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Windows 7: MS Security Essentials vs AVG

12 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
There are the obvious reasons that it's fast, lightweight and simple to use. However, personally what I like most about MSE is that it feels like a part of Windows 7. Other third-party AV's don't integrate so well with Windows.
I agree MSE is great!

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12 Jan 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium - 32-bit Version

I think I just got my reason to try MSE. I just tried to start AVG, ad got the following:

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12 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64

I have seen countless problems with AVG. Problems installing it, uninstalling it, blocking websites, false positives, memory leaks, and just about everything else.

That's why I use MSE; I have yet to see a single issue with it.
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12 Jan 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition

AVG was at one time a great free av option, however over the past couple of years it's really started lacking. the market for av software is pretty competitive and you will see that the leading choices change as each software option experiences it's up's and downs. i'd like to see mse continue to do well and i think it can, microsoft is able to give great programs like this away because it can recoup the cost in other areas.
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12 Jan 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fantail View Post
Want a reason?
Had to work on my daughters PC because my ex was using it and got some kind of trogan phoney enterprise suite virus collection onto it, nice. Avira would not install, Avast would not install, AVG failed, MSE not only installed but cleaned the system and the portable drive. That's all the comparison I need.
One thing that does puzzle me a bit is how MS can roll out MSE and not piss off other vendors by consuming their business.
if microsoft included the product with windows they would end up in anti trust court again, as a free digital download not much can be done about it. i'm sure some of the companies don't like it but what are they going to do stop developing for ms systems, highly unlikely. besides there are plenty of people that still think norton ans symantec and various other off the shelf av solutions are the only available options.
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13 Jan 2010   #16

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Datalyss View Post
I think I just got my reason to try MSE. I just tried to start AVG, ad got the following:
Hello Datalyss, This download will correct the error you are getting with AVG
C++2005 Redistributable is needed for it to run.

But all things aside go with the sound advice given by others & give MSE a try
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