av with win 7 64?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by the dummy, Jun 25, 2010.

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  1. the dummy

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    I was reading a thread yesterday on the internet, and what was being discussed was win 7 64 being secure enough so as to not need a anti-virus or sandboxing of some kind, is this true?
     
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    the dummy, I moved your thread to this forum to gain more exposure.

    Perhaps offering a link to the information you read, might help Wilders members respond to your question.
     
  3. justenough

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    Yeah I would be interested in reading that thread, since I have dropped all real-time AV's. Keeping the Sandboxie, though.
     
  4. the dummy

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    If i can remember where i found it, i will post here.
     
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    No sandbox or Av? Of the two I only use the Av and I have 64 bit so my answer would be no as I haven't read any such thing .
     
  6. dr pan k

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    perhaps the thread was reffering to no more than MSE and firewall. Hard to think that no security at all is enough for 7-64.
     
  7. the dummy

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    I think they were saying, if you lock down your browser, lua, dep, srp, and maybe something else that would be all that would be needed.
     
  8. codylucas16

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    If you set up applocker, DEP, Windows Firewall and Windows Defender up all correctly you don't really need any extra security for Windows 7. I ran the setup for a good 2 months (even browsing some less than safe websites) and did not get any infections.
     
  9. the dummy

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    How do you set up the firewall and defender correctly? I thought they were on or off apps?
     
  10. codylucas16

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    Well defender can be left on normal. But set up the firewall to block outgoing connections then manually setup policies for everything.
     
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    Many thanks, headed there now.
     
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    the dummy, you're welcome! Take care.
     
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