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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 3:11 am    Post subject: Windows 7 RC Security issue's Reply with quote

Wow Interesting.

I installed the windows 7 RC on my mac and removed it in less then 1 hour.

Windows 7 Security problems.

I find it funny m$ releases a beta for people to try and look at bugs and how to fix them and yet they failed to include that windows 7 doesn't currently have a working virus scanner.

all though you can install AVG it doesn't work in windows 7.

Wow i am not about to get some windows malware spyware virus ware on my mac thank you.

Good job another epic fail m$

maybe in rc2 they will fix it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kaspersky has a windows 7 beta with a 6mo. trial.

Also try ESET version 4.x I believe it works in windows 7 as well.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm running AVG with Win7 with VirtualBox and not having any problems.

AVG runs on:

    * MS Windows 7
    * MS Windows Vista
    * MS Windows XP
    * MS Windows 2000

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once installed, Windows Defender will have an alert in the taskbar, telling you there is no virus protection installed. It'll direct you to a page with links to about 8 different virus scan programs, most of which seem to be free. I went with McAfee, since that's what's installed on my other computers.

I had no problems with the install, and after looking at a couple of them, they all seem to be free trials, of varying lengths (i.e. 30 days for Norton, free during pre-release for McAfee, etc). Pick one you like and download/install it, should take less than an hour (to download, install, and initial scan).

Also, take this for what it is, it's a FREE, pre-release evaluation version of the new OS, not the final retail copy. There could be bugs, errors, and serious stability issues (although the previous beta was surprisingly problem-free for most users). This is for you to use, enjoy (or hate) and evaluate...you're getting a top of the line OS for free, they're getting your valuable feedback and troubleshooting...hopefully both sides benefit. You don't HAVE to use it, it's an option. They've made it very easy to choose and install security software from various 3rd parties, all of which are set up for Windows 7, and all of which look to be free of charge (initially, at any rate, although virus scan software is fairly cheap regardless, often free after rebates or close to it with the big 2, Norton and McAfee).

They're giving away the OS (or at least the use of it for a year), and making it cheap and easy to secure with 3rd party software. There are a fair amount of built in security features with Vista and 7, quite a bit more than with previous versions of Windows. The fact that it doesn't include the security software pre-installed shouldn't be held against them since this isn't something they're selling at retail, and Windows users have always selected their own security software through 3rd party vendors.
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