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Windows 7: Post your Security Arsenal

25 Sep 2009   #51
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Norton Internet Security 2010
Windows Defender
+
Data Execution Prevention - OptOut
lots of common sense


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25 Sep 2009   #52
TheSchaft

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

Using something like Web of Trust (search for WoT) or one of the other add-ins that rate sites at a bare minimum is a good idea.

There are a lot of sites out there that look innocent enough but are really adware/malware traps (animated screensavers anyone?)

Tests over the last few years have shown that the average time an unprotected, fresh computer can expect to live once connected to the Internet has dropped to around 5 minutes.

No protection at all is, IMHO, foolish. At least a router that does SOME filtering is a necessity these days.

A router, a good firewall, and an antivirus of some sort will not slow things down that much, certainly not as much as trying to clean up your system after it has become part of a botnet or infected with keyloggers, etc. etc.
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25 Sep 2009   #53
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Razer511 View Post
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.
You should check your PC sometime!
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25 Sep 2009   #54
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

NOD32 V4
Dlink Hardware firewall. (shutdown ping) (stealth with gibson test)
Win firewall turned off.
UAC at lowest level. If I turn it off it create issues with folder permissions (especially PGP)
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26 Sep 2009   #55
Criminal Fetus

Windows 7 7600RTM X64
 
 

Win Firewall
Avast
DEP
Belkin Router Security
PeerGuardian
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26 Sep 2009   #56
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crypto View Post
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 ?)
Free ESET Online Antivirus Scanner
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26 Sep 2009   #57
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

thanks for this Dinesh
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26 Sep 2009   #58
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
thanks for this Dinesh
you are Welcome.
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26 Sep 2009   #59
Imagination

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 



UAC off
Windows firewall on
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26 Sep 2009   #60
Razer511

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Razer511 View Post
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.
You should check your PC sometime!
I do around once every month or two - been clean every time. I'm checking from a PE boot disk too so I know it is accurate. I am a computer technician and I remove viruses almost every day on other computers, but I have NEVER been infected myself. Been using PCs since Tandy TRS 80 days, I ran Vista with UAC off with never a single problem. Really, it is hard to get infected doing basic tasks. It is also really easy to get infected doing the wrong tasks - If I want to be infected I can be within minutes though I have no desire to do so! Windows 7 UAC is better so I'm leaving it on for now.

Windows Police Pro, or antivirus 2009 variants are everywhere as I see them daily. I still do not know where or how people get these so quick.
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