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Windows 7: What security setup do you have?

29 Aug 2011   #421
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

One resident AV and one on-demand scanner should suffice. But you dont have to believe me.


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29 Aug 2011   #422
gautam7

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
One resident AV and one on-demand scanner should suffice. But you dont have to believe me.
Thanks for the reply. But IMO one strong firewall is really needed others are optional.
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29 Aug 2011   #423
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You can configure advanced settings in windows firewall, but I have no quarrel if you use a 3rd party one.
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29 Aug 2011   #424
gautam7

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

It was not a quarrel bill i am perfectly happy to discuss any issue after all it helps me to learn something new everytime. I tried advanced control in windows firewall but unfortunatly i find it very confusing.

Regards
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29 Aug 2011   #425
Ibrad

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I have a few different machines:

My netbook: Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro
Laptop: Panda Cloud + CounterSpy + Winpatrol Plus
Desktop: Panda Cloud + CounterSpy
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31 Aug 2011   #426
TD7BA

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Norton360 and Norton DNS
Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware
I also have a KeyScrambler and several security add-on's for Firefox.
UAC @ Always Notify.
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31 Aug 2011   #427
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ibrad View Post
I have a few different machines:

My netbook: Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro
Laptop: Panda Cloud + CounterSpy + Winpatrol Plus
Desktop: Panda Cloud + CounterSpy
I have used Counterspy in the past and loved the program.
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01 Sep 2011   #428
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

I don't want to be cynical but is it really that important what security programs you use? It is more important
to be careful about what you are doing, keep your windows programs and others up-to-date, and scan regularly. And remember, if you have never had a virus or whatever it may not be due to whatever security
programs you use but simply because you have stayed below the radar and have not been targeted. So saying "I use this and this program and i have never had a virus" does not prove anything about the programs installed. You only get 100.00% safety by not going online.
And one other thing i am more and more convinced of is to use a Linux or Ubuntu OS for safe(r) surfing (the reason why it is safer is an endless discussion).
Don't lynch me, think about it
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01 Sep 2011   #429
TD7BA

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FranzB View Post
And one other thing i am more and more convinced of is to use a Linux or Ubuntu OS for safe(r) surfing (the reason why it is safer is an endless discussion).
Don't lynch me, think about it
I totally agree with this. I use Ubuntu for internet use and Windows 7 for important software (e.g. Microsoft, Photoshop) and I have all my documents on Windows 7. I do this because most malicious software is aimed for Windows. I'm not saying that Linux is full virus-proof but something that can affect Windows cannot affect Linux. Most Black Hats want to attack as many computers as possible, therefore writing a malicious code for Windows would be more successful at spreading than Linux. Therefore, using Linux will decrease the chances of getting a virus.
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01 Sep 2011   #430
gautam7

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TD7BA View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FranzB View Post
And one other thing i am more and more convinced of is to use a Linux or Ubuntu OS for safe(r) surfing (the reason why it is safer is an endless discussion).
Don't lynch me, think about it
I totally agree with this. I use Ubuntu for internet use and Windows 7 for important software (e.g. Microsoft, Photoshop) and I have all my documents on Windows 7. I do this because most malicious software is aimed for Windows. I'm not saying that Linux is full virus-proof but something that can affect Windows cannot affect Linux. Most Black Hats want to attack as many computers as possible, therefore writing a malicious code for Windows would be more successful at spreading than Linux. Therefore, using Linux will decrease the chances of getting a virus.
Using linux just for surfing the net and switching back to windows for other work is not very convinient. There are some simple ways by which it is possible to remain safe while browsing in windows environment. Just run your browser sandboxed by sandboxie or if you still not satisfaied then try virtualization. I personally like sandboxie.
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