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Windows 7: Is it worth me buying an AV?

05 Mar 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64

You probably will not notice a performance difference per se (unless you have a really slow machine), but as with any program loading on startup, you may notice slightly longer load times.

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05 Mar 2010   #12

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

I am a long term Comodo user, so I may be biased.

I Started with just the firewall then that plus the defense plus, with Avast 4.x as AV.
I have recently just finished a six month test of Comodo Internet Security on win7 x64, and found the whole package to be fast and secure.

I am now back to the Comodo Firewall/D+ with the New Avast 5.x as I am testing Avast.

I can state that both options are good secure systems, though some may find that Comodo is a little "in your face" for their liking - I personally like to know what is going on on my systems so Comodo suits me.
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05 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 7 x64

I don't use any anti-virus. I only go to maybe a dozen sites that are safe. I never have a problem with email.
In fact I've seen more problem with malware (on my friends computers) then viruses.
I do use opendns. I love how I can filter content that comes into my house.
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05 Mar 2010   #14

Windows 7 Professional

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If you still have a Vailid Norton Licence and were wanting to stick with it:

You can just upgrade.

It doesnt cost anything to upgrade to newer versions with a valid subscription.
How would I be able to do this, looking over the symantec site now it just gives me options I need to pay for.
Download the trial program from here and put your key in.
Okay, I've downloaded the trial, and I have a previous subscription for 1 PC left, running out in October. I have the product Key right here, but I don't know where to enter it.

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05 Mar 2010   #15
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

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I am toying with the idea of unistalling comodo firewall and just using the built in one from windows 7, i have a router with a firewall. I also just installed MSE too. Will i notice any difference in performance with just using windows firewall? Also is it worth using the extra Windows Firewall control program that can be downloaded to add more functionality to teh firewall?
Wise decision. I would go with the vanilla firewall. It seems to do the job (and I do not even have a router at this location). On the performance question I have no clue since I never used comodo.
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05 Mar 2010   #16

Windows 7 Professional

As for my previous question I think after my 30 day trial runs out I will get the option to activate my product key, kudos to all that helped. I never thought I'd be back on Norton 360 when I posted this

And in the beginning Comodo is really intrusive, you have to screen basically every single process, until the program learns which processes are allowed. Then it happens again when you install any program because of reg edits and any internet access the program may have. But after Comodo gets used to you, I thought it was good enough.
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05 Mar 2010   #17
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

If I remember right from my Norton days, you have to go to your account to enter the product key. Unfortunately my only Norton system left is some 5000 miles away from here, so I cannot try it out and give you more detailed guidance. But if you go to the Symantec chat room, they may be able to tell you.
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05 Mar 2010   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

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Hello, I just joined SF, and quite recently updated my OS to Windows 7 Pro, and learnt that norton 360 2.0 isn't compatible (I had about 3 months left). Right now I've got the free version of COMODO firewall and AV.

2 questions, should I ever buy an antivirus/360 styled product ever again and a lot of people recommend MSE on here, and I see hardly anybody talking about COMODO, which one should I be using?
I have never heard of anyone using Comodo for anything other than firewall. The AV probably isn't on any top list IIRC.

You can get MSE. I use it and highly recommend it. Hasn't failed me yet either.
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05 Mar 2010   #19

Vista/Windows 7

The thing i like about comodo firewall is defence+. I have it set in parental control to suppress all firewall and defence+ alerts so you don't get nagged and it prevents other users from accidentally clicking yes to everything. If there is something I want to allow to run and connect to the net I create a new rule for it :)
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05 Mar 2010   #20

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Personally, I recommend going with Microsoft Security Essentials over a paid alternative. The greatest protection against malware is common sense, and as long as you have that, a free AV should be plenty. :)
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