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

27 Feb 2010   #41
trackrat

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I cannot understand why the home user pays for these products when there are just as good free programs.


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27 Feb 2010   #42
hackerman1

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

alwinjoe: my signature is not entirely correct at the moment, MSE & Avira is temporarily disabled, for performance testing.
i´m only using a2 now.
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27 Feb 2010   #43
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
my security: a normal "USER-account", MSE, Avira-free, a2-full, MBAM-free, Comodo´s FW & D+, WinPatrol, a HOSTS-file, UAC at max, Firefox with "Noscript", a working "main CPU" & "2 optical input units"
WTH are you doing that you need that much security software?

I liked Comodo the last time I tried it but for some odd reason it would randomly lose it's firewall settings.
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27 Feb 2010   #44
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
As a general note on the Comodo Internet suite - which is the only way to get the firewall these days.
I was able to download the free firewall without the suite.
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27 Feb 2010   #45
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
As a general note on the Comodo Internet suite - which is the only way to get the firewall these days.
I was able to download the free firewall without the suite.
I think he means you cannot get the firewall without the AV software too. Although you can select not to install the AV protection though.

Free Download - The Best Firewall Protection and Anti-Virus Scan Software from Comodo
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27 Feb 2010   #46
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Ah, I understand. That is what I did and I did not install the the anti-virus.
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27 Feb 2010   #47
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
hi !

CarlTR6: "Like Runckle and Hackerman1, I am not willing to try it again. "

no, you misunderstand, Runckle posted: "I refer you to my previous post! "

i then referred to my previous post: " i have some news for you, the latest version is NIS 2010.... "

meaning: you can´t judge NIS 2010 based on how OLDER versions were.
i have NO opinion regarding NIS 2010 as i have not tried it (yet).
i have a very good security-setup and don´t feel any real need to use NIS.
however i might try it later on, although i´m thinking about replacing Avira with Avast.
i also have a license for Kaspersky 2010...
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
In 2005 you were all moaning that Symantec was bloated as hell pathetic detection and absolutely criminal to get off your computers. I'm sorry I have a longer memory than you have. I won't ever entertain them again! Cross me once, their the fool cross me twice I'm the fool. NO THANKS!
I thought Windows ME and 2000 were rubbish, should I stop using any Microsoft products including Windows 7?

You logic is the same as this statement...

Just to come back to this. Because they caused me so much trouble in the past, I choose never to go back to an Internet security company. And, if I had a really bad Microsoft software I would go elsewhere! Simple as that - that's logic for you!

There are plenty of other Internet security softwares out there for you to choose from. No need to go to some company that has already killed off it's own reputation!
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27 Feb 2010   #48
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
Just to come back to this. Because they caused me so much trouble in the past, I choose never to go back to an Internet security company. And, if I had a really bad Microsoft software I would go elsewhere! Simple as that - that's logic for you!

There are plenty of other Internet security softwares out there for you to choose from. No need to go to some company that has already killed off it's own reputation!
Windows ME was a fluke and Microsoft doesn't even really acknowledge it in their training. It always goes from detailed explanations of Windows 95, 98 then jumps to 2000, XP, etc. Windows ME is their red headed step child.

Windows 2000 wasn't rubbish. It was quite stable, although in these days it is extremely insecure to use.
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27 Feb 2010   #49
JordanJP

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trackrat View Post
I cannot understand why the home user pays for these products when there are just as good free programs.
It depends on what you like. I personally enjoy my ESET Smart Security and I don't mind paying for a 1 year license. As a matter of fact, my subscription is set to expire in 9 days, care to donate some money in my name ? lol

I'll pay u back


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