Computer Security

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by akritasge, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. akritasge

    akritasge MDL Member

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    Hi to everybody

    I would like very much to know your opinion about Microsoft Security Essentials and whether the combination of Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Defender and Windows Firewall can offer a satisfactory degree of protection.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. yro

    yro MDL Senior Member

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    if you are advanced user and if you know your system,you can use MSE with the Microsoft Firewall and be carefull with some sites and some jokes... but if you are noob, than never trust Microsoft security utilities only.

    In this case i recommend you the Kaspersky Internet Security or Eset Smart Security.

    In my win7i use KIS withou problems. But ive been testing the MSE fo a wile and i realylike this free av..
     
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  3. ffcloud2000

    ffcloud2000 MDL Member

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    MSE actually replaces Defender.. when you install it it disables the service but yea i've been using MSE on all my computers and seem to do the trick.. on Legal copys of win7 at least
     
  4. FABIGUI

    FABIGUI MDL Member

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    Before I use Kaspersky, but since a knew about MSE I start to use it and left Kaspersky. Works fine "light" with out problem if your copy of windows is original no problem, but if don't windows disable it.
     
  5. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    Use a standard user account + UAC + MSE + Windows Firewall and u a're pretty safe.
     
  6. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    #6 Dolorous Edd, Feb 7, 2010
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    This is what I use, works for me. MSE, windows firewall, mozilla with adblock+ AND, this is probabaly the most important, NOSCRIPT. I also use a program called mail-washer, it allows me to check, view and even reply to email without ever downloading it to my computer, I use it like an email client and the only time I use Thunderbird is to actually save an email so I have it as a record.

    The most problems I see come from installing junk software that does nothing but slow down your system, installing warez or malicious websites that install activeX or java components that harm your system.

    I use an administrator account but have been thinking about using an admin account.

    EDIT: I just changed my account to standard user and now I receive warnings every start-up when search everything and xfire try to start. Anyway to give the programs permanent permission to run on a standard account?
     
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  7. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    @Dolorous Edd: What warning do u receive?
     
  8. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    That the publisher is unrecognized. happens on search everything (awsome search tool) and xfire.
     
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  9. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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  10. lostpassword

    lostpassword MDL Member

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    What an amazing tool Everything is - just found it by chance reading this thread. I hate the Windows 7 search tools and have been looking for an alternative.
     
  11. akritasge

    akritasge MDL Member

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    :) Thanks all of you for your time to answer.