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Windows 7: Windows Defender & Others

28 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
Windows Defender & Others


I am setting up my new lappy and planning what spyware/antivirus to use.

I use Avira Antivir personal (free version) and have for a long time and am really happy with it.

I am thinking about installing Spybot and Malwarebytes as well. My question is firstly, does this sound good to you guys and secondly should I be running Windows Defender real time as well? I have read that running all these at the same time can cause conflicts.

I feel you can have too much going on at the same time so my lappy wont know its arse from its head lol.

Would be greatful for any advise, thanks

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28 Jul 2011   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

*Asking for an opinion may result in confusion as many differing ones will be given.

Please consider -
* Microsoft Security Essentials.
It is free. A lot of people use & recommend it here

* I would also recommend the free version of SuperAntiSpyWare. | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!

* SpywareBlaster { free} runs happily in the background offering great protection.
Read about it -
SpywareBlaster® | Prevent spyware and malware. Free download.

* Remember to include in your protection a Firewall too.

* IMHO Defender can be overlooked.

* Your new lappy will probably come preinstalled with an Anti Virus.
Should you NOT wish to use it then it needs to be uninstalled { via the Manufacturers uninstall tool} before downloading the AV of your own choice.
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29 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home 64 bit

Thank you JMH
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