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Old October 19th 09, 06:21 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
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Default free security software?

What is the most recomended free security software for vista
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Old October 19th 09, 08:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
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Default free security software?

Avast http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html, Windows Firewall and
Windows Defender will do the job for you.



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Old October 19th 09, 08:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
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Default free security software?

Avast http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html, Windows Firewall and
Windows Defender will do the job for you.



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Old October 19th 09, 09:29 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
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Default free security software?

Microsoft Security Essentials.

http://www.microsoft.com/security_es...s/default.aspx

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Old October 19th 09, 09:29 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
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Default free security software?

Microsoft Security Essentials.

http://www.microsoft.com/security_es...s/default.aspx

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Old October 19th 09, 11:37 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
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Default free security software?

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What is the most recomended free security software for vista



Panda Anti-Virus (www.pandasoftware.com)

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Old October 19th 09, 11:37 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
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Default free security software?

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What is the most recomended free security software for vista



Panda Anti-Virus (www.pandasoftware.com)

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Old October 19th 09, 11:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
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Default free security software?

"Richard G. Harper" wrote in message
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Microsoft Security Essentials.

http://www.microsoft.com/security_es...s/default.aspx

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What is the most recomended free security software for vista




This also supports Windows 7.

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Old October 19th 09, 11:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
Michael D. Ober
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Default free security software?

"Richard G. Harper" wrote in message
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Microsoft Security Essentials.

http://www.microsoft.com/security_es...s/default.aspx

"slarke" wrote in message
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What is the most recomended free security software for vista




This also supports Windows 7.

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Old October 20th 09, 08:53 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
NT Canuck[_2_]
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Default free security software?

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What is the most recomended free security software for vista


Simple, it's all in the OS already.

1. use the Windows firewall (3rd party may work
but make sure they have their own support/forum).

2. keep the OS uptodate with MU (Microsoft Updates..auto)

3. read and send all email in plain text (may require different email)

4. do not open attachments period...unless explicitly
expecting one in plain text or zip from a known source.
Also send 'on demand' not automatic...save some folks.

5. set browser without cookies, no scripting, no Java, no flash.
(session cookies tolerable..but not all obey conventions)

6. do not click on anything you don't "know" where it's going.

7. use an A/V but not actually so important if you followed above.

8. do not install anything off the web not necessary...drivers
only from manufacturer site, same with software.

9. don't kid yourself, no A/V or spyware/Trojan blocker
gives your computer or OS any actual 'immunity'.

10. if you don't follow the above, nothing will be good enough.

The Windows MSSE isn't too bad, not really much worse
than the others for free or paid (none of them confer any
actual immunity...some are downright ransomware).

Times are changing and threats online and off are
accelerating at rates both in numbers and complexity.
Not just a little bit...at rates that no single application
or manufacturer can even pretend to deflect or capture.

Make sure you keep the keys/data to enable any
purchased software (also copy of software) on
a backup CD or "disconnected" hard drive, also
do same for any important data/office/business
programs and letters/email. Nothing is immune.

'Seek and ye shall find'
NT Canuck


 




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