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Windows 7: what the best security solution

09 May 2010   #1
Wicca

 
 
what the best security solution

and why is it can you point out why it is


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09 May 2010   #2
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

This really, really depends on what you classify as 'best'.

MSE could be classified as the best because of its great integration, small foot print and relatively high virus recognition rate. (I use this on all my PCs bar my primary one.)

McAfee could be classified as the best because of its customisability, high virus recognition rate and interface. (I use this on my primary PC only)

If you are like me and download Gigabytes of stuff everyday, some trust worthy, some not so trust worthy stuff then virus recognition rate and firewall configurability are the two most important things in my opinion.

If you are a standard web user who checks their email, browses the internet and downloads the odd program then a small footprint would probably be the order of the day, opposed to virus recognition rate.

Oli
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09 May 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

There is no hard, fast "best". What works for me may not be the best for you.

A layered approach is best beginning with a router and its hardware firewall. A hardware firewall is better than any software firewall.

Next you can add a software firewall; but it is not necessary. I do have a software firewall in order to monitor outgoing connections.

In addition, you should use a good anti-virus program and a good anti-malware program.

The biggest security factor is your own surfing habits. Don't visit questionable sites, don't download from anything but trusted sites, don't click on any links on the web or in an email unless you are positive the link can be trusted.
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09 May 2010   #4
Wicca

 
 

i am asking on your solution and why you think it is the best i have kaspersky but
in this forum people dis it
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09 May 2010   #5
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wicca View Post
i am asking on your solution and why you think it is the best i have kaspersky but
in this forum people dis it
Kaspersky Internet Security is notorious for having an extremely low Virus detection rate, something Niemiro (Vista Guru over on VF) will pay testament to.

For casual internet browsing however it should be more than adequate.

Personally I prefer McAfee as my Antivirus on a PC that I have to maintain myself, because of its customisability as well as the things I outlined in my previous post.

However on shared PCs and ones I don't use particularly frequently (such as my old backup laptop that used to host my website) I have MSE installed because it's free, easy to use and is very difficult of other users of the PC to break.

Oli
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09 May 2010   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Nothing can be traced as the best ... every program has its own ups and downs. The most important thing is what do you want from it . It may be designed as it captures every suspects ... and thus kills some good non malicious programs ; or otherwise it may behave liberally ... but through that gap a malicious thing may come out.

I think the two polar cases are the same bad ... It should properly discriminate between malicious and non-malicious files. There are two AV programs that satisfied me ESET NOD 32 and AVAST.
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09 May 2010   #7
Wicca

 
 

whats your view on kaspersky
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09 May 2010   #8
amigo max

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, # Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Well, It depends on what u use, if u download a lot of stuff, u might need a strong detection level, If u r not very much worried about viruses then any freeware will do, I have been using Avira since i got my first laptop, and even before that my parents used Avira, I use the freeware version and its the best for my needs. Give it a try if u dont mind
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09 May 2010   #9
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wicca View Post
i am asking on your solution and why you think it is the best i have kaspersky but
in this forum people dis it
Kaspersky Internet Security is notorious for having an extremely low Virus detection rate, something Niemiro (Vista Guru over on VF) will pay testament to.
It performs very well in on-demand, proactive and dynamic tests. I have never seen anyone claim that it has low detection rates before.
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09 May 2010   #10
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wicca View Post
whats your view on kaspersky
It is like a watchdog ... dont allow anybody to pass , whether it is malicious or not .
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