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Windows 7: Post your Security Arsenal

25 Sep 2009   #41
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
I sit in a chair by the front door with an AK-47, an M-16 and:






Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes, router, Windows Firewall, Avast
I need me one of those.

~Lordbob



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25 Sep 2009   #42
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Microsoft Security Essentials
Iobit 360 security
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25 Sep 2009   #43
Razer511

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Nothing, nothing at all. I have never had any trouble at all this way. I am the safest surfer around, no file sharing of any type, yadda yadda. Anyway, with me, wife and daughter using it we have still never had any trouble. One day it'll bite me I suppose, but until then I like not having the overhead of stupid security programs.

Then I work on peoples computers that have gotten viruses within hours of opening the box! Sigh. I really do not know what people do to get them so often.

My favorites for others to use are Malwarebytes, Spyware Doctor, and Norton 2010 for AV (I know, amazing, but the new Norton products are really good, at least the Av is! I loose cool points for liking it, but it is really light and works well now) Kaspersky if I could only have a single program for everything.
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25 Sep 2009   #44
Crypto

Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP
 
 

Before MSE
    • Norton Internet Security 2009
    • UAC ON
After MSE
    • MSE
    • Comodo Firewall
    • UAC ON
    • Windows Firewall Off
+ Common Sense too

++ Once a Month Online Scan from Kaspersky too.
(Any good Online Scanners you guys recomend ?)
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25 Sep 2009   #45
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Removed Avira. Lacks better detection IMO.
Now installing Avast and MSE side by side.
Do you guys find that you actually have virus problems which require using 2 anti-virus apps side by side? I've rarely ever gotten anything whatsoever in my years of using computers personally and supporting them professionally.
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25 Sep 2009   #46
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Removed Avira. Lacks better detection IMO.
Now installing Avast and MSE side by side.
Do you guys find that you actually have virus problems which require using 2 anti-virus apps side by side? I've rarely ever gotten anything whatsoever in my years of using computers personally and supporting them professionally.
Peace of mind is all I can say. I never used anti-virus regularly until Tuesday when I decided to keep MSE installed and going.All these people with their external firewalls, double anti-virus, double spyware, and other security products is really overkill. I haven't had a virus in 9 years and the reason I gt one then was because I was 11 and didn't know any better.

The greatest protection against malware is common sense...period
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25 Sep 2009   #47
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
...The greatest protection against malware is common sense...period
so very true.

alas, most of us are human, and as such are all too fallible, and sometimes click on stupid things when intoxicated or just plain tired, or not concentrating.

so it's a good idea to have good av as backup.

i use and really like kis 2010, and i get it free from my bank - hoorah!
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25 Sep 2009   #48
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
The greatest protection against malware is common sense...period
Unfortunately, so few people seem to be have enough common sense when it comes to computers. Of course, there is a correlation to between these types of problems and the people who opt to not pay for their OS's and software and visit nefarious websites to download their warez thinking that everything is just fine and they have never had a problem.

Many adult websites are the exact same way. While many think they just stumbled onto a cool site offering free pics...they don't actually realize the things going on in the background.
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25 Sep 2009   #49
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Razer511 View Post
Then I work on peoples computers that have gotten viruses within hours of opening the box! Sigh. I really do not know what people do to get them so often.
Porn...........................


~Lordbob
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25 Sep 2009   #50
GailLA

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Nod32 (antivirus only, not suite)
Windows Defender
Windows Firewall
Hardware Firewall (WRT54G router WPA-AES enabled)
Secunia PSI
Spywareblaster (free version)
Truecrypt to keep sensitive files secure
DEP on
UAC default setting
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