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Windows 7: Windows 7 End Of Support Security Options???

1 Week Ago   #11
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxseven View Post
I was using Avira Free until I realized recently that they'd done some sort of "Update" wherein they added all sorts of other non-free junk (VPN, Speedup, Software Updater, etc). Worse, it seems also they've done-away with Settings that allow e.g. to add Exceptions to the real-time protection bit. After struggling to install all that crap, I went to Kaspersky site and they too have added "extra tools!" to their free AV.

If anyone knows a free AV that does real-time protection by all means post. In the meantime my Action Center is not happy, and neither am I!
Unless I miss my guess, this is available by right-clicking on the Avast icon in the systray, then going to Menu -> Settings -> Exceptions. You can put exceptions on files, folders, or websites.


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1 Week Ago   #12
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
Unless I miss my guess, this is available by right-clicking on the Avast icon in the systray, then going to Menu -> Settings -> Exceptions. You can put exceptions on files, folders, or websites.
As I said, those settings are gone, or at least if they were still there, I could no longer find them. I have since uninstalled it (successfully, though man it was a b*tch to do) and installed instead Avast Free, which happily has "custom install" capability where I un-checked all the extra junk and kept only the basic AV. So far so good.

Anyone who might have the absolute newest Avira Free installed and can post how to have it with the Exceptions still intact, I might go-back to it as it worked well enough until the update that lost me.
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1 Week Ago   #13
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I'm using MSE...It's still supported on W7 and updates every day..
I have found that all those free AV programs are full of bloatware, constant popups to but it and various other things.
But, it works for me and maybe not others...
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1 Week Ago   #14
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
I'm using MSE...It's still supported on W7 and updates every day..
I have found that all those free AV programs are full of bloatware, constant popups to but it and various other things.
But, it works for me and maybe not others...
Of course, to each his or her own, but as I said at least Avast gave me the option of not installing any unwanted extras. I skipped Kaspersky because of their extras--maybe they too have a "custom install" that lets you skip the extras.

It's been my understanding that MSE is just not as thorough as other AV-centric companies' products. No doubt fine for what it does. Banyarola does MSE by itself make Action Center happy in the Virus and Spyware categories?
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1 Week Ago   #15
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

As far as I know'Action Center' is only on W10...Besides, I don't know what you mean by 'happy'...
On my W10 machine I use Windows Defender which is by Microsoft..

Anyway, I have used MSE on W7 for years and never have any problems...Don't click on unknown stuff and keep backups and things seem to be fine.
I image every morning to removable HDD
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1 Week Ago   #16
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

The Action Center is indeed in W7 and will show a red flag in the tray as well as place warnings in its CP if the computer doesn't have an AV program ("Virus protection"), and again if it doesn't have "Spyware and unwanted software protection".

It probably considers MSE to satisfy the Virus reqmt and maybe you have Windows Defender turned on.

Yes we are talking about W7 in sevenforums.com
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1 Week Ago   #17
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Oh, that action center...I never see it..Once in a blue moon..I think it had to do with a conflict or something..Yes, I have Windows Defender as a chrome browser extension..
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1 Week Ago   #18
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
Unless I miss my guess, this is available by right-clicking on the Avast icon in the systray, then going to Menu -> Settings -> Exceptions. You can put exceptions on files, folders, or websites.

He's talking about Avira, not Avast.
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1 Week Ago   #19
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Yeah I've been very happy running now Avast instead of Avira. There were two things I needed to pay attention to, first being to un-check the "safe browser" it wanted to install. Next I made sure to click the "Custom" (or was it Customized?) button which showed all the programs it was about to install. Then I checked simply "Minimal Install" and it gave me what I wanted, which as I've said does have things like Exceptions settings which Avira apparently took-out of their Free version.

I had read lots of good stuff about Kaspersky Free but when I went to their website it talked about Extras I don't want. If anyone here know that Kaspersky does also allow for a "Minimal Install" by all means let me know in case I decide I want to change from Avast for some reason.
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1 Week Ago   #20
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
He's talking about Avira, not Avast.
Oh, Lord. I'm so sorry, everyone. I have always gotten the two confused.

If a mod thinks my posts should be deleted, by all means, go for it.
Apologies from Tom
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