to look at this thread.


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04 Aug 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

This is all you need
Microsoft Security Essentials
Malwarebytes
The Windows Firewall

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

MSE is made for Windows, has small footprint and works great.

Malwarebytes will work great with spyware and the software is free as is MSE
Anything more may cause performace problems.

Edit: More added.
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04 Aug 2010   #3
Aran Taylor

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Ah great I just downloaded malawarebytes.

Anything i need to be aware of with it ? E.g does it simply work in the background like an anti-virus program does ?

Thanks again.
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04 Aug 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

MSE is real time it is always running
Malwarebytes, the free version, you run a scan once a week or so.
Works in the background

Most on the Forum use the two in combination, as do I.

You do not need more than the ones that I mentioned.

You should know the Malwarebytes, the free version, works only when you run a scan, about once a week. It will remove any spyware that it finds, after the scan.
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04 Aug 2010   #5
Aran Taylor

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Awesome

Thank you very much for the help and very quick replies.
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04 Aug 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You are very welcome Aaran. Any other questions about this or any Seven issue, just post. All the members will be glad to help.
Be aware some will come on, possibly, disagreeing, with my advice, saying that they know of better software. I am basing my suggestion on personal experience and that of many posters that I have helped.
You should, also note, that the most important protection is your common sense. There is no software that can replace that.

You do not want too much protection as they can cause BSOD (crash) and slow performance.

http://community.spiceworks.com/prod...ity-essentials
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04 Aug 2010   #7
freaky88

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

rich, malwarebytes isnt made for spyware, supearantispyware will go great with all of them
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04 Aug 2010   #8
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

MalwareBytes is for all types of malware, including spyware. I've personally seen it remove spyware from different computers.
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04 Aug 2010   #9
freaky88

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 



you can still add superantispyware for max protection
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04 Aug 2010   #10
Aran Taylor

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Won't having both of them make conflictions ?

I've always been told not to have 2 anti-viruses etc.
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