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

05 Jan 2020   #1
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 End Of Support Security Options???

I have W7 on one machine and 10 on another...

Any suggestions for Anti-Virus and Firewall programs for W7 after W7 support ends in a few days...??


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05 Jan 2020   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

There are many posts throughout sevenforums with all kinds of very good suggestions, I simply will not repeat them here. :)
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05 Jan 2020   #3
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Anyone else have any suggestions on what they are doing for W7 end of life?
Please don't suggest browsing the forums..I want to hear what YOU are doing..
Thanks.
Bany..
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05 Jan 2020   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Pretty much this using non MS mail client and browser and without emet

dedoimoedo
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05 Jan 2020   #5
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for your input SIW2
I use Gmail with Thunderbird and I use Chrome...
What's 'EMET' ??

I will use my W10 machine for banking and also my mail..It's all setup now so I don't have to use W7 for such secure stuff.

I'm just interested in a basic firewall, like Zone Alarm and a free anti-virus like AVG..
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06 Jan 2020   #6
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ahhh, I got it now, I am using Heimdal Premiumv Home, Emsisoft, HitmanPro.Alert TSRs, and a few others as on-demand`scanners. I'm trying Spybot TSR and leaving Emsisoft as an on-demand scanner to test things.
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21 Feb 2020   #7
edassange

W7 Home Premium x86 SP1 Build 7601
 
 

Hi @Banyarola. If you click on my system specs you'll see I'm using Kaspersky, OSArmor and Voodooshield, a pretty awesome free combo that should still keep you safe.

Of course, it is still also possible to get Windows 7 updates for free:
It appears that the Windows 7 ESU Bypass is indeed working - gHacks Tech News

If you want to find out more about it you could also go to the My Digital Life forum but you will have to register. Good luck.

EDIT: You can actually read more about it on this forum on another thread:
KB4537820 Security Monthly Quality Rollup update Windows 7 - Feb 11
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26 Feb 2020   #8
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Avira AV Free - which I use - has said specifically that they will offer support and virus updates until January 14, 2022. :)
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26 Feb 2020   #9
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Check out the now free Sandboxie sandbox program for your browser. Scan ALL, and I mean ALL downloads at virustotal.com

Firewall really not needed if you have a router. Routers use SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection). Unless you're concerned about outbounds.
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
maxseven

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
Avira AV Free - which I use - has said specifically that they will offer support and virus updates until January 14, 2022. :)
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!
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