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Windows 7: Is My Computer Safe?

22 Mar 2014   #1
BarbeeLT

windows 7 32
 
 
Is My Computer Safe?

I have Windows Defender and Windows Firewall installed and active. However I don't see an icon or other proof it is there and active. So is this enough security? I'm used to having some sign of security.

Nervous.


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22 Mar 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .. I take it you have a Router if so that is another form of Firewall .. So you are well covered in that department .. As for Windows Defender is runs in the back ground .. But you really need a good Antivirus and that is down to personal taste ..
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22 Mar 2014   #3
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

I'd recommend Avast for full time protection and Malwarebytes for an on demand scanner.
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22 Mar 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Windows 7 built in Defender is old and obsolete. You are not safe using it.
Any newer anti virus installed should turn off Defender.
What is the best protection is up to the owner/operator of the computer.

I use Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Anti Malware Pro; both run active. I use Windows 7 built in firewall.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Protect, Detect & Remove Malware From Your PC

I also have a few on demand programs I use when need be.
Their is no one protection programs that does it all.
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22 Mar 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No computer is safe if the operator is unsafe. If you want to lower your chances of infection drastically, do all internet work with a virtual Linux partition. Here is one option.
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23 Mar 2014   #6
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Windows 7 built in Defender is old and obsolete. You are not safe using it.
Any newer anti virus installed should turn off Defender.
What is the best protection is up to the owner/operator of the computer.

I use Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Anti Malware Pro; both run active. I use Windows 7 built in firewall.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Protect, Detect & Remove Malware From Your PC

I also have a few on demand programs I use when need be.
Their is no one protection programs that does it all.
Ditto, ditto and Ditto
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25 Mar 2014   #7
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Just to be super-safe install avast, gives you another wall of defence.
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25 Mar 2014   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

BarbeeLT
DO NOT use more that one (1) anti virus at one time on one computer.
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26 Mar 2014   #9
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I recommend WebRoot SecureAnywhere it is available exclusively at Best Buy though i have had it for nearly a year and it works great and it doesn't cost that much for 3 devices
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