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Windows 7: Internet security

18 Jun 2010   #1
jma20a

windows 7
 
 
Internet security

I am a happy owner of a new Asus K50. i got it from bestbuy and it had trend micro on it for a free 3 months. the 3 month trial expires on a few days.

my question is: what is a good affordable internet/ anti virus program to run with windows 7? i was told that kaspersky would be the best for a $30-$40 price range.


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18 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jma20a View Post
I am a happy owner of a new Asus K50. i got it from bestbuy and it had trend micro on it for a free 3 months. the 3 month trial expires on a few days.

my question is: what is a good affordable internet/ anti virus program to run with windows 7? i was told that kaspersky would be the best for a $30-$40 price range.
How does free sound? Microsoft Security essentials is as effective as Kaspersky and uses less system resources. It also has the added benefit that it does not make your computer crash


Ken
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18 Jun 2010   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jma20a View Post
I am a happy owner of a new Asus K50. i got it from bestbuy and it had trend micro on it for a free 3 months. the 3 month trial expires on a few days.

my question is: what is a good affordable internet/ anti virus program to run with windows 7? i was told that kaspersky would be the best for a $30-$40 price range.
How does free sound? Microsoft Security essentials is as effective as Kaspersky and uses less system resources. It also has the added benefit that it does not make your computer crash


Ken
Along with zigzag's suggestion us MS firewall, SuperAntiSpyware, Malwarebyte anti Malware, and what's nice they are all free.
But the Best AV is you..... Be careful where you go and what you open!
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18 Jun 2010   #4
jma20a

windows 7
 
 

so the built-in security system will detect any viruses and male ware and everything that the current security does. micro trend had blocked web sites that it sees to posibly be harmfull, i haven't seen anything from the microsoft security.
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18 Jun 2010   #5
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jma20a View Post
so the built-in security system will detect any viruses and male ware and everything that the current security does. micro trend had blocked web sites that it sees to posibly be harmfull, i haven't seen anything from the microsoft security.
I have not had one bit of problem with those I mentioned in the previous post!
Make sure you do your weekly backups and scans and watch where you go and you will be fine.
Run into any problems check back in with us and someone will get you back up and running..
Have a great and safe week-end.
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18 Jun 2010   #6
hackerman1

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jma20a View Post
I am a happy owner of a new Asus K50. i got it from bestbuy and it had trend micro on it for a free 3 months. the 3 month trial expires on a few days.

my question is: what is a good affordable internet/ anti virus program to run with windows 7? i was told that kaspersky would be the best for a $30-$40 price range.
you dont have to buy anything.

there are several FREE antivirus-programs available, MSE, Avast, Avira, MBAM, a-squared-free....

some threads with a lot of info, all you need to know is in those:

What's the Best Anti-virus?

What's the Best Anti-Malware?

Free Software Firewalls for Windows 7

also take a look at my signature....

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) has performed very well in all tests ive seen, and i have my eyes on several "testing companies like A/V-comparatives & VB100 etc.
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18 Jun 2010   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jma20a View Post
so the built-in security system will detect any viruses and male ware and everything that the current security does. micro trend had blocked web sites that it sees to posibly be harmfull, i haven't seen anything from the microsoft security.
"micro trend had blocked web sites that it sees to posibly be harmfull'

You might try to believe in why the sites are possibly harmful ... what sites is TrendMicro blocking?
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19 Jun 2010   #8
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Microsoft Security Essentials is free.

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
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19 Jun 2010   #9
hackerman1

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Microsoft Security Essentials is free.

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
have you read the previous posts above ?

MSE has already been mentioned, more then once...
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21 Jun 2010   #10
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I agree with the above posts about using MSE and Windows firewall. Also Malwarebytes and Super Antispyware. I have also recently learned that you should be operating from a standard user account and not from an admiistrator account. All these things plus using UAC will help keep you safe. I am also behind a NAT enabled router with built in firewall. According to GRC Shields Up tests, I don't exist to the outside world. You can check this out at www.grc.comThese are my results. I couln't get the whole screenshot, but all my ports are this way.


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