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Windows 7: What security setup do you have?

11 Aug 2009   #31
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Norton 2010 free trial and intend to change to Kaspersky when that expires (which I am running on another computer and pretty happy). Any opinions on Kaspersky? Nobody listed it. After that free trial expires I have a free copy of Panda. Yes, I am cheap... But I have been out of trouble so far.
Also, I see several people listing MSE. Are you all one of the chosen 75,000 or is there still ways to get it from MS? I don't want to get it somewhere else, who knows what is in there.


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11 Aug 2009   #32
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

UAC disabled
ESET NOD32 AntiVirus V4 (Probably the MOST used antivirus on theses forums)
Windows Firewall
Thats all you really need, but I do a monthly scan with Malwarebytes and SUPERantispyware
EDIT: Also use Web of Trust Firefox addon. Noscript is annoying as HELL and worthless IMO. Common seance is also ftw
EDIT AGAIN: Sorry to mention, I use COMODO SecureDNS. Love it. Blocks your connection from connecting to bad host ex: host with malware
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11 Aug 2009   #33
Taliseian

Win 7 SP1
 
 

ESET NOD32 64bit
Windows Firewall
UAC Enabled
Behind a Router
...and of course, good old common sense...


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11 Aug 2009   #34
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

I have Forefront + Avast and Malwarebytes on manual Scan + Win Firewall + UAC on my Server PC...
and on my Laptop i have nothing (well execpt Win Firewall and UAC...) ...
all behind routers (with NAT enabled...)
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11 Aug 2009   #35
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Norton 2010 free trial and intend to change to Kaspersky when that expires (which I am running on another computer and pretty happy). Any opinions on Kaspersky? Nobody listed it. After that free trial expires I have a free copy of Panda. Yes, I am cheap... But I have been out of trouble so far.
Also, I see several people listing MSE. Are you all one of the chosen 75,000 or is there still ways to get it from MS? I don't want to get it somewhere else, who knows what is in there.
I use Kaspersky Internet Security since KIS 7. I have now KIS 9 (2010) and before I was using Norton NIS. Never had a problem with this two.
Kaspersky is the best right now and NIS 2010 coming right after since they made it better on resources consumption. Go for Kaspersky(KIS), it has everything you need in security.
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11 Aug 2009   #36
AlexT2889

Windows 7™ Home Premium x64/Sony PS3 XrossMediaBar™ FW 3.30/Sony PSP XrossMediaBar™ FW 6.20
 
 

I use:

Router:

Belkin Router Firewall

WiFi Security:

WPA/WPA2-Personal Security Mode
WPA2-PSK w/ AES Encryption
Broadcast SSID Disabled
MAC Address Filtering Enabled
OpenDNS Security

Windows 7:

Windows Firewall (Advanced Settings) Domain>Public = Inbound/Outbound Enabled
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 AV/Spyware
UAC Enabled (Default)
SpywareBlaster 4.2
OpenDNS Security
Internet Explorer 8 (SmartScreen Filter Enabled)

Windows XP:

Windows Firewall
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 AV/Spyware
SpywareBlaster 4.2
OpenDNS Security
Firefox 3.5.2 (AdBlock Plus)

My machine is lean, mean and non-bloated with 3rd party crap
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11 Aug 2009   #37
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Physical Network
  • Linksys router with NAT firewall
Windows Hosts
  • Windows Firewall
  • UAC
  • AVG (mine) and Avast (wife)
  • Adaware and Spybot S&D (on occasion)
  • Use Linux VM (puppy)for any questionable web surfing
  • CCCleaner (on occasion)
  • Firefox with most scripting turned off
Linux hosts
  • iptables enabled
Wireless Security
  • WPA2 key
  • SSID not broadcast
  • MAC address filter enabled
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12 Aug 2009   #38
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

- UAC disabled.
- Windows Firewall disabled.

- ESET Smart Security 64-bit.
- ThreatFire Beta 64-bit.
- Malwarebytes.
- Super AntiSpyware.

Watch...and I'll be wiped out by a virus tomorrow.
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13 Aug 2009   #39
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Im using avast home on my pc. runs fast but the only problem is that interface. I was thinking of going for the free edition on avira. But the issue on that is the pop up window everytime you update the database i was reading. Should i switch?
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14 Aug 2009   #40
hdfrango

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F1FAN View Post
Im using avast home on my pc. runs fast but the only problem is that interface. I was thinking of going for the free edition on avira. But the issue on that is the pop up window everytime you update the database i was reading. Should i switch?
if the pop up is really an issue for you, you might want to check this out:

How to Remove the Popup Ads in Avira Antivir - wikiHow

Steps for Windows 7 :

  1. Go to Administrative Tools > Local security policy or type "local security policy" in start menu search.
  2. right Click on Software Restriction Policy > Create new restriction policy.
  3. right click on additional rules > new path rule in Software Restriction Policy.
  4. Click Browse and navigate to C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\ and double-click avnotify.exe.
  5. Set the security level to Disallowed.
  6. Click apply and OK.


as for this thread, I should be posting my current security setup soon
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