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Windows 7: What security setup do you have?

10 Feb 2010   #251
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tatletz View Post
I am with BitDefender Total Security 2010, UAC is on. No problems at all, it doesn't slow my computer and although costly I have complete piece of mind. Before I was using Windows Live One Care as having Vista at the time. Since it's not supported in Windows 7 I decided on BitDefender.
BTW strongly recommend this product, it's considered to be the best on the market.
Windows Live Onecare is dead. Its been replaced by the free Microsoft Security Essentials.


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10 Feb 2010   #252
Tatletz

windows 7 ultimate X64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tatletz View Post
I am with BitDefender Total Security 2010, UAC is on. No problems at all, it doesn't slow my computer and although costly I have complete piece of mind. Before I was using Windows Live One Care as having Vista at the time. Since it's not supported in Windows 7 I decided on BitDefender.
BTW strongly recommend this product, it's considered to be the best on the market.
Windows Live Onecare is dead. Its been replaced by the free Microsoft Security Essentials.

I am just a bit concerned when it comes to "free" products especially antivirus software. There is a reason why one thing is free and other is paid for, but this is a personal choice.
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10 Feb 2010   #253
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tatletz View Post

I am just a bit concerned when it comes to "free" products especially antivirus software. There is a reason why one thing is free and other is paid for, but this is a personal choice.
Some are free for personal use because they either lack a few extra features plus it's great advertising for companies considering purchasing the 'full' versions.

Word of mouth goes a long way.

As for MSE, MS have a reputation to uphold/improve. Good rep = $$$ from Large scale companies.

Having a viable and free A/V that competes with top end 3rd party products, adds to the pros/cons when companies contemplate purchasing / upgrading MS products.
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11 Feb 2010   #254
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Avast 5 Free
UAC Off
Windows Firewall

works for me
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11 Feb 2010   #255
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

KIS2010
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Pro
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08 Jun 2010   #256
infomike

win 7
 
 

Personally I use Microsoft Security Essentials - it has everything I need and is really simple to install. Best of all it's free and from MS. So you know there is reputation on the line.

If you want to see a screen by screen feature set of Security Essentials try: Screen-by-screen Exploration of Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows 7

The installation step by step info can be found here: Installing Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows 7

--cheers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pwr View Post
I was wondering... What kind of security setup does people here use?

I, myself, only have Avira free installed, since my usual firewall of choice - online armor - isn't yet compatible with win 7.
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08 Jun 2010   #257
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Norton IS 2010 (realtime)
Ad-aware Free (on demand) or Malwarebytes (on demand)
UAC off
firefox with all addons disabled
ccleaner
wireless with wpa2
----
had MSE for a while and picked up a google redirect virus
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08 Jun 2010   #258
Blah

Win7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Avast 5
MalwareBytes
Web of Trust
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08 Jun 2010   #259
adverze

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

MSE + Mbam (real time protection)
S&D (browser immunization, teatimer not used, on-demand scan rarely used)
Hitman pro (my on-demand scanner)
Windows firewall with windows 7 firewall control (firewall)

additional security software:
Sandboxie

Prevention really is better than cure when it comes to malwares.

Regular System Image and regular back ups is always recommended.

Ciao!
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09 Jun 2010   #260
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

On access: Avast 5 and MSE!
On demand: Hitman Pro and MBAM.
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