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Windows 7: Do I need a Suite?

28 Aug 2010   #1
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Do I need a Suite?

I don't need Anti-Spam or System Utilities. I'm currently using KIS2k11, and I'm just wondering if I need the Suite, or am I better off using something like Avast.


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28 Aug 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Echo,

A great free option would be to use Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). It provides real-time protection for your computer that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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28 Aug 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I truly believe and many members here do, also.
Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes and a good firewall

Good protection, free, and as a member of the BSOD squad, it has never caused a BSOD, that the squad knows about. We have seen plenty of AntiVirus related BSODs
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28 Aug 2010   #4
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I will add that we have seen plenty of security suite related BSOD's. To answer your question, you most definitely do not need a suite. Rich's suggestion is spot on.
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28 Aug 2010   #5
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Anti-Virus:

These two are the most recommended

Firewalls:
  • Windows Firewall
  • Comodo Firewall (link) - Free
  • Online Armor (link) - Free/Paid
  • PC Tools Firewall (link) - Free
  • Outpost Firewall (link) - Paid


Extra Security:
  • MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (link) - Free/Paid
  • SuperAntiSpyware (link) - Free/Paid
  • Hitman Pro (link) - Paid
  • Sandboxie (link) - Free/paid

TBH, i don't see the need for paid as there's great freebies but some still do believe in paid products..now if you search for things you shouldn't, visit dodgy sites and what not you're asking for it. using the recommended software these people in this forum and in this thread by the way.

I have not been infected since Nov 22 of last year(date of PC bought) and still counting.
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28 Aug 2010   #6
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

What do you run Nem
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28 Aug 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Nem, this is a good list. But I would take AVG off. I had a terrible experience with it - 6 systems of my computer club infected despite AVG. And they were triple booted XP/Vista/Win7. Took a week to fix it.
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28 Aug 2010   #8
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I truly believe and many members here do, also.
Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes and a good firewall
Yepperz, that's a good combo. I've seen MSE catch things that the "paid" AV's don't.
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28 Aug 2010   #9
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I noticed that in order to get Wi-Fi protection, which is what I use I need to buy Comodo. Is there a free alternative?
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28 Aug 2010   #10
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
What do you run Nem
I'm with everyone else, i did use Avast but not anymore. I use MSE along with malwarebytes, comodo firewall and SuperAntiSpyware, i'm not saying use all this but along with MSE and extra get Malwarebytes.
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