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Windows 7: Newbie question on MSEssentials

12 Jan 2011   #1

Win 7 home premium 64 bit
Newbie question on MSEssentials

I've just started using Win 7 home prem 64 and Microsoft Security Essentials. I have not tweaked any of the generic MSE settings, so I'm using a Quick Scan, not a Full Scan.

My wife and I are on the web a lot of the time, but only for general web surfing, email, etc. We don't game or look at videos, but we're serious about electronic safety and security and privacy, so I would like to know if a Quick Scan is good enough.

What are the differences, and which should I use?

Thx in advance.


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12 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

Quick scan scans the most common files and folders where malware might reside. A full scan scans all files and folders and therefore is more thorough.
I suggest you to use full scan once in one or two mounts.
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13 Jan 2011   #3
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro

It wouldn't hurt to add Malwarebytes to your system and running a full system scan with it once a week or more.

Also, common sense prevails if you want privacy on the net. What you choose to put out there, stays out there for all to see.
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13 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

For even safer browsing, check out Sandboxie.
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