Windows 7 Firewall - Good?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by JerryM, Nov 27, 2009.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    My daughter just bought a laptop with Windows 7 and Trend Micro as the AV.
    I am not confident of Trend Micro, although I don't know much about it.

    I have a licenses for Avira Premium, KIS 2010, and FSIS. I am thinking of her using Avira and the Windows firewall. Would that be a good set up without a lot of pop ups?
    Thanks.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
  2. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    Yes, the windows 7 firewall is "good".
     
  3. Zetelo

    Zetelo Registered Member

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    Give her a KIS ;)

    Seriously, I don't think she'd have any problems with these softwares. Just give her one, she'll get used to it ^^

    Btw: Girls PCs are less likely to catch infections, because they don't visit pr0n sites as often as boys :p
     
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    o... this is toooo true... :oops: but Win7 Firewall is more than enuff for any Home PC. but out of the 3 software that u have, FS IS is by far the best choice, easy to use with few options but enuff to get the settings to what u want, light on resources and includes a firewall that isnt very noisy and pretty good detection. its the overall best choice for ur situation.
     
  5. JerryM

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    Thanks, All for the advice. She is trying to get it set up now, and will call me later. She is in FL and I am in NM.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
  6. Saraceno

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    If she keeps trend micro, make sure you install malwarebytes anti-malware and run it once a week.

    Has a free version, but you'd most likely have to show her how to update and run a quick scan.
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/

    Or even easier, install Hitman Pro (free to scan for an unlimited number of times - 30 day licence to remove once it is activated) and check the box for it to run at startup, which should only take a minute or so. If malicious files are found, you can then activate the 30 day licence. If you like what it does, the licence is cheap to buy for the year.
    http://www.hitmanpro.com

    If you find that you're coming across trojans trend is missing, change to something more reliable as realtime protection and easy to use like Nod32 ( http://www.eset.com/ ) or prevx ( http://www.prevx.com/ ). Your daughter would find these easier to use and much much lighter on the system.
     
  7. Saraceno

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    haha. But all those facebook, twitter links and msn rogue invites, I'd say that evens things out. ;)

    Jerry, if you're after a program which auto-quarantines no questions asked, panda cloud antivirus seems to be improving, especially with version 1 released and positive feedback in recent times. It auto-detected a couple of worms for me, which I had to go in and notice later, otherwise I wouldn't have known. I've been installing it on some novice users' systems, along with hitman pro on startup, and showing the user to do a MBAM scan once a week.

    And pbust from panda is always replying in the cloud thread everyday. Once the file is downloaded, it's installed. Same thing with hitman pro, no settings or changes needed. https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=257881&page=11
     
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  8. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Thanks, I'll see how things are working out.
    Regards,
    Jerry

     
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