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Choosing Security Programs

By uny2bld
Jan 1, 2014
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  1. Hello, I purchased a 3 year subscription to Kaspersky for all our computers. I wanted to make sure we were completely secure so I downloaded MalwareBytes as well but I've heard great things about Windows Defernder also... can I install and run this program as well or will there be conflicts with the other two?
     
  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,852   +184

    Yes you can. It never hurts to have more then one Malware program.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,317   +239

  4. uny2bld

    uny2bld TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the replies. Is Windows 7 and Windows Vista the same thing? Strange question I bet but I still have the manufacture stickers on the computer which says "Windows 7" but when I went to install Windows Defender, I got a popup message saying that "Windows Defender is already installed on Windows Vista"...

    anyway, I have Malwarebytes and it caught a bunch of stuff... are all those other programs really necessary? holy cow...
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,317   +239

    They're different Operating Systems & yes, Windows Defender comes with both of them. I have both Vista & W7 & I have windows defender disabled on both. I use the programs I mentioned on both machines & no hassles.
     
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,374   +167

    One point of note: It's helpful to have more then one anti-Malware program available on your system BUT you should only have one providing "real-time" protection. The others are to be invoked "on-demand" when needed.
     
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  7. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,852   +184

    There is know need to install a bunch .Just use the one malware program you have. Install spyware blaster. Leave windows defender on. If you set your security in your browser for third party cookies not to be accepted. Plus run a good antvirus and firewall you should be fine. I have not any spyware for a long time. I check my computer once a week.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,317   +239

    I believe the built in firewall on both Vista & W7 is good enough. I don't use a 3rd party firewall on either. But to each their own.
     
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  9. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,852   +184

    :) Yes windows 7- 8 firewall is good enough. Even better if you are behind a good router.
     
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