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Windows 7: How much layered security?

02 Dec 2010   #11
the dummy

7 premium 64
 
 

Ive decided to keep mse, sandboxie, returnil, superantispyware, malwarebytes, seven firewall, uac, and surf from my guest account only. I figure it doesnt really matter what a/v, firewall or browser i use since nothing seems to be able to get past sandboxie and returnil anyways, so i might as well use the a/v and browser which intergrates with win 7 64 the best .


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02 Dec 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You forgot the most important layer - and that is imaging. Have a look here:

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...trategies.html

Imaging with free Macrium
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03 Dec 2010   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

and also, simply avoid adult sites, torrent and warez sites, p2p apps, and keygens/cracks. Keep away from that stuff, and 98% of your issues go away.
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03 Dec 2010   #14
the dummy

7 premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You forgot the most important layer - and that is imaging. Have a look here:

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...trategies.html

Imaging with free Macrium
I do have restore points, is this enough?
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03 Dec 2010   #15
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

I would recommend you have a look at imaging, it is very simple to set up & use. I have restored to images numerous times without any problems on Windows Seven, Vista & XP i have always found System restore problematic & most times ended in a clean install.

There are a number of imaging options available, i was introduced to Macrium and been very happy with it that i have never had a reason to look at other options but the choices are yours
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03 Dec 2010   #16
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

ThreatFire made my PC freeze, had to uninstall it.
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03 Dec 2010   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by the dummy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You forgot the most important layer - and that is imaging. Have a look here:

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...trategies.html

Imaging with free Macrium
I do have restore points, is this enough?
The system restore facility of windows has always been "capricious", to say the least. I would not bet my life on it. Plus, any well written virus can disable it and then you are stuck.
Restoring from an image on the other hand runs completely independent from the operating system (off-line so to speak) and cannot be compromised by any outside source.
The reason I recommend Macrium for the task is because I found Macrium to be one of the easiest imaging programs around. But there are fine other options - you may just need a bit longer to understand their mode of operation.
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03 Dec 2010   #18
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
Kaspersky (as far as I know) has either done a TREMENDOUS job, or I haven't done enough to give myself a virus. I almost WANT a virus just to see if Kaspersky is actually doing it's job lol.
Try running all of the test viruses and spyware from Eicar and Spycar.

eicar | THE ANTI-VIRUS OR ANTI-MALWARE TEST FILE

Welcome to Spycar

If your current anti-malware programs don't detect and/or block these test files (especially the .zip files and https files from Eicar) then you might want to reconsider your choice of programs.
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03 Dec 2010   #19
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Kaspersky won't even let me onto eicar and it won't let me download Spycar.


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03 Dec 2010   #20
marsmimar

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Looks like Kaspersky is doing its job!
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