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Windows 7: Prevention is better than Cure

07 Dec 2009   #1

Prevention is better than Cure

Loads of people on this forum seem to be asking how to remove viruses, which anti-virus is best, which anti-spyware is best etc etc

An antivirus/spyware program uses a list of known threats and try's to identify suspicious behaviour which might indicate infection. In other words what it doesn’t know is a virus it just takes an educated guess at.

In the past week Avast users have found that this guessing at what’s a virus, has left there Operating System's unusable as its deleted key files and now means they have to reinstall the entire Operating System.

A much better approach to viruses/spyware/malware is to stop them getting on the pc in the first place by using a virtualization/sandbox technology. Below is a list of some of these programs:


Please note that these can only
be used on 32bit Operating Systems.
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07 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 RTM

And we running x64 Win7 are left a little less secure, due to our inability to run such great software. Thanks PatchGuard. Thanks a lot.
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07 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

I'm skinnydipping in the Sea of Data
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08 Dec 2009   #4


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carbonyl View Post
And we running x64 Win7 are left a little less secure, due to our inability to run such great software. Thanks PatchGuard. Thanks a lot.
Yeah, Microsoft have messed up badly with the 64bit Operating System's.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
I'm skinnydipping in the Sea of Data
Hope theres enough info there for you IceFire. If not then just ask a question here and il do my best to help :)
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