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security on W.7


sunnystaines

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what firewalls, AV, spyware are you running on W7

Have you found any with unsolved issues.

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tigertop2

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I had previously reckoned PC Tools offered a good product. It still is good but I have changed all my 7 PC's to Windows Security Essentials. Why? because I can now detect the greedy hand of Symantec coming through on the sales side. I was recently asked to renew my PC Toools Registry Mechanic for £39 a year. Exactly the same product is available on reputable web sites for around £13 and that covers 3 PCs . This is the sort of thing that I think is now going to permeate PC Tools sales philosophy and I am not prepared to put up with it. previously tjhey had offered me quite reasonable deals If they had offered to renew my existing Registry Mechanic for a reasonable amount they might not have lost all my business.

MS Security Essentials is fine for what I need ansd allied to one or two other safeguards it works smoothly and efficiently

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Technocrate

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make use of uac in windows 7 it provide more security than other

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anskyber

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I use the free Microsoft Security Essentials, it works perfectly.

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Strawballs

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AVG works well

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buteman

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Can Windows Defender be deleted or are we stuck with it the same as Vista.

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ol blueeyes

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I tried Panda Anti-Virus from the suggestion Page of MICROSOFT after installing it on 3 occaisons MICROFT did not recognise it and they said I should go elsewhere.
Well if it a'int no good why recommend it.
But then that's MICROSOFT>

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laurie53

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Zone Alarm doesn't work, nor do they seem very interested.

After many years they've lost me.

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sonyboy

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I have to agree with tigertop2 on the PCTools issue.I was always a big..big fan of Peter Nortons' programs ..then along came Symantec and screwed them with the "deep hooks into the registry" stuff ..I have long since decided that Symantec will have a job on getting my support back.The PCTools suite does run very sweetly on Windows 7 ..Lets' hope it stays that way eh?

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tigertop2

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I have PC Tools 2009 package on 4 Windows7 PCs . all work just fine although you would be wise to turn off Windows Defender as it may conflict with PCT at some time.

My only concern is that Symantec have bought out PCTools. If Symantec start mucking about with it I shall look elsewhere

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Pine Man

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I'm using AVG Free, Spamfighter and SpywareBlaster in addition to the Windows firewall. I have turned off Windows Defender. All work perfectly.

Norton UAC will NOT work with Windows 7 but I understand that it is possible that one will be developed.

Windows UAC is still a bit of a nuisance and I cannot understand why Microsoft didn't give it a memory like the Norton version.

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