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Discussion in 'Software' started by Odinn, 14 Oct 2010.

  1. Odinn

    Odinn Member

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    hi guys, just after a bit of info on internet security etc. i am running bit defender anti virus and using windows firewall. is that enough? do i need a 3rd party firewall or is windows built in one ok?
    Also should i have anti malware and spyware software, i think that bitdefender sorts that out but i know alot of other people use seperate anti malware tools.

    Your advice would be appreciated :D
     
  2. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    My security setup at the moment:

    Avast Antivirus Free for AV
    Spybot Search & Destroy for malware protection
    Common sense for clicking on stuff.

    That last point is the biggie for me. One of my Facebook mates posted on her wall about a free downloadable Super Mario remake. Now, while it seemed quite like her to do this sort of thing, and I promptly went to the Rapidshare page, I did ask her "Is this legit, or has something posted this up?" before opening the file. Antivirus wasn't picking it up, so I thought it was all clear. Turns out I was right to be suspicious, though - her computer was infected and rampaging across her Facebook profile.

    Her damage - 30 minutes of LiveCD scanning and deleting.
    Mine - 30 seconds of being wary.

    The best antivirus in the world is between your ears. ;)
     
  3. Draksis

    Draksis New Member

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    I use Windows essentials and firewall. don't really need anything else mainly cause I also follow MaverickWill's advice that you should think before you click.

    and theres the bonus of not having to worry about false positives from essentials deleting windows system files :p
     
  4. Booga

    Booga Cuppa tea anyone?

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    MSE
    Windows firewall
    Malwarebytes

    avoid Limewire, Pr0n and links in emails guaranteeing increased girth.
     
  5. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Latest Windows + Microsoft Security Essential + a router, is all you need for a good protection. Windows Vista/7 firewall is no joke, and allows you to control inbounds and outbounds, by port, service, or programs.
     
  6. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    Former and latter yes, never had any problems with the other, :D :thumb::eyebrow:
     
  7. Coltch

    Coltch Member

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    Main PC. - Avast, Malwarebytes, Windows firewall

    Laptop. - Nothing (bar the built-in firewall in Fedora)
     
  8. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    I really like netlimiter.. on top of it's firewall it let's you control the bandwidth per app or per computer.. using it in windows 7 now

    http://www.netlimiter.com/
     
  9. seanbean

    seanbean Certa Cito

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    +1 here - no issues.
     
  10. Wicked_Sludge

    Wicked_Sludge My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

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    AVG and Spybot here. no problems on 5 computers over 6 years so far.
     
  11. Booga

    Booga Cuppa tea anyone?

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    Me either if you know where/what you are doing ;)
     
  12. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    +1, I don't have any 3rd party AV software installed and yet I've managed to keep my computer clean (or at least I haven't noticed any form of infection).
     
  13. dave454

    dave454 New Member

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    windows firewall is usually enough to do the job with a free antivirus, i used avira myself with malware antispyware aswell, you can avoid many dogdy links and files by not goin on dodgy sites or anything like that. if it anything looks suspicious just dnt click it.:cooldude:
     
  14. Weekly_Estimate

    Weekly_Estimate Gives credit where its due

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    having not used anything before and just hoping for the best...

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    epic!?
     
  15. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    ahh, but just because you havent noticed an infection, doesn't mean you dont have one.

    that's like saying i am going to have sex without a condom, i wont spread any diseases cos i haven't noticed i have one
     
  16. storm_technology

    storm_technology New Member

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    I use AVG, MalwareBytes, and ZoneAlarm. All good software and all free
     
  17. wolfy

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    i use avast, better safe than sorry. But as long as ur sensible you should be fine
     
  18. herbs

    herbs Nobody but us chickens

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    I use geswall it's good and will block most stuff downloading like spyware from doing damage.
     
  19. Snaver

    Snaver What is a dremel..

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    Built in windows firewall should be suffient, plus if you have a router as well it should block most attacks.
     

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