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Windows 7: must have for security and maintence

29 Nov 2009   #11
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Norton Internet Security doesn't slow anything down and updates every 5 MINUTES...
I got 1 year for free from officedepot. It was free after mail-in-rebates.


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29 Nov 2009   #12
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Malware Client: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

I think we can all agree with this one =).
On real-time or just on-demand?
On-demand.
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29 Nov 2009   #13
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepro127 View Post
Norton Internet Security doesn't slow anything down and updates every 5 MINUTES...
I got 1 year for free from officedepot. It was free after mail-in-rebates.
It's AV is one of the best.

But the Firewall... Well, see it for yourself:


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29 Nov 2009   #14
DEADBEEF

Windows 7
 
 

Web of Trust (WoT) to rate sites when searching
WinPatrol to track changes to the system
MSE for real time anti-virus
Windows Firewall Controller for firewall with the ability to block outgoing easily.
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29 Nov 2009   #15
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The wise decision would be combining what is a good standalone AV according to av-comparatives, with a good Firewall according to Matousec.
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29 Nov 2009   #16
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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29 Nov 2009   #17
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Definite "must have" security applications:

SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard:
Javacool Software
Spyware Guard is a real-time malware scanner

Update SpywareBlaster often and be sure that you've checked "Enable all Protection"
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29 Nov 2009   #18
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepro127 View Post
Norton Internet Security doesn't slow anything down and updates every 5 MINUTES...
I got 1 year for free from officedepot. It was free after mail-in-rebates.
It's AV is one of the best.

But the Firewall... Well, see it for yourself:
Please note that Matousec doesn't test ONLY firewall module - and there are NOT pure firewall tests.
He tests also HIPS (and it is more HIPS test than FW test)

For example - Look'n'Stop - it is excellent pure firewall - in Matousec test it's not even in first 10... why? because it's pure firewall without HIPS mechanisms.
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29 Nov 2009   #19
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepro127 View Post
Norton Internet Security doesn't slow anything down and updates every 5 MINUTES...
I got 1 year for free from officedepot. It was free after mail-in-rebates.
It's AV is one of the best.

But the Firewall... Well, see it for yourself:
I have a very strong router...Ive done many hack test on myself and never can get anything through.

And anyways, Norton is good for the average home user. The Firewall isent the best, nor worse. But its still good!
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29 Nov 2009   #20
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Creer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepro127 View Post
Norton Internet Security doesn't slow anything down and updates every 5 MINUTES...
I got 1 year for free from officedepot. It was free after mail-in-rebates.
It's AV is one of the best.

But the Firewall... Well, see it for yourself:
Please note that Matousec doesn't test ONLY firewall module - and there are NOT pure firewall tests.
He tests also HIPS (and it is more HIPS test than FW test)

For example - Look'n'Stop - it is excellent pure firewall - in Matousec test it's not even in first 10... why? because it's pure firewall without HIPS mechanisms.
Noted.

Just trying to make everything a little simpler for everyone in here.

Next time I'll go with Firewall + HIPS component n such... lolz.

Thanks btw.
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