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Windows 7: What security setup do you have?

15 Sep 2011   #461

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Too much safety is injurious to the mind.
Not only to Bill2:
A bit late reaction but due to recent events with a government's ICT security
and some remarks elsewhere on the forum, i would like to ask what too much security is. It is a somewhat loose remark since it also depends on what's stored on the computer and how much damage can be caused by its loss. If you walk around with a purse with 25 dollars or whatever in it you don't take a heavily armed security guy with you. The situation becomes somewhat different if you transport a few millions.
I can see what you mean but your remark could be injurous to security where it is absolutely necessary to have "too much" of it.
Somewhere on this 7forum someone said that 1 security program is all you need and asked the question "what does a second one catch that the first one does not?". Apparently that person has no clue whatsoever about security programs that are, after all, written by people (let's never forget that). A remark like that is outright stupid, "dangerous" and irresposible at that since that computer will also be in contact with another person's computer at one time or another. So the security should depend on what you do with your computer. That, however, has been said before and often enough and should actually be superfluous. Unfortunately it is not.

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15 Sep 2011   #462

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit

Spybot, Malware bytes, MSE, and UAC
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28 Sep 2011   #463
Al Fairclough

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Webroot SpySweeper and Kaspersky suite.
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29 Sep 2011   #464

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1

Look 'n' Stop Firewall
DefenseWall HIPS
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29 Sep 2011   #465

Windows 10 Pro x64

Only MSE and Windows Firewall atm.
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07 Oct 2011   #466
Edward 066

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit / Ubuntu 11.10 x64

Comodo Internet security 2011 Pro
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07 Oct 2011   #467

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

I use Spyware Doctor Starter Edition (the one that came with Google Pack) - more specificially, version Nothing else although I have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware installed for occasional scans.

I tried PC Tools Antivirus 8.0 and hated it! It would keep writing log files into every drive's System Information folder and force the USN journal on which I didn't want. It also made Explorer become unstable. Fortunately I was able to find the older 7.0 version after Google Pack, uh, packed up. :)

Other than that I just rely on Windows Firewall (and that of my router). I'm a minimalist I guess :)
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08 Oct 2011   #468

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

NIS 2012 - Malwarebytes Pro - Sandboxie - Norton DNS
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08 Oct 2011   #469
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums mart44. A Guy
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09 Oct 2011   #470

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Thank you A Guy. :)
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