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Windows 7: W7 and Security

10 Sep 2009   #1
enigma1944

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
W7 and Security

I will be upgrading my x64 laptop to W7 when I receive my CD from MS next month.

I currently use Avira and my license expires Nov 09. On the Avira website they advise you
that it is not compatable with W7, however, I have read several posts that it will indeed
function with W7.

I am debating a change to Norton 2010 or AVG. My experience with Norton was not very
favorable, load time, so I am leaning towards AVG.

I would request from the group your opinion of what would be the most efficient security system to install for W7.

Thanks


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10 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by enigma1944 View Post
I will be upgrading my x64 laptop to W7 when I receive my CD from MS next month.

I currently use Avira and my license expires Nov 09. On the Avira website they advise you
that it is not compatable with W7, however, I have read several posts that it will indeed
function with W7.

I am debating a change to Norton 2010 or AVG. My experience with Norton was not very
favorable, load time, so I am leaning towards AVG.

I would request from the group your opinion of what would be the most efficient security system to install for W7.

Thanks
My experience with norton also has not been very good but I decided to try it again, and guess what it still has problems. If I were limited to either Norton or AVG I would pick AVG.

Ken
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10 Sep 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hello enigma and welcome to the forums...

There is no definitive answer to your question, as everyone has his or her own idea/preferences on system security, based on their own requirements. I have a very basic setup, so my needs are not as demanding as someone who is running several servers, hosting their own site, etc.

Personally, my security consists of ESET 4.0, daily incremental backups to a seperate drive, weekly disc imaging to a seperate drive. Im sure you will get a lot of answers, and hopefully you will be able to set up a security policy that fits your needs
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10 Sep 2009   #4
johngalt

 

One of the things people need to realize that a faster load time may not always be the best thing - I can write an AV program that will load faster than any other - b/c it won't detect squat.

Make use of resources like Virus Bulletin and figure out which has both the best detection 8and* the best load time - and, while you're at it, you should *really* look at M$ Security Essentials.
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10 Sep 2009   #5
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Hello enigma and welcome to the forums...

There is no definitive answer to your question, as everyone has his or her own idea/preferences on system security, based on their own requirements. I have a very basic setup, so my needs are not as demanding as someone who is running several servers, hosting their own site, etc.

Personally, my security consists of ESET 4.0, daily incremental backups to a seperate drive, weekly disc imaging to a seperate drive. Im sure you will get a lot of answers, and hopefully you will be able to set up a security policy that fits your needs
Yep, ESET 4.0 is the best.
Low on resources (I dont even know its running except for the little icon.
VERY good detection rate.
Very fast scanning.
ESET has it all! Best of both worlds ftw! And also, cheap. $40 a year last time I checked!
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10 Sep 2009   #6
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepro127 View Post
Yep, ESET 4.0 is the best.
Low on resources (I dont even know its running except for the little icon.
VERY good detection rate.
Very fast scanning.
ESET has it all! Best of both worlds ftw! And also, cheap. $40 a year last time I checked!
Vipre seems even lighter and the scans are even faster. Detected things that ESET missed and works great in Windows 7.

And even cheaper...$29.95 a year...
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10 Sep 2009   #7
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I've gone back to NOD32 after running Vipre for a few days. Vipre screwed up one of my files and I fear the only way to fix the problem program is a reinstall of windows.The program won't run after Vipre falsely detected it as malware. Never had this problem with NOD. I should have known better than to try it. NOD32 has served me well for over 8 years now and after my bad experience with Vipre I don't think I'll ever run another AV again.
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11 Sep 2009   #8
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

If its out of AVG and Norton, go AVG, also bad experience with Norton, but i use Avira Free, seems to keep me well protected
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11 Sep 2009   #9
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

I would second johngalt's suggestion to give MSE another look. It stopped a trojan d/load on one of my systems this past weekend.
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11 Sep 2009   #10
enigma1944

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

OK thanks for all the answers
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