Windows 7 compatible Antivirus

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  1. Posts : 173
    Windows 7 RC - 7100 64bit
       #271

    I'm using MSE, and Malwarebytes. MSE has a built in firewall using windows defender correct?

    Am I decently protected or is there something I am missing? I have not done much research nor had many problems with viruses/crashes etc so I assume I am doing fine.
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  2. Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Signature Edition
       #272

    Using AVG free again, until I can find a better alternative that has real time scanning.
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  3. Posts : 8,399
    ultimate 64 sp1
       #273

    Static said:
    I'm using MSE, and Malwarebytes. MSE has a built in firewall using windows defender correct?

    Am I decently protected or is there something I am missing? I have not done much research nor had many problems with viruses/crashes etc so I assume I am doing fine.
    i may well be wrong, i don't think mse has a built-in firewall 'using defender' - as far as i know, mse only protects against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. mse actually disables defender, as defender used to be an anitispyware thing.

    windows also has a built-in firewall, which complements mse. i'm no security expert, but i think i'm right in saying that both programs used together should offer you pretty good protection.

    would any real experts like to comment please, as i intend to run my laptop with only windows firewall and mse security measures...
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  4. Posts : 833
    Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
       #274

    mickey megabyte said:
    Static said:
    I'm using MSE, and Malwarebytes. MSE has a built in firewall using windows defender correct?

    Am I decently protected or is there something I am missing? I have not done much research nor had many problems with viruses/crashes etc so I assume I am doing fine.
    i may well be wrong, i don't think mse has a built-in firewall 'using defender' - as far as i know, mse only protects against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. mse actually disables defender, as defender used to be an anitispyware thing.

    windows also has a built-in firewall, which complements mse. i'm no security expert, but i think i'm right in saying that both programs used together should offer you pretty good protection.

    would any real experts like to comment please, as i intend to run my laptop with only windows firewall and mse security measures...
    I may not qualify as a real expert, but you are right Mickey - MSE is an antimalware program with real time protection. It is not a firewall. You need to use it with a separate firewall.

    I'd recommend one of the following as a firewall:
    Built-in Windows 7 firewall
    Windows 7 Firewall Control - Windows 7 Firewall Control : Sphinx Software which uses Windows 7 protection platform. or
    COMODO Firewall, without the Defense+
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  5. Posts : 8,399
    ultimate 64 sp1
       #275

    the sphinx product looks useful, thanks.
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  6. Posts : 26
    Win7
       #276

    Antonvn said:
    gamepro127 said:
    Snuffy said:
    Each to there own.
    1. NIS is one of the biggest pieces of CRAP going. (IMHO) every system brought in with bad trojans and malware have NIS. I tell them (remove NIS) and I will work on , it stay i do not work on or fix.

    2. I have NO PROBLEMs with ESET SS 4.0.437, Nada, 100% works FINE. Sharing and what ever I do... Sorry.

    The pretext of the Original Thread was AV ... and NOD 32 is part of ESET SS.
    Please, use norton 2010.
    Norton 2005-2008 had a horrible detection rate and clogged down your system, but 2009-2010 is awesome, amazing detection rate and doesnt slow down your computer at ALL!
    I cannot agree more with that! I have self been using Symantec Endpoint protection for some time (hasnt been a resource hog on its own, removes all severe virusses) and has been doing some great work. I recently installed the full version of NIS 2010 and it feels as light as air, although subjectively just a tiny bit lighter than Symantec Endpoint Protection. There is no system slowdown like I have experienced myself with the latest Zonealarms, NOD 32, ESET F-Secure or any norton 2004-2008 version.
    Ditto. NIS 2010 is a breadth of fresh air compared to some other vendors.
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  7. Posts : 833
    Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
       #277

    I think Snuffy said it best - "To each his own" - we will never get agreement or even consensus on what is the best.

    There are a number of good products out there - both free and pay - pick the one you feel comfortable with and go for it.
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  8. Posts : 8,399
    ultimate 64 sp1
       #278

    TheSchaft said:
    I think Snuffy said it best - "To each his own" - we will never get agreement or even consensus on what is the best.

    There are a number of good products out there - both free and pay - pick the one you feel comfortable with and go for it.
    +1

    at least this thread isn't entitled 'what is the best...'

    (although i suppose i couldn't quibble with 'what do you think is the best...')
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  9. Posts : 6
    Windows 7
       #279

    Free Avg works great. and now Free avg has version 9

    oh yes and malewarebytes all the way..
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  10. Posts : 384
    Windows7
       #280

    My first choice would be ESET Smart Security.

    A close second would be Norton Internet Security 2010.

    I like the way the last couple of years of NIS function, but even on 2009, I still had major problems if I ever needed to remove it, and occasionally they could issue program updates that thoroughly screwed up the computer. It still seemed to get "knotted" into the system more than I liked. But when functioning, good product.

    ESET can be more of a pain to initially get set up correctly. Norton can be found a lot cheaper if you hunt around.
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