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View Poll Results: Which security for windows 7?
Kaspersky 2010 IS 3 17.65%
NOD32 IS 0 0%
Avira 9.0 IS 1 5.88%
Bit Defender 2010 IS 0 0%
Norton IS 2010 4 23.53%
Windows firewall and windows defender with a purchased antivirus 1 5.88%
Windows firewall and windows defender with a free antivirus 3 17.65%
Other, please state in post 5 29.41%
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Old 10-25-09, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default Windows 7 Security

I know there are quite a few 'which security suite is better' threads, but with the new versions from the top companys being released and mine running out soon (im currently running Trend Micro 2009 internet security), i was thinking what are peoples views on the newest popular security suites.

I have used Trend Micro for the last 2 years and think i would like to try something else. As im running Windows 7 is it worth me getting a security suite or would an antivirus be sufficient enough running alongside windows defender and windows firewall ?

ATM im leaning towards Kaspersky IS 2010, reason being is that in past windows the windows firewall hasn't been too brilliant and im a little dubious to test it myself. Also take into consideration that my rig is used mostly to play games.
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Old 10-25-09, 05:19 PM   #2
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For the longest time I used nothing as I was using 64-bit Vista. But with more and more systems using 64-bit OS's I'm afraid it's time to start using security software again.

Currently I'm using Norton 360- but only because I got it free from work. It seems to work rather well, doesn't bog my system down and doesn't seem to interfere with anything I do. So naturally, I'll recommend it. Though, honestly, I don't have a lot of experience with alternative software. I've been rather fond of Trend Micro for some time, and if I were to go out and buy something it'd probably be them.

I'd say you'd be happy with either- Norton 360 or Trend Micro Internet Security. Either way, I'd go for the full suite. I'm not sure I trust Windows Defender nor the Windows Firewall all that much.
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Old 10-25-09, 05:25 PM   #3
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Old 10-25-09, 05:32 PM   #4
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I use common sense, seems to work 99% of the time. If it doesn't, format reinstall up and running in 30 minutes.
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Old 10-25-09, 06:00 PM   #5
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Avira free AV & Windows firewall.
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Avira free AV & Windows firewall.
FYI- free AV is free for a reason.
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It's just as good as AV you pay for, dude. It's just the previous version as a rule. I paid for BitDefender for years, but after installing Avira it actually some infections BD had missed. I am meaning to look for a better firewall though. Just not got round to it.
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It's just as good as AV you pay for, dude. It's just the previous version as a rule. I paid for BitDefender for years, but after installing Avira it actually some infections BD had missed. I am meaning to look for a better firewall though. Just not got round to it.
And paying customers get updates sooner than the ones using the free version. So you're right to a degree... same as the one you pay for... only you're last to receive updates.

Though, honestly, if you use common sense when browsing then you're probably fine with just using a free utility that you trust and Windows Firewall. As I said before- only reason I'm using Norton 360 is cause it was free for me.
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Old 10-25-09, 07:18 PM   #11
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Windows Firewall and Avira AV has worked great for me for years so no need to change with Windows 7. I have Windows Defender running but I really don't trust it all that much for spyware. My common sense has kept me safe from spyware so far but if I had to run something I would download Malwarebytes Anti Malware and maybe Adaware.
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