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Windows 7: What security setup do you have?

21 Dec 2011   #521
GamePlanner

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you do frequent images, you can go with any AV program - even MSE. I stlll would run scanners from time to time to get rid of at least all those tracking cookies. I sometimes have over 150 after only 3 days.
What do you mean by even mse
Its not such bad software


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21 Dec 2011   #522
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GamePlanner View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you do frequent images, you can go with any AV program - even MSE. I stlll would run scanners from time to time to get rid of at least all those tracking cookies. I sometimes have over 150 after only 3 days.
What do you mean by even mse
Its not such bad software
MSE is good for a free AV, but even Microsoft does not recommend it over paid-for AV software. Sure it's better than AVG and McAfee, but its not in quite the same league as Bitdefender, Trendmicro, Norton and the like. Thats why we always recommend using it with MBAM or Hitman Pro, and having a decent firewall.
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21 Dec 2011   #523
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GamePlanner View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you do frequent images, you can go with any AV program - even MSE. I stlll would run scanners from time to time to get rid of at least all those tracking cookies. I sometimes have over 150 after only 3 days.
What do you mean by even mse
Its not such bad software
MSE is OK for the "light" user. I had some problems with it and went back to Norton. That is a lot more robust. But I also do frequent images (3 times per week). So I can always bail mayself out.
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21 Dec 2011   #524
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GamePlanner View Post
Windows 7 professional 32 bit
Avast Internet Security
Mbam pro
Hitman Pro
Zemana Antilogger
Chrome with adblock wot and no script
Uac Maximum
Emet
System Image
Some twaeking and cleaning software
Hum GP that seems like an awful lot of overkill and well if you are not having any conflicts good luck but I am surprised you aren't.
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21 Dec 2011   #525
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with UAC Maxed.

Windows Defender, BitLocker, and Windows Firewall

Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, SpyBot S&D.

Main Anti-Virus Protection - Kaspersky Pure or ESET Nod 32 - what do you guys think is better? And maybe Comodo Firewall.

Browser ProtectiOn:
Pop-Up Blocking
Private Browsing
NoScript
AdBlock Plus
WOT
Better Privacy
KeyScrambler

This is the protection I will be setting up as soon as I have my new computer.

E-Mail Protection - E-Mails for different uses: Friends, Web Subscriptions, Family, Spam, etc.

iPhone Protection: SecureWeb

Don't know about Router Protection.

I think I'm pretty much safe
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21 Dec 2011   #526
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
Running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with UAC Maxed.

Windows Defender, BitLocker, and Windows Firewall

Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, SpyBot S&D.

Main Anti-Virus Protection - Kaspersky Pure or ESET Nod 32 - what do you guys think is better?

Browser ProtectiOn:
NoScript
AdBlock Plus
WOT
Better Privacy
KeyScrambler

This is the protection I will be setting up as soon as I have my new computer.

E-Mail Protection - E-Mails for different uses: Friends, Web Subscriptions, Family, Spam, etc.

iPhone Protection: SecureWeb

I think I'm pretty much safe
Mate I am biased as everyone knows but if I were you Kaspersky 2012 ISS - the Pure is ok but gets complicated. Drop the WOT (see screen shot) as KIS does the same thing for you and best of all KIS has online banking. The firewall is just fine and it will switch of the Windows one anyway the defender needs disabling too the rest get rid of them you will not need them.

If you go down this track message me I'll give you a top flight config / setup for KIS.

You can run anything in a safe run if you want to but use it as a stand alone as it does NOT like other ISS's on with it.

I also run WPA2-PSK on my modem router.

The only one that is acceptable is the free Malwarebytes and then you need to have the scan settings right.


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21 Dec 2011   #527
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Does anyone have any experience with this?

http://forum.thewindowsclub.com/down...table-file.htm
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21 Dec 2011   #528
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I use Webroot Spysweeper with Anti virus /windows Defender /Windows Firewall /Lynksys router password /Homegroup password

Nothing to fancy just the Norm
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21 Dec 2011   #529
GamePlanner

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

Quote:
MSE is good for a free AV, but even Microsoft does not recommend it over paid-for AV software. Sure it's better than AVG and McAfee, but its not in quite the same league as Bitdefender, Trendmicro, Norton and the like. Thats why we always recommend using it with MBAM or Hitman Pro, and having a decent firewall.
Yes i am not a big fan of mse and better to use some extra layer of security with it.
As far Trend micro is concern i feels it falls in category of mcafee and avg.

Quote:
MSE is OK for the "light" user. I had some problems with it and went back to Norton. That is a lot more robust. But I also do frequent images (3 times per week). So I can always bail mayself out.
The last and best things which saves computer is "Images and Backup"

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Hum GP that seems like an awful lot of overkill and well if you are not having any conflicts good luck but I am surprised you aren't.
You are right but Thanks i am not feeling any conflicts on machine.
I had uninstalled Emet and can only ditch zemana among other as no other software I can remove from machine.
Hitman pro had no impact and i tern off Mbam Real time and only use Realtime when i visit suspicious websites
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21 Dec 2011   #530
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes GP turning it off when not in use good move and there are some other good on call scanners besides Hitman especially if you suspect a rootkit or some other very undesirable creepy.
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