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Security for Windows 7 operating system.

Nov 24, 2019 7:49AM PST

I am still using windows 7 operating system and using Microsoft security essentials to secure my computer. How I can upgrade my security system?

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Let's cover what most security breaches are.
Nov 24, 2019 10:13AM PST

So far and discounting the bad old days say up to a decade ago and even now the security problems have been user induced.

1. Installing trojans, malware, ransomware. There is NO single solution to this one as all it takes is for the antivirus suite to not know about the new thing.

2. All the items that I've seen to date were caused by the PC owner. The owner went out of their way to find a CRACKED APP or a PLUGIN REQUIRED TO WATCH PRON and BLAMMO, the PC is infected.

As such my view is to upgrade the security we upgrade the users.

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Antivirus
Nov 26, 2019 8:51AM PST

Which paid antivirus software gives more security?

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There are reviews and tests.
Nov 26, 2019 9:29AM PST

So the "more security" changes each month.

However the best security remains to be us. How and what we do trumps any security suite.

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Paid antivirus
Dec 1, 2019 7:36AM PST

Although using paid antivirus is luxury to me but I am seriously thinking of using one. In my country, I have visited some sites and selected one at lowest price. Hope it will work.

Moderator Note: Link was too spammy or just spam and disabled. Please folk if you like Eset, just write that.

Post was last edited on December 1, 2019 8:45 AM PST

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Security for Windows 7 operating system
Dec 2, 2019 10:38PM PST

You can secure your device even if you are using windows 7 , but you need to watch you activity online.
-Do not visit bad sites
-Use secure browser like firefox with addons for protection
-Use good antivirus like Kaspersky
-Do not send any info about you or your system to any one even you know
-Try to use linux beside windows ( recommended to use linux Mint )

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Usual precautions
Jan 14, 2020 1:10AM PST

If you want to upgrade your security, you must also move on from Windows 7. The continuous updates and support are important to keep your system from being vulnerable. If you decide to stick with it, I guess that really isn't upgrading... you can still follow the usual precautions on this such as an antivirus, anti-ransomware tool, backups, strong passwords, but save for Defender (maybe not Defender anymore although should be okay for 8 and 10) and constant OS updates. Prevention is still better than cure.

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Well one thing to consider once
Jan 22, 2020 12:45PM PST

MS stops supporting there OS which MS did last week. The AV software companies follow close behind. The best security is safe browsing as most attacks are caused by users clicking on something

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