windows 7 and antivirus and firewalls

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by winterlord, Aug 23, 2009.

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  1. winterlord

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    hello, i have been looking around specificly at comodo andonline armor for firewall programs and for anti-virus nod32 and aver. however i cant seem to find any known goosd antivirus or firewall , that is compatable with windows 7.

    iv tried a bunch and no luck. only norton works but i dont really like norton. anyone know of any other reall good programs that will work with windows 7?

    thanks
     
  2. BG

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    Just check my sig. No slow down or crashes. :)
     
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    Why doesn't Comodo work for you?
     
  5. dell boy

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    can anyone explain to me what this windows 7 firewall control is, i looked and it doesnt explain exactly what it does, is it the firewall from w7? and what are the advantages over normal windows firewall?
     
  6. Kerodo

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    It's basically a GUI for the Windows Firewall, makes it easier to use.
     
  7. Victek

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    Currently I'm using Avast and PrivateFirewall 6.1 on Windows 7 RC1 x86 (32 bit). Both are freeware, and I'm not having any issues with compatibility. Symantec did recently release a build of NIS2009 which is supposed to be Windows 7 compatible. FWIW, I like NIS a lot better then Norton 360.
     
  8. winterlord

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    i hav'nt tried comodo yet but im about to. i just have tried a bunch of stuff already, and i don't like the stuff that builds up in the registry after trying so many things and dont want to have to instal to much to test it out.

    also i use windows 7 x64bit so it's even that5 much harder to find good working programs expecialyy for new software. right now im using norton but before i get rid of it im tryin to figure out what would be best. so i come here to see who might of used what for windows 7 and if it works.
     
  9. winterlord

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    1. ok, thanks BG few questions though will pervx and microsoft essentials really work for keeping your pc safe from viruses. would it do just as good of job as NOD32 or Avira or better?

    also on the firewall, i think i want to check out Online Armor or Comodo, assuming if it can get it to work. but will definatly look into privatefirewall.

    2.and one last question. would running microsoft essentials and Pervx conflic with each other if it found a virus? i know it use to be you could only have one virus scanner running at one time or it would miss viruses, or at least that is what iv always thought?

    and as far as programs slowing down a pc, im not to worried about that given i have a core i7 prossecor :D but im always willing to sacrafice speed for security. i don't need to go overbaord just been awhile since i researech security protection tools.

    3. oh and one last thing what is best to scan for rootkits? will pervx cover it.
    iv used unhackmenow , but on start-up it seems like its warning me for 15 files that so far seem to be windows 7 files.
     
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    I use now only DW, Prevx and Winpatrol:

    Vista Laptop: Defencewall, Prevx, Winpatrol Plus, Windows defender+firewall+UAC+LUA+DEP

    XP workstation: Defencewall personal firewall 3.0 (beta), Prevx, Winpatrol Plus

    Defencewall personal firewall 3.0 is great!

    DW PF 3.0 + Prevx, what a combo! Should be wonderful for Win7 too!
     
  11. dell boy

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    your asking about x64 rootkits, but im sure i read somewhere that it is immune to rootkits? o_O or atleast untill they produce rootkits that can bypass the kernal patching, if someone more knowledgable can help out here.
     
  12. BG

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    I didn't know DW worked on Win7 64bit?
     
  13. Creer

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    DW doesn't support 64-bit systems so far.
     
  14. BG

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    Ok ...I got mixed up by winterloards other post right below this one. :rolleyes:
     
  15. winterlord

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    lol, all good bg. iv been posting a bit :D

    and hellboy, interesting i hav'nt looked into it much but thats a good question is x64bit immune to rootkits?


    definatly somethin id like to find an answer to. for i really like lots of ram.
     
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    I don't know about "immune", but there is a feature in x64 called PatchGuard which theoretically protects the kernel better then the x86 OS. There's a long thread about it here - just search on Patchguard to learn more then you ever wanted to know :)
     
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    Patchguard can already be circumvented. But MS also requires that drivers be digitally signed so that makes it difficult for malware writers. Also 64-bit only has a small marketshare right now so its not an attractive target. When it does become an attractive target, there were speculations on this forum that malware writers may use vulnerabilities in drivers in existing products to do their bidding. I dont think there are any rootkits out there in the wild for 64bit, but I may be wrong. It would be nice if someone could clear this for us.
     
  18. winterlord

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    sounds good will check it out
     
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    With Windows 7, the default firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials will be all you need for bullet-proof security. Lighter is better.
     
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    I haven't seen any reports of Vista SP2/Win7 having Patchguard circumvented but at this point in time the Win7 firewall and MSE seem to be the best route to take. When November rolls around you will probably see a lot more possibilities.
     
  21. winterlord

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    i seen microsoft security essentials but it is in beta and is closed. was all i could find, so theres no way to download it. unless there calling it something else?
     
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    The Windows 7 firewall should do - if you need a GUI interface, Windows7 FirewallControl will provide it. The other antivirus/malware solution is Microsoft Security Essentials. Both are free.
     
  24. winterlord

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    one more thing i want to add to this is, i never felt safe with the notion of free firewall idk just always figured the better products where supported since companies never do stuff for free there is always a cost somewhere or a benifit. like microsoft they give free security partialy in part because they have become huge targets for botnets ect. the botneck that messede alot of there systems up several years back as an example.


    moveing on, i have tried outpost firewall and though it seems and looks good, omg is it a nightmare for online subscription based games, and chat clients aka yahoo. need to get rid of it so im still searching for a decent x64bit firewall :)
     
  25. firzen771

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    for me Avast is working great on windows 7.
     
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