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  1. #11


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    Its forbidden to talk about sum types of advantages on this forum…
    Last edited by averchat; 07 Dec 2012 at 17:15.

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  2. #12


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    Win 7 / Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by averchat View Post
    Its forbidden to talk about types of advantages on this forum…
    .........
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  3. #13


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    Win 7 & Win 8


    Downloading torrents, windows defender deletes malware…
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Windows Firewall.
    One thing I do miss is the easy program control of ZoneAlarm where you just could tick/untick a program. I liked the way ZA asked you if a new program could access the Internet.

    Windows Firewall seems very complicated to me.
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    In all windows never had problems with firewall…
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by aceron View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Windows Firewall.
    One thing I do miss is the easy program control of ZoneAlarm where you just could tick/untick a program. I liked the way ZA asked you if a new program could access the Internet.

    Windows Firewall seems very complicated to me.
    I haven't really looked at Win8 firewall. I assume it is much like that of Win7--which, yes, if you are concerned about outgoing, then Windows firewall is not manageable by most users. But, really one is pretty darn safe to just protect against incoming with a firewall--which is totally easy with Windows firewall. Windows firewall has always done a great job on incoming. Just use common sense on outgoing.
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  7. #17


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Windows Defender. It's like MSE, but preinstalled and baked in. And free.
    Yep!
    This is all you need and works flawlessly.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by mbratch View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Either AVG or Avast, I use AVG with Windows Firewall.
    I'm still looking to gain understanding why people are using AVG or Avast, etc, instead of Windows Defender, which comes with Windows. Just wondering what the advantage is.
    Yes, Windows Defender is sufficient for the basic security but I am using third party program for the peace of mind, I wander around carelessly so have to be more cautious
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    Or you can try kingsoft antivirus 2012 program. New antivirus program and totally free. Works in windows 8 but disables WD. I have been testing it for a month and I really like it.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8


    Just discovered that ZoneAlarm have now combined an AV with their firewall software for Windows 8. Comes in free and paid versions.

    Free ZoneAlarm Antivirus and Firewall Protection
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