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24 Sep 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Hi Jacee, would you recommend Mcafee?
Friends don't let friends drink and drive, or use Mcafee. Why use a bloated, expensive package, when you can find a leaner, better product for free? Hell, just about any of the free ones scan and catch more than Mcafee.

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25 Sep 2009   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1

I see that you guys concentrate your first and main line of defense/security in softwares based on blacklists mechanisms. This approach is a little bit wrong in these days, why? It's simple blacklists are outdated. In these days when new viruses are created very fast there is many 0-day threats which blacklists won't be able to detect - of course possibly it will be added to blacklists your favourite AV/AS/AM softwares but WHEN? after 5h? after one week? perhaps after 1 month or year? And when you are waiting for the new signatures to your software - you can catch this 0-day threat.

Summary, on the first place in your security arsenal should be:
1. Prevention (HIPS softwares, virtualization, sandboxes, SRP, LUA, UAC, DEP, and also FW - hardware/software or both)
2. Detection (AV/AM/AS)
3. Cure (backup software - image backup/data backup, ISR software)

The best protection is protection based on few layers, and remember security it's specify subject and everyone should choose optimal configuration for your self.
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