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Windows 7: Looking to Change Security

24 Apr 2011   #1
sablegsd

7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Looking to Change Security

Hi guys, I have been using Kaspersky for about 3 years, very happy with it.
However, like most everyone in this poor economy, I am finding it hard to justify nearly $100 for my computer.

I know there is a built in system, called Defender, right? I have also read about Microsoft Security Essentials. Will either or both of these keep me plugging along without a major implosion?

Thanks for any input. I haven't really paid attention to whatever free third party security systems are available.


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24 Apr 2011   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Windows Defender is a part of MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials). Many here use MSE, and it is highly rated. I use the free Avast! (as do many others). I would recommend both as not only free alternatives, but excellent AV programs. Add the free, on demand, antimalware scanners MalwareBytes and SuperAntispyware, and you have excellent protection for free. A Guy

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24 Apr 2011   #3
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

I strongly recommend a full suite for more protection. Microsoft Security Essentials provides basic protection only. MSE won't protect you against most online threats
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24 Apr 2011   #4
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Kaspersky is much cheaper at Amazon and other places.
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24 Apr 2011   #5
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

Mse - Comodo D+ - Sandboxie will give you suite performance, and is free.
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24 Apr 2011   #6
AussieGuy92

 
 

do what i did get Avast free version (latest one is only missing the firewall option and something else, includes a sandbox and webchecker) and purchase the pro version of malwarebytes (wont conflict either) it comes with a lifetime licence its a one off fee search google for a 5% off code its about then $20. it that simple protection for your computer for ever for less then $30. sounds good right? you will save hundred and prob thousands in money.
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24 Apr 2011   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Some one please point me to a site that explains this.
MSE won't protect you against most online threats. What I have been reading MSE ranks right up their with big boys paid for versions.
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24 Apr 2011   #8
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Some one please point me to a site that explains this.
MSE won't protect you against most online threats. What I have been reading MSE ranks right up their with big boys paid for versions.
Install MSE in a VM and just go to untrusted websites, just try to inject threats and see the results. I personally saw MSE missing malware in such cases where the user downloads a lot of files coming from unverified sources :) MSE won't protect you against online attacks.
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24 Apr 2011   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Just I can understand correctly. MSE doesn't work well when using VM.
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24 Apr 2011   #10
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Just I can understand correctly. MSE doesn't work well when using VM.
It works perfectly in VMs :)
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