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Windows 7, Kaspersky IS 2010


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#1 mremski

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:34 AM

As the title says, I've got a Dell running windows 7, with Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 on it. I realize there is overlapping functionality with Windows Defender and Windows Firewall, the basic question is what pieces of "security" would you allow the 2 products to do? Let Kaspersky do the firewalling and antivirus and Defender do the spyware stuff? Or just turn off Defender completely and have Kaspersky handle it all? Yes, I let everything update daily.

I still have a good bit of time to run on the Kaspersky license (I'm not averse to paying for stuff even though I'm a BSD/Linux/Unix guy), so I'm not looking to replace it (yet), just looking for opinions on making it run better.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:36 AM

Defender doesn't conflict with anything but it's also not a great product. You could keep it for real time protection and also use Malware Bytes and Superantispyware as on demand scanners. Does Kaspersky come with a firewall?

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:58 AM

Does Kaspersky come with a firewall?

Yes the Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 product is a full suite that includes a firewall component.

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#4 mremski

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 03:38 PM

As Mr Animal says above (but cats aren't animals, they're just evil :) Kaspersky IS has firewall, antivirus, proactive "runtime" security all kinds of things. The question was mostly out of curiosity (as stated, I'm a "not a Windows guy").

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 06:21 PM

If Kaspersky come with a firewall, you should probably turn off Windows Firewall.




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