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#1 Plumber

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 04:11 PM

Hi all,I installed Windows7 and dual boot with XP Pro.Is it safe to assume that I need to install all the spyware and virus programs to Windows7.Another words,should each OS have it's own programs,Tony.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 04:31 PM

Hi Plumber.

Yes. Each install is like a different computer and must have its own protection, it is starting from scratch again.

I found that SuperAntiSpyware would not run on Windows7 (don't know if they have fixed that yet), but I put MalwareBytes on with Win7 and it works fine. I use Avast, WinPatrol and ThreatFire successfully on Win7.
You could check out your Device Manager to see if any drivers need updating as well.

I really like Win7 and will be installing Ultimate on all my computers over the next few days. Have been running the RC since June and found that I hardly ever booted back to XP since then.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 05:07 PM

Thanx for the quick response,I installed Ultimate and like it so far.I noticed when I scanned XP with MS Security Essentials it scanned all my partitions.Don't know if I should install that on 7.Thanx again,Tony.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:13 PM

Can't comment on that as I don't use it, but it is like everything on your computer - try various options and keep the ones that work for you.

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 09:44 AM

Avast, AVG, Avira, MS Security Essentials, Norton all work ok. So does, I assume, Rogers (ISP) 'free' antivirus software.
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