Firewalls and AntiVirus

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Brandrune, Aug 26, 2009.

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Do you use an AntiVirus?

  1. Yes

    143 vote(s)
    85.6%
  2. No

    24 vote(s)
    14.4%
  1. Brandrune

    Brandrune MDL Addicted

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    Hello Guys,

    Hope your enjoying Windows 7 as much as I am. I was thinking last night "Do I need an AntiVirus?". So I woke up this morning and ran two vms with same specs and no programs installed but one with AVG Internet Security and one without. I recorded times such as startup, loadup times for notepad and calculator and finally how many Internet explorers could I open before a crash.

    The non-AV VM surprised me by leading all the way through the tests. So my question is. Do we really need an AntiVirus or are we careful enough for ourselves?

    This question is intended for IT Experts, Technical Experts and anyone who understands computing in a very expert way.
     
  2. rien91

    rien91 MDL Novice

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    #2 rien91, Aug 26, 2009
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    It would be naive not to use one. Even though you might be so careful. Maybe that nice website your friend's telling you about might contain some form of malware, you never know for sure ;-)
     
  3. Brandrune

    Brandrune MDL Addicted

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    What do you use? Anything that isnt laggy?
     
  4. Gonzakpo

    Gonzakpo MDL Member

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    My opinion is that, if you like visiting sites like this one, you should defenitely use an antivirus. By "sites like this" I mean sites with tons of cracks and loaders to download hehe.
     
  5. Lenmaer

    Lenmaer MDL Addicted

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    If you don't cary about the contents in your HDD and are happy with formating everytime, you don't need one.
     
  6. Searinox

    Searinox MDL Junior Member

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    Symantec Endpoint Protection Corporate 11
    COMODO Firewall(avoid the antivirus)
    NOD32 4.0 + a very simple registry crack

    And voila permanently activated security software! And yes they DO run together fine, no conflicts. Just add C:\ProgramData\Symantec\SRTSP\Quarantine to NOD32's exclusion list. NOD doesn't like Symantec's quarantine.
     
  7. Gonzakpo

    Gonzakpo MDL Member

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    Comodo+Nod32 should be enough. You are wasting resources.

    In my case, I use Eset Smart Security. I like to have everything (firewall+antivirus) integrated in one program.
     
  8. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    I use Nod32 SS. Also have used Kaspersky Internet Security. Both run really well on win7.Also use Malwarebytes as a on demand scanner.
     
  9. rien91

    rien91 MDL Novice

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    Don't make this a "I use this suite blabla" topic, rather stay on topic: Do we really need an AntiVirus or are we careful enough for ourselves?
     
  10. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    Too right, sites other than mainstream are all a possible danger. Not talking about this site, but i would not feel as safe without them, whether they truly are 100% effective, they are better than just us, picking for ourselves, as people are very devious,a s we all know to our costs.
     
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  11. Malcom

    Malcom MDL Novice

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    In my notebook with Windows 7 RC i use the AVG Free Antivirus, ciao

    Malcom ( Italy )
     
  12. vash9

    vash9 MDL Novice

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    ESET NOD32 AntiVirus 4.0
     
  13. yaluza1967

    yaluza1967 MDL Member

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    Eset nod 32 4.x x64 and Eset Smart Security Bussiness x64 on WS2008 R2, no crack, just find a key on website nod123.cn when keys expire
     
  14. W7advanced

    W7advanced MDL Novice

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    Yes you do need one, when you are browsing internet. I really need one because i connect my laptop on different networks (work-related)
     
  15. TOMBO COMBO

    TOMBO COMBO MDL Junior Member

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    SANDBOXIE FTW

    and avast pro, It just works and is fast
     
  16. Brandrune

    Brandrune MDL Addicted

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    Thanks guys, I value these comments. Of course I need protection but I haven't tried all avaliable AV's. Which is the least CPU/RAM gobbling and just does its job.
     
  17. 2centsworth

    2centsworth MDL Senior Member

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    Sandboxie and fsecure or Kaspersky (multiengined av products preferably)...as long as sandboxie is working correctly, you have the best protection available for 32 bit windows web browser based exploits and malware....imho.
     
  18. Gonzakpo

    Gonzakpo MDL Member

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    Eset Smart Security 4 FTW!!
     
  19. yaluza1967

    yaluza1967 MDL Member

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    Nod is not greedy, especially if you do not activate the anti-malware, which overlaps with windows defender and firewall as that of windows except for WS 2008 R2 where i use Eset Smart Security .
     
  20. tommy_vercetti

    tommy_vercetti MDL Member

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    Hey dude, care to share the Reg Key and does it work for 7 as well


    Thanks
     
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