What else should I add to my security setup?

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  1. Posts : 29
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
       #1

    What else should I add to my security setup?


    Right now I have:
    avast! Free Antivirus
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free
    SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
    CCleaner (really not a security application)

    What else do you guys recommend I use, or do I really not need anything else? I am using Windows 7 Firewall because I feel that's all I really need.
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  2. Posts : 345
    7 ultimate x64
       #2

    Looks fine to me, I'm using MSE, MBAM free, peerblock & a hosts file. No issues at all.
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  3. Posts : 117
    Win 7 64 premium
       #3

    Noxiide said:
    Right now I have:
    avast! Free Antivirus
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free
    SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
    CCleaner (really not a security application)

    What else do you guys recommend I use, or do I really not need anything else? I am using Windows 7 Firewall because I feel that's all I really need.
    Sandboxie
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  4. Posts : 1,039
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
       #4

    Everything looks good you can also try using PeerBlock
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  5. Posts : 117
    Win 7 64 premium
       #5

    With Avast & MBAM SAS is somewhat redundant.
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  6. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #6

    Redundant is good. I call it layered protection. No one product does it all. One other thing to add is common sense used by the person using the computer. That is all important. I have chosen MSE, Windows built in firewall, MAM, SAS. I check for updates several times a day and run complete scans with all programs 2 to 3 time a week.
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  7. JMH
    Posts : 7,952
    Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
       #7

    Noxiide said:
    Right now I have:
    avast! Free Antivirus
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free
    SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
    CCleaner (really not a security application)

    What else do you guys recommend I use, or do I really not need anything else? I am using Windows 7 Firewall because I feel that's all I really need.
    Have you a router firewall?
    That would add another layer of security.

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  8. Posts : 19,383
    Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64
       #8

    Layback Bear said:
    Redundant is good. I call it layered protection.
    +1.
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  9. Posts : 117
    Win 7 64 premium
       #9

    The chances SAS will pick up something that MBAM and Avast wont is somewhat remote odds. Sandboxie (keeping things out) would be a better bet then another on demand (its too late i should have added Sandboxie) remote odds scanner. If i was going to add another on demand scanner it would be Emsisoft or HMP
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  10. Posts : 7,781
    Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
       #10

    Running the occasional scan with on demand scanners wouldn't hurt either (unless it conflict's with your current AV). As Layback Bear mentioned, a layered approach is a good one as not one single AV/Malware program gets everything.

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