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Windows 7: What security setup do you have?

11 Aug 2009   #11
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

windows firewall, uac, spybot, malware bytes, MSE.


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11 Aug 2009   #12
Orbital Shark

 
 

Windows Firewall, UAC, Avast! Pro (paid for)....

I'm a firm believer that the UAC does more than just protect you from web threats. Just imagine somehow deleting a file that is needed to get your system booted up, nightmare..... Not that I would, 15 years working with PC's has made me 'virtually' immune to screw ups

I say virtually because in the 'Virtual' world I created in my head i can do no wrong LOL
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11 Aug 2009   #13
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

indeed shark, uac has its uses as you said.
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11 Aug 2009   #14
The Blessed One

 

Guys I have a software firewall built-in to my router (netgear wg614). It has packet filtering.

Is this firewall all I need? Or should I leave the Norton Internet Security 2009 firewall on my PC turned on?

Edit: I will of course leave the other features (antivirus etc... tuned on, just need advice on the firewall).

Thanks,

Blessed One.
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11 Aug 2009   #15
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Blessed One View Post
Guys I have a software firewall built-in to my router (netgear wg614). It has packet filtering.

Is this firewall all I need? Or should I leave the Norton Internet Security 2009 firewall on my PC turned on?

Edit: I will of course leave the other features (antivirus etc... tuned on, just need advice on the firewall).

Thanks,

Blessed One.
If the router firewall is capable enough to do what Norton/Windows firewall does then I would leave it as it is.

I would, however, read up on the 'exact' capabilities of the router just for piece of mind more than anything.
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11 Aug 2009   #16
jasjeet

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

UAC off, Windows Firewall, Avira Premium Secuirty Suite (No firewall, Mail guard or Rescue installed with Avira)
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11 Aug 2009   #17
bala7

Windows 7 64 bit Build 7600 RTM
 
 

Im using avast professional Edition with windows firewall and UAC disabled... Its been working great for me for years.(Pls dont use Norton Gamer Edition 2009, it spoiled my system completely once!!)
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11 Aug 2009   #18
Crypto

Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP
 
 

Norton Internet Security 2010 beta and Microsoft Security Essentials in two different Machines,

Guys can some one answer me,
I have a Router, and on the PC that im running MSE has no firewall(except Windows default)
So Whats better, should i go to a Security suite with Internet Security or am I safe with MSE + my router + Windows Firewall ?
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11 Aug 2009   #19
TGSoldier

 
 

UAC off, Windows Firewall, Malwarebyte, SuperAntiSpyware

*points to sig*



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crypto View Post
So Whats better, should i go to a Security suite with Internet Security or am I safe with MSE + my router + Windows Firewall ?

IMO, you're good with MSE + your router + Firewall.
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11 Aug 2009   #20
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Eset Nod32 AV, Windows 7 Firewall, Windows UAC, and a nice secure password guarded router =)
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