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Windows 7 built in antivirus

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by davids355, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Did anyone else know that windows 7 has built in antivirus? - it's branded as windows defender still, but Microsoft say that its actually Microsoft security essentials and is a fully fledged AV!
     
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    I never trust anything related to security inside any version of Windows.
     
  3. srinu0812

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    Microsoft Security Essentials is good up to some extent. But I prefer using a third party PAID anti-virus for complete protection.
    I have been using Kaspersky Internet Security for the last 5 years and never had a problem.
     
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    Windows Defender is obsolete and replaced with Windows Security Essentials. You must download and install MSE to replace Defender.

    MSE is better than nothing but not good if you like to frequent porn sites and such. Kaspersky will CYA much better and a license can be used on 3 different computers. Set up your renewals just after Black Friday and you'll always pay 50% less for an annual subscription. I renew all mine between Nov 15 and Dec 1 for half price.
     
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    Yes, but it still does not provide efficient protection, and they even advise you to install 3rd party AV anyway.
     
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    Windows 8's builtin antivirus is quite nice... however windows 7 doesn't come with actual working antivirus...
     
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    The only stable Windows OS is XP but I'm using 7 cause I had to get a laptop when my machine crashed and burned. Windows is buggy that's why it's called WIMP. Never trust anything from Microsoft. Use 3rd party antivirus program like Kaspersky, AVG, or others.
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Oh yea I meant windows 8 :)
     
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    I m using ESET Smart security its pretty good :)
     
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    well, in this case is totally different. the built in antivirus of win 8 is a true antivirus and it is almost reliable. It is not as good as a top brand avg though, but if you don't do anything stupid with your pc it should be safe. however, don't use it if you use scrapebox or similar softwares, as they will encounter a lot of bad sites.
     
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    Please check this post, It might help you understand it better

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blackhat-lounge/556979-do-you-really-believe-free-antivirus.html
     
  13. zerofoxtrot

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    Microsoft Security Essentials is crap, check out their latest "virus research" results. Extremely bad score. If you want a free antivirus solution I would recommend avast! Free Antivirus. For paid, I would get Kaspersky Internet Security 2013. Windows 8's integrated security is pretty good though.
     
  14. davids355

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    Your saying security essentials is crap but win 8 av is good - win 8 av is security essentials;-)

    To be honest though, I've seen virus's stay beneath the radar of mcfee, Symantec corporate, kaspersky, so none of them are perfect.
     
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    I doubt that it's a good thing, but I don't even use anti virus.
     
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    Me neither :) if I ever get a warning from av, it's only to tell me that my pcs fuc***. Well, if my PC is fuc*** I don't really need av to tell me:)
     
  17. zerofoxtrot

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    There's no single trace of Microsoft Security Essentials on my Windows 8. It's still called Windows Defender here. But I wasn't referring to the actual antivirus security, I was referring to the new safety precautions like SmartScreen. :)
     
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    I know, but if you go try and download security essentials, you get a message saying, defender is the same as SE.
     
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    There AV in my opinion is no good. I have had viruses on my computer that just turn it off very easily,
    and other AV programs where used to get rid of the virus.
     
  20. Raffy

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    Microsoft security essentials is plenty sufficient in my experience as long as you aren't installing questionable .exe files. If you're really concerned about viruses just run Ubuntu.
     
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