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Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by carsten888, Jun 21, 2010.
win 7 firewall/anti-spy-malware good enough, or do I need an alternative firewall/anti-spy-malware?
The level of Firewall/anti-virus protection is directly related to the type of sites to which you expose your system. If you consistently go to dangerous sites, you may want to use something a little more specific to the type of infections that might be encountered. I would say for most folks, the Microsoft stuff is enough if you allow MSE to do periodic scans. There could still be situations arising that might need additional help. If I do encounter additional problems and my basic protection cannot handle it, there are other utilities that can be brought to bear to help.
MSE comes highly recommended for a free AV solution. You can check out the test results at: AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Welcome to AV-Comparatives.org Comodo offers a free firewall which has a few more features than the Windows 7 firewall.
both are doing a good job and if your modem/router got a hardware firewall it will be plenty nuf. Just do, from time to time, a full malware scan to be able to pick up everything.