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Windows 7: AV-Comparatives - Product of the Year 2009 - English

24 Feb 2010   #21
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

And as I stated, I did not install ME or 2000. I repeat; an OS is essential; a security suite is not.


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24 Feb 2010   #22
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

CarlTR6: "And as I stated, I did not install ME or 2000"
so what ?
you are still wrong !
read my previous post....

and Antivirus, Antimalware & Firewall IS essential, there is a lot of threats on the net.
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24 Feb 2010   #23
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

warning   Warning
If people can not discuss this matter without pointless arguing the thread will be closed
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24 Feb 2010   #24
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeorgeB View Post
Hi there

If we are now having to rely on information gleaned from You Tube

Well I think now 'Nuf Said.

Cheers
jimbo
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24 Feb 2010   #25
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I agree with you that anti-virus, anti-malware, and firewalls are important and I consider a firewall to be essential. Just as a point of reference, there are folks who run without an anti-virus program and without an active anti-malware program and they do just fine, no infections.

I stated that a security suite was not essential; I did not say that security programs were not important. Maybe I did not explain myself very well. I was trying to say that an OS is essential; a computer is useless without one. And for compatibility for most folks, OS choices are very limited. On the other hand, there are a wide variety of security tools available - from suites to stand alone programs. That is the point I was trying to make.

As I stated previously, I do not like suites for for several reasons. I prefer and use stand alone programs. I am behind a router with a hardware firewall. I also have software firewalls installed on our two machines as well as anti-viral and malware programs.
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24 Feb 2010   #26
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pasquanel View Post
Nice to see you all have such an open mind! I too was anti Symantec and swore I would never ever go back!
But this past weekend my son told me I should take a look at their latest offering and trusting his judgment and the fact that my ISP (Comcast) offered it as part of my service I decided to give it a try! Norton Security suite to my surprise was a lean clean program! It is well worth your time to put away your prejudice and take a good look at their latest and greatest.
My parents had Norton on their system (HP, dual core AMD, 2GB DDR2) and it was dog slow. I uninstalled Norton and put on Microsoft Security Essentials and their computer is fast again. They have thanked me repeatedly for it and even took me out to a steak dinner.

Thanks for the steak, Microsoft!
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24 Feb 2010   #27
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I also used MSE it is very nice...I didn't get steak though
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24 Feb 2010   #28
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pasquanel View Post
Nice to see you all have such an open mind! I too was anti Symantec and swore I would never ever go back!
But this past weekend my son told me I should take a look at their latest offering and trusting his judgment and the fact that my ISP (Comcast) offered it as part of my service I decided to give it a try! Norton Security suite to my surprise was a lean clean program! It is well worth your time to put away your prejudice and take a good look at their latest and greatest.
My parents had Norton on their system (HP, dual core AMD, 2GB DDR2) and it was dog slow. I uninstalled Norton and put on Microsoft Security Essentials and their computer is fast again. They have thanked me repeatedly for it and even took me out to a steak dinner.

Thanks for the steak, Microsoft!
I always wonder how others can have such a different experience.

My brother has a few PCs, we have two and my sister has one. We all use N2010 and find it uses on average 10MB of RAM. I have formatted our two PCs a number of times over the last two years due Windows problems and each time Norton installs clean everytime.
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24 Feb 2010   #29
JordanJP

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

well my Eset Smart Security is due to expire in 12 days, and unfortunately I haven't got enought mula to renew my license. So when it expires I'll most likely install Avast, as for a firewall, I was thinking either COMODO or just stick with the default Windows Firewall.

However that being said, I've been using ESET for a almost a year now and I find it to be the best.

PS

Anybody care to donate some money in my time ?
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25 Feb 2010   #30
pasquanel

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pasquanel View Post
Nice to see you all have such an open mind! I too was anti Symantec and swore I would never ever go back!
But this past weekend my son told me I should take a look at their latest offering and trusting his judgment and the fact that my ISP (Comcast) offered it as part of my service I decided to give it a try! Norton Security suite to my surprise was a lean clean program! It is well worth your time to put away your prejudice and take a good look at their latest and greatest.
My parents had Norton on their system (HP, dual core AMD, 2GB DDR2) and it was dog slow. I uninstalled Norton and put on Microsoft Security Essentials and their computer is fast again. They have thanked me repeatedly for it and even took me out to a steak dinner.

Thanks for the steak, Microsoft!
I always wonder how others can have such a different experience.

My brother has a few PCs, we have two and my sister has one. We all use N2010 and find it uses on average 10MB of RAM. I have formatted our two PCs a number of times over the last two years due Windows problems and each time Norton installs clean every time.
Ok so Norton (Symantec) was bad and it was!! They have a new offering and in MHO it appears solid! I can't give you a testimonial that its a percent better than what your using none of them are 100% But it is lean and fast and i have run a leak test on it (GRC) and so far so good! The price is certainly affordable!
So as I said in the beginning put aside your prejudice and take a good long peek!
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