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I'm planning the move to Windows 7 (32-bit) and was wondering if I need to research more on security software and other utilities.

Basically, I'm wondering if the software I used on XP is still relevant for Windows 7? Or should I be researching for Windows 7 specific tools?

Right now I use:

  • Avira
  • a-squared
  • Malwarebytes
  • SUPER AntiSpyware
  • Sandboxie
  • CCleaner
  • Defraggler

Is this good enough for now? Or should I be looking into some other tools?

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No, those are all fine, although you'll probably need newer, windows 7 compatible versions of some, due to the increased security features (Relative to XP, anyway, it's a step down from vista!)

You can get these off their respective websites, so everything's shiny, cap'n, not to fret.

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What you said! :) – user3463 Nov 12 '09 at 16:56
Thanks! This will make the upgrade process a little less stressful :) – Ken L. Nov 12 '09 at 18:28

I agree with both the responses. I would suggest to get Microsoft Security Essentials on windows 7.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks! I'll definite check that out :) – Ken L. Nov 12 '09 at 18:29

My only suggestion - find out if each is compatible with Windows 7. The kernel is different, the security is different.

CCleaner and Defraggler definitely work, but the newer versions preferably.

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Will do! Thank you! – Ken L. Nov 12 '09 at 18:30

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