After goggling a lot of hours for a security too to be used with windows 7 I've found many kind of security wholes including virus, warms, threads, spyware, ad aware, Trojans, ...etc plus a need for a firewall as well.
so please give me a break and tell me what tool to use because every review telling XYZ software is the best ... and it vary from website to another.
So what shall I do? Also does the free solution is good enough or not?
Best Answer +BudMan , 19 October 2013 - 13:54
"plus a need for a firewall as well."
It has a firewall built in.. I can assure you my install is clean, and i am not even using the internal firewall, its off - since my local network is secure with no hostiles on it, etc. Are you not behind a nat router/firewall? What is local to your machine that you need to firewall against? Or let me guess you think you should get asked every single time you run something if it should be allowed to access the network.. Dude if you didn't want it to do what it does - why did you run it in the first place? If it bad file -- you ran it, its too late already what is the firewall going to do?
I just use MSE (microsoft security essentials) Good enough for my needs - only thing it has ever really warned me about is security tools
If I have concerns about some exe I might want to run, I scan it with online totalvirus for example. And if concerns about a file would only run it in a sandbox, etc.
So not sure what you want a break from - yeah your going to get different reviews about different applications or tools from different websites.. Many of them depends on who paid them more, etc.
As to your threats - those are going to be there no matter what OS you run, its just the OSes that have the largest market share are targeted the most.. This only makes sense when creating such code.. Do you right your code to work on 5% of the planets PCs or do you write it to work on 80% etc..Go to the full post