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Windows 7: AVG 9 Internet Security v Microsoft Security Essentials

11 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 
AVG 9 Internet Security v Microsoft Security Essentials

Which is better? I have AVG 9 til 2018, full version, but I'm considering MSE. Which is better? Which do you use?


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11 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If it's working for you, it doesn't matter too much what everyone uses

Personally I use MSE as on access, with MBAM and Hitman Pro for on demand.
AV comparatives has some good info...
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11 Dec 2010   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

I use different AV's on different machines. If I were you I would update AVG, or use MSE.

MSE is a lightweight av that is sometimes plagued with false positives. (btw I use it)



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11 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You might want to read this regarding avg.
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11 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for all the info guys. I am actually subscribed to the newsletter from AV Comparatives.
And that's unfortunate to hear about AVG 2011. I still have the version before that installed (9, I believe) and haven't bothered upgrading to the newer version - which is probably a good thing, now that I read that thread.
I think I'm gonna install MSE on my netbook (and uninstall AVG from it) and if it goes well, I might make the jump to do it on my primary desktop as well.
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11 Dec 2010   #6
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Re the link to the article above.

Remember BAD NEWS IS ALWAYS GOOD NEWS.
Lets burn some witches while we are at it before the sky falls in & pigs fly.

There are millions of people using AVG who have no complaints & will continue to use it quite happily.
All AV software has glitches at times regardless of what people say.

If you are happy with AVG thus far why change?
I use AVG Anti Virus Pro on 3 laptops & would NOT switch to MSE .

Edit - yes I have the "dreaded" AVG 2011 version on one lappy - updated daily with NO problems.
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12 Dec 2010   #7

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Re the link to the article above.

Remember BAD NEWS IS ALWAYS GOOD NEWS.
Lets burn some witches while we are at it before the sky falls in & pigs fly.

There are millions of people using AVG who have no complaints & will continue to use it quite happily.
All AV software has glitches at times regardless of what people say.

If you are happy with AVG thus far why change?
I use AVG Anti Virus Pro on 3 laptops & would NOT switch to MSE .

Edit - yes I have the "dreaded" AVG 2011 version on one lappy - updated daily with NO problems.
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16 Feb 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
MSE is a lightweight av that is sometimes plagued with false positives. (btw I use it)
All I know is I had no problem running MSE - no viruses either. Can't tell light weight from heavy weight prevention. But stable perfomance and confidentuality are issues that are on my mind since my email was hacked three months ago, and for a long while I kept getting "Not Responding" message.
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16 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

IMHO The best antivirus is one you never notice (unless theres an issue)
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