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Windows 7: Internet Security

08 Aug 2011   #1
nimmz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Internet Security

Hello World!
I am nimmz..I am using an old PC that's a P4 Processor with 2.8ghz of speed and 1.0 GB of Ram and 120GB of HDD.
Now i just bought windows 7 ultimate DVD...and installed it...my system is working soo fine but now i want to get a protection software..please suggest me some softwares that can protect me from intrusions and other threats.., .THat help will highly b appreciated...!



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08 Aug 2011   #2
Athene

 

Hi nimmz,

This is no consensus on which is the ideal antivirus software - there's a thread devoted to that specific topic over here :-) However - and this is only my personal opinion - I am very happy with Norton Internet Security 2011 (Norton 2012 will probably be released in another few weeks). It is very light on the computer resources (the Norton programs were re-written from scratch starting with the 2009 products) and Norton offers very good support, especially if you go to the free user-to-user Norton Community forums if you have a question.
Whichever antivirus software you decide to install in the end, always make sure that your computer fulfils the minimum system requirements - you can find them over here for Norton Internet Security (under the "System Requirements" tab).

Again, this is just my own opinion - there will definitely be more opinions and suggestions coming along in this thread soon :-) It's aways important to do a lot of reading and research; asking for opinions is already a good idea (although getting different opinions can be confusing sometimes ;-) ); reading reviews and information is also very helpful. You can also a trial version of the antivirus software which interests you - just remember to by all means remove it with the vendor's removal tool if you don't want to stick with it and try out another antivirus program (do not try out too many as this can slow down the computer sometimes).

Since you upgraded to Windows 7 and did not buy a new computer (which usually comes loaded with preinstalled software), it looks like you won't have to remove any preinstalled antivirus software. If there is any preinstalled antivirus software, it is strongly recommended that you use the vendor's removal tool (available on the vendor's website) to uninstall it cleanly before installing new antivirus software.

As an extra layer of protection, I also suggest that you install an on-demand (=non-realtime) protection program like Malwarebytes free version, which is very popular with users. Just remember that you have to update it manually, since it has no realtime/auto-update function.

And finally, caution/wariness is also an important layer of protection.
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08 Aug 2011   #3
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I think that with Norton computer will be slowly. He has only 1GB of ram,and slow cpu.
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08 Aug 2011   #4
Athene

 

One of my family members also has just 1 GB of RAM and an even slower processor, and the computer still runs smoothly; I guess nimmz could install the trial version of the antivirus program s/he is interested in and just see how it goes :-)
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08 Aug 2011   #5
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hm..Maybe. When I was using NIS on a slower computer that mine,I feel that it was not running good.
Also to the OP,you can try Microsoft Security Essentials.
Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials
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08 Aug 2011   #6
Athene

 

The whole search for the antivirus program which best suits one's needs is a big trial in itself :-D
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09 Aug 2011   #7
7mm

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nimmz View Post
Hello World!
I am nimmz..I am using an old PC that's a P4 Processor with 2.8ghz of speed and 1.0 GB of Ram and 120GB of HDD.
Now i just bought windows 7 ultimate DVD...and installed it...my system is working soo fine but now i want to get a protection software..please suggest me some softwares that can protect me from intrusions and other threats.., .THat help will highly b appreciated...!
Hi there "nimmz", WelCome to Seven Forums. I'm little surprised to hear that Windows 7 running on Pentium 4 machine. Not because how slow it is, but how old it is. Windows 7 DON'T support 845 chipsets, unless you're running higher chipset compatible with your 2.8GHz Pentium!

Anyway..... back to main topic, Since memory & older architecture is an issue here along with running Windows 7 side by side, I'd suggest installing setup listed below...

1. Avast Antivirus Free 6.0 (Using about 5 MB memory )
2. Malwarebytes AntiMalware (FREE mode - for secondary scanner )
3. PC Tools Firewall Plus (Just in case you're not happy with Windows default & left with more memory to give away )

Good Luck and stay safe, CHEERS!
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09 Aug 2011   #8
nimmz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

well every one thanks for participating..
I just need your opinions about MSE microsoft security essential ...IS IT ENOUGH?
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09 Aug 2011   #9
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well for me it's good. If you know what sites/files you're opening every antivirus is good. )
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09 Aug 2011   #10
nimmz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

well....I also do on-line transaction. will it save my credentials from hackers?
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