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Windows 7: Are Windows Defender and Firewall good/sufficient?

06 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional
Are Windows Defender and Firewall good/sufficient?

I use Avast home for viruses. Is Defender a good spyware program? Is Windows Firewall sufficient to keep out intruders?

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06 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Generally speaking that should be just fine. But a lot depends upon the types of things that you do with your computer. For example, if you are a higher risk user and take chances with pirated software, porn sites, etc....then you might need stronger protection.
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06 Nov 2009   #3

windows 7 home premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cluent View Post
I use Avast home for viruses. Is Defender a good spyware program? Is Windows Firewall sufficient to keep out intruders?
that's exactly the same set up that i've been using without any problems
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07 Nov 2009   #4


windows firewall is a basic firewall try pc tools firewall plus it's free and the full version
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07 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I use MSE (Defender built in) and Windows Firewall which are doing a fantastic job of keeping my PC clean. As already mentioned, it depends on your needs as to what is classed as good.
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07 Nov 2009   #6

win 7

to common person,avast! home edtion maybe is enough,at least,i have been using it for many months
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