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Old 04-05-10, 09:12
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Default Windows 7 - Best Malware-Prevention??

On Windows XP Pro I have been using Malwarebytes anti-malware. is this a good one for Windows 7 or is there something better?
I am using AVAST 5 for virus and realtime scans....

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Default Re: Windows 7 - Best Malware-Prevention??

You are doing fine. For more info check this thread.
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=44525

Good/safe computing habits are paramount for safe - guarding your PC.

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Default Re: Windows 7 - Best Malware-Prevention??

I would say stick with Malwarebytes. It serves me well.

Also, I use Avast! on my computer for constant protection and it's been a good thing for me.
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ok.
thanks folks. Just wasn't sure if these things actually were ported properly to win7

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Question Re: Windows 7 - Best Malware-Prevention??

one more question: did you guys who are running Win7 UNinstall Windows Defender, or just turn it off?
seems it is entangled with Win7 to a degree it did not enjoy in XP...
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On my machines it's running.TBH you can turn it off. It's never warned me of any thing. Avast and Avira always flagged files and rogue sites. But then that's in my case.
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Old 04-05-10, 12:22
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ok.
i turned it off.

my experience with that animal on XP Pro was not good. consumptive, erratic... i was never sure if it actually worked or was just taking up otherwise precious resources. unfortunately on the Win7 machine it doesn't even appear in the add/remove programs list. I didn't know it was there until it started hammering my hard drive, then I went snooping for it.... No "uninstall" applet to be found.
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Being a service integrated into Windows starting with Vista, it is only recommended to disable it.

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