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Windows 7: Is 2011 and Im installing a new system whats the best Security Suite?

30 Jul 2011   #11
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

Ok thanks, is there a way to just clean everything settings wise (reset all to default and than set this up?. I have been playing with it for a while now and feel like Im just messing things up. Way to confusing.


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30 Jul 2011   #12
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Which is the best AV? How long is a piece of string?
Opinions vary.

Eset is well respected.
If you have used Eset for years, you are generally comfortable with it & it has done all that is required why change? "If it ain't broke why fix it?"

"Many variables go in to one being 'better' than another.
These include: detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system." { with thanks to my friend Chris.}

I would recommend you stay with what you are familiar with.
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30 Jul 2011   #13
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

Well I want to use something else I have had some issues over the last year with a new pc build and EST constant crashing my Nvidia drivers (99% sure) I was thinkin Norton now but I feel like that an old program and now its been surpassed?
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30 Jul 2011   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Perhaps this page will help you understand and configure Comodo
How to Install Comodo Firewall

I played with Comodo a few times, but always uninstall it, as I find it confusing and annoying and somewhat hard to configure. The Windows firewall is sufficient for me.
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30 Jul 2011   #15
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Dorfdad,

here is what I use and it serves me well

on my win 7 box:
Malwarebytes Pro (best $25 I ever spent)
Comodo Antivirus (free version 5.5.xxxxxx)
Windows 7 firewall

on my XP Pro box:
Malwarebytes Pro
Comodo CIS (free version 3.14.xxxx) for antivirus and firewall
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30 Jul 2011   #16
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorfdad View Post
Well I want to use something else I have had some issues over the last year with a new pc build and EST constant crashing my Nvidia drivers (99% sure) I was thinkin Norton now but I feel like that an old program and now its been surpassed?
I would doubt that Eset was the sole cause of the issues you mention above.
You might consider addressing " these issues" in the appropriate part of this Forum.

FYI - Quite a few Anti Virus programs have been implicated in BSOD's.
The generic advice we give is to uninstall them.....
Norton is one such culprit.


{Disclaimer I don't use Eset & would not use Norton.}
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01 Aug 2011   #17
Warlockz

7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Sorry I was late to reply, been very busy.

Comodo Internet Security 5 is basically set up for you, but their are some features a user must set to fit their needs, I use the "Comodo Proactive Security" mode, Right click the comodo icon in your hidden icons tray, go to Configuration and select Comodo Proactive Security, another thing you will want to tweak is the Stealth ports wizard, and Firewall Behavior Settings so you can select how you want your firewall to react, you can access these settings under Firewall on the Comodo GUI, all other settings are pretty much self explanatory, or you can read threw the users guide for more of an understanding about what these settings do....

I thought it to be a bit confusing myself when I started using Comodo almost 2 years ago, but they really have improved and simplified things in v5 that were confusing for new users in earlier versions, I would rather learn how to use something I can rely on then continue to use something that can leave me vulnerable to unknown threats!

anyways The Comodo Forums are also full of advice and help to any of your questions regarding Comodo, from users who live and breath Comodo, I would start here in the Guides Section, for a quick reference to many questions new Comodo users may have.
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03 Aug 2011   #18
Athene

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorfdad View Post
Well I want to use something else I have had some issues over the last year with a new pc build and EST constant crashing my Nvidia drivers (99% sure) I was thinkin Norton now but I feel like that an old program and now its been surpassed?
Hi Dorfdad,
Starting with the 2009 products, Norton has been totally overhauled and reprogrammed, resulting in a very new experience ;-) Norton has become very fast and is a powerful but quiet software which runs silently in the background. It has a nice Silent Mode feature if you're a gamer, too.

Many people still have negative memories from the time when Norton was known as a so-called resource hog and used to cause trouble during installations or upgrading to the next version or switching to another antivirus program. I remember that Norton Internet Security 2007 used to slow down my computer and make it heat up whenever it performed a LiveUpdate...Now I've got NIS 2011 it is very light on the computer resources.

This is no longer the case, and you can have a sneak peek at the upcoming Norton 2012 products over here. This is simply my opinion and experience, and the final decision is, of course, up to you :-)
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05 Aug 2011   #19
7mm

Windows 7 Pro. 64 Bit + Back|Track 5 (Both Updated)
 
 

Hi there, sure Comodo IS will do a great job, but you'll need to get used to it's 'Asking too many' habits. I also agree with - NOT to change what you've been comfortable with. Norton IS and, an all new Bitdefender IS are darn good choices too.
If and ONLY if you're not happy to go with Comodo IS, then I'd suggest a FREE, yet powerful alternative (I use it at home, with gaming) named Outpost Security Suite - (Outpost Security Suite FREE*— The first Free Complete Internet Security Suite). It barely ask questions, as it takes over the system in learning mode straight away. You'll need to register for 1 year use, it's completely free as I already mentioned. Hope you have enough options here to choose from, Stay safe & play well GAMER, CHEERS!
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05 Aug 2011   #20
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Why not try Panda Cloud AV? ...along with Hitman Pro, MBAM Free with Comodo firewall. That to me is a very light setup. If you don't download random crap from the internet...then your golden.
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