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rocky

We bought a new notebook for my wife's use. It has win.7 x64 on it which I have no experience , our desktop is win. 7 x32 with DefensWall. If I could get some advice on how to secure this I would really appreciate the help. In the meantime I not even going to open it. Thanks
 

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You have experience of using software compatible with Windows 32-bit, look for ones that are 64-bit compatible. Shadow Defender? Sandboxie? Bufferzone Pro?

Edit: Toolwiz Time Freeze works on 64-bit too.

Else,
Standard UA + UAC + "Antivirus" + Windows Firewall
Admin UA + UAC + "Antivirus" + Windows Firewall

I would prefer using something like Chrome, since everything is packed in one, unlike Firefox (separate Flash Player + extra service for updates) - but it's up to you.

Remember to create a System Image and Recovery Disc, to DVD or USB. And update IE to v9 (or 10), even if you don't use them.
 

jamescv7

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Hello :)

Since its a pretty new notebook then we must know your preferences if you prefer free or paid.

Also knowledge there must be capable the way its protecting in a system.

Second opinion of scanners is generally helpful when an AV missed on detection.

Malwarebytes and Hitman Pro are capable enough others are more from emergency kit situation.
 
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rocky

I should have given you more information. It is amd dual core with just 4 gigs of memory to start with. She will use it on the internet, banking and home book keeping. One thing she is concerned about is disabling the webcam she doesn't want it.The main difference between this and our desktop will mainly be one user. Free or paid is fine, protection is more important. Thanks again!
 

jamescv7

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Hmm... seems adding those sensitive information must put in a safe password manager like Lastpass or Keepass is capable enough. :)
 
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ok, so she will be the main user doing mostly banking.

1- the cheap but secure way

Microsoft Security Essential + Windows Firewall + UAC enabled : free, light, non-intrusive, harassment free.

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Sandboxie free (review here: http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Review-Sandboxie): browse in an isolated environment.

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Zemana Antilogger Free: encrypt the keystrokes so if data are leaked the attacker can't read them.


2- the paid way

Kaspersky IS : has lot of banking feature but a bit heavy on some system.

Avast IS (review here: http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Review-Avast-Internet-Security-v7): has Safezone ( an isolated banking environment with secured browser) ; lighter than KIS.
 

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I'm using Zemana AntiLogger Free, the icon changes from green to dim to indicate whether the active application is protected, also no conflict with it alongside Avast - although I installed avast after Zemana.
 

McLovin

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My thing would be depending on if your a novice user or your an advanced user. I would use MSE and the Windows Firewall, only from what I see in your config.