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Windows 7: Recommend a good free internet security program please

15 Oct 2010   #21
soho1

 

Microsoft Security Essentials. This product has definitely raised Microsoft's reputation with users.


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16 Oct 2010   #22
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Just a little feedback ....

I've installed MSE on 5 of the silver surfers so far (still got quite a few to go) but so far so good. Haven't heard a peep from them yet, they all seem pretty happy.

2 morrow gonna try and install it on 10+ pc's at the old age home up the road. Might get a bit of a caffeine rush as they always pump me full of the stuff whenever I visit but they are a great bunch and we always have a good laugh.

Thanks once again for all the replies

Nick
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16 Oct 2010   #23
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You deserve a REP just for helping the Silver Surfer's. I have to spread the goods around but will catch you when I can rep you!
That is really nice of you to help those folks.
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16 Oct 2010   #24
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
You deserve a REP just for helping the Silver Surfer's.
I agree...and done.

~Maxx~
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16 Oct 2010   #25
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
You deserve a REP just for helping the Silver Surfer's. I have to spread the goods around but will catch you when I can rep you!
That is really nice of you to help those folks.
+2. I agree.
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16 Oct 2010   #26
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
You deserve a REP just for helping the Silver Surfer's.
+3. I also agree and done!
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16 Oct 2010   #27
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Nick, please install Spyware Blaster on those machines too. It's "pro-active" but it does need to be updated to work against 'drive-by malware'. (update weekly or monthly)
Once updated, always check "enable all protection".
SpywareBlaster® | Prevent spyware and malware. Free download.

Tutorial Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware, Hijackers, and Malware
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16 Oct 2010   #28
madtownidiot

 

If you want a good all around free internet security suite Comodo Internet Security is currently the most effective available option, but it's still not very easy to set up correctly. For people with serious pebkac problems, (Silver surfers of above average intelligence but a lack of computer sense and failing memory usually belong in that category), I install CIS and configure it using the built in administrator account, password protect it after applying a policy that blocks downloads from unsigned vendors, disable the admin acct from a local login. Then tell them if they can't get to a site they're trying to go to it's because the AV detected something wrong about the page.. None of the computers I've installed comodo to in this manner have come back except for unrelated issues even though I've been getting a steadily increasing customer base. Apparently it's working pretty well.
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16 Oct 2010   #29
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Another new feature that Comodo 2011 now features is malware domain filtering using the COMODO SecureDNS service. This should appeal to everyone concerned with having a safer online experience including the Silver Surfers which means while browsing the internet, if you are about to browse a known malware site, SecureDNS will inform you before proceeding.

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17 Oct 2010   #30
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks all for the rep, that was very kind of you.

@Jacee

Thanks for the link I will try it out when I go back to see them all.

@madtownidiot

Thanks for the info. I initially was going to use Comodo, but after a bit of testing and the suggestions I've received here I've decided to go with MSE.
It doesn't seem to be to as recourse hungry as Comodo, (some of the pc's are hand me downs and are quite small) plus it doesn't need much user intervention which is very important as some of older groups do very basic e-mail and internet browsing ... and quite allot of on-line bingo

But thanks again everyone, you really are a great bunch.
Seven Forums truly is a great place to hang out and has some fantastic members

+rep to sevenforums

Nick
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