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Do you plan to use third-party antivirus and firewall?

View Poll Results: Do you plan to install third-party antivirus and firewall?

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  • Third party antivirus, Windows 8 firewall

    30 17.96%
  • Windows 8 antivirus, Third-party firewall

    5 2.99%
  • Third party antivirus and firewall

    44 26.35%
  • Windows 8 antivirus and firewall

    88 52.69%
  1. #111


    Interesting - and thanks!

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  2. #112


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    this is only 1 report , the first on I get on Google, may be it's partial to certain vendor, may be not, you have to Google and read few of them to have a better idea
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  3. #113


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    The native Windows firewall and MSE were adequate protection for my Windows 7 installation so I will run the native firewall and Windows Defender on my Windows 8 installation.
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  4. #114


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
    The native Windows firewall and MSE were adequate protection for my Windows 7 installation so I will run the native firewall and Windows Defender on my Windows 8 installation.

    it's what I do too, because I have secure habit. all my software are paid for and come from secure place. I don't even install Java in one of my PC if it's not absolutely necessary, like on my accounting pc as example.
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  5. #115


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
    The native Windows firewall and MSE were adequate protection for my Windows 7 installation so I will run the native firewall and Windows Defender on my Windows 8 installation.

    it's what I do too, because I have secure habit. all my software are paid for and come from secure place. I don't even install Java in one of my PC if it's not absolutely necessary, like on my accounting pc as example.
    I also don't install Java but I run it manually (kept jre folder) all needed java programs refer with shortcuts to the jre folder.
    Using Eclipse IDE works very well. This is secure since only chosen programs are allowed to run since no Java is installed. Browser plugins are default unavailable with this method and no applets run.
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  6. #116


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
    The native Windows firewall and MSE were adequate protection for my Windows 7 installation so I will run the native firewall and Windows Defender on my Windows 8 installation.

    it's what I do too, because I have secure habit. all my software are paid for and come from secure place. I don't even install Java in one of my PC if it's not absolutely necessary, like on my accounting pc as example.
    I don't have any programs installed that require Java so I don't have it installed either. I also believe that using good old common sense while surfing the web helps to prevent most infections, and Windows firewall and MSE have done a good job of taking care of the rest, so far.
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  7. #117


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    I have a software to control my train layout that need Java, but this PC is not connected to the web
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  8. #118


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    What's the issue?
    There are Java programs that can run offline but others require web connectivity.
    If there is an external database involved, then internet/network connection is required.
    But if all you need can be found locally on your machine, you should be able to run it just fine.
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  9. #119


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    No issue, I just don't want JAVA in my PCs. Why install something that will bring more risk if I don't need it, Never ear of Java Exploit ?
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  10. #120


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    No issue, I just don't want JAVA in my PCs. Why install something that will bring more risk if I don't need it, Never ear of Java Exploit ?
    I've heard of the issue but since I also don't install Java, I never had issues.
    And we have virtual machines for many reasons. Java testing can be one.
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