What security setup do you have?

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    Hi IggyAZ

    If McAfee works for you then continue to use it. As you are using antivirus software to protect your pc i would recommend that you uninstall McAfee and install a different antivirus every few months and perform a full system scan, then uninstall it and go back to McAfee if that is what you like to use.

    This way you can check if McAfee is really protecting your PC and remove any nasties its missed as no antivirus software is 100%.
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  2. jav
    Posts : 713
    Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1

    IggyAZ said:
    I just read most of the messages here and you and I seem to be the only ones using McAfee Suite. I have tried most of the most popular ones but seems to me that McAfee is lighter and protects me 100% and I have been using it for about a year.
    I also leave my UAC ON but no router here.
    Yeah, I noticed it aswell.
    But I still believe on McAfee, and Think it's better then most free AVs.
    According to AV-comparatives it has great Detection and Malware removal rate.
    But it is slightly worse on proactive defence, but there helps my defencewall.

    So proactive defence Defencewall;
    Detection and removal McAfee with Malwarebytes AM.

    But still we can check it as stew2 said.
    Or doing online AV scans like ESSET online or Kaspersky online every month or so.
    So far Mcafee does his job for me. :)
    Last edited by jav; 06 Dec 2009 at 11:26.
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  3. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Pro, Ubuntu 10.04, OSX 10.6.4

    I use Avast Anti-Virus Free Edition and Comodo Free Firewall. I also have CCleaner and Malwarebyte Anti-Malware installed. In previous XP installs I use to run Spybot Search and Destroy also but decided not to in my Windows 7 setup, as it would be too much imo (make computer run slower).
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  4. Posts : 196
    Windows 7 / Windows 8.1

    Active Protection:
    Norton Internet Security 2010
    IOBit Security 360 Pro

    Passive Protection:
    SUPERAntiSpyware Free Addition
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  5. Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Home Premium Edition

    Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows firewall....that's it.
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  6. Posts : 28
    Windows Seven - Ultimate (x64)

    jamest1945 said:
    Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows firewall....that's it.
    I am also using that. Works just fine... But seriously, the true security is your knowledge.

    Without that, you'd get billions of attacks each day!
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  7. Posts : 238
    7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon

    I use:
    Microsoft Security Essentials (I have no CoH for proprietary AV solutions)
    Spybot Search & Destroy
    UAC (which I never turn off; I can deal with a few popups better than I can with 300 viruses)
    FireFox 3.5 and all its latest security plugins
    my brain

    Most malware can be stopped with just a little common sense - don't go to risky websites, examine & scan downloaded files before opening them, watch for hidden executables, etc. I've never had a virus in twelve years of computing and I don't intend to start.
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  8. Posts : 22
    Win 7 Home Prem 64 bit

    Machine 1 (W7 64 bit)

    Microsoft Security Essentials (wanted to see how well it worked.. so far so good)
    Windows 7 firewall with Windows 7 Firewall Control
    Spybot Search and Destroy

    Machine 2 (W7 64 bit)
    Same as above, except AVG free in place of MSE.
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  9. Posts : 22
    gdbvf ds

    jamest1945 said:
    Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows firewall....that's it.
    That's what I have got plus Malwarebyt and SuperAntiSpyware
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  10. Posts : 5
    w7 x64 rc

    Desktop: w7 firewall, avast home - have been using it for years, reliable and free of charge
    Laptop: w7 firewall, MSE

    Plus a virtual machine for pages with...
    And soon I am going to get a router so a hw firewall as well.
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