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Windows 7: Is MSE as good as the free Avast or Avira?

20 Dec 2011   #21
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

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However if i had to go with one i will definitely choose avast because of its extra features as well as it will not give you annoy popups like avira nor it will slow down browsing speed like mse.(its strange but its true that mse slow downs browsing speed a bit}
It doesn't slow down browsing for me.
Me either. But I suppose it could depend on the persons exact setup.


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20 Dec 2011   #22
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

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However if i had to go with one i will definitely choose avast because of its extra features as well as it will not give you annoy popups like avira nor it will slow down browsing speed like mse.(its strange but its true that mse slow downs browsing speed a bit}
It doesn't slow down browsing for me.
Neither do i notice anything or it must be in the range of 0.2 seconds and who cares about that. All this fetishism of speed. If something is faster it really does not matter
if it is by 1 second on, say, 5 seconds in total (when browsing).
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21 Dec 2011   #23
tony22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm trying MSE and SpywareBlaster, along with MAMB which I've always used. Hey, like I said before I'd been pretty safe over the last ton of years with nothing. Assuming I don't lose my common sense I'm hoping these additions will be strong enough to fill in the gaps.
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21 Dec 2011   #24
GamePlanner

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

As i said earlier mse had not too much impact on system as well on browsing speed but if you open images websites you will notice that it takes a second more to view images in compare to avast and avira
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21 Dec 2011   #25
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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As i said earlier mse had not too much impact on system as well on browsing speed but if you open images websites you will notice that it takes a second more to view images in compare to avast and avira
Evidence? Or just subjective and anecdotal?
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22 Dec 2011   #26
GamePlanner

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

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As i said earlier mse had not too much impact on system as well on browsing speed but if you open images websites you will notice that it takes a second more to view images in compare to avast and avira
Evidence? Or just subjective and anecdotal?
Will provide Image soon as possible.
(had to install mse/avast/avira on vm}
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22 Dec 2011   #27
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

No rush. Am subscribed to the thread.
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22 Dec 2011   #28
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GamePlanner View Post

However if i had to go with one i will definitely choose avast because of its extra features as well as it will not give you annoy popups like avira nor it will slow down browsing speed like mse.(its strange but its true that mse slow downs browsing speed a bit}
It doesn't slow down browsing for me.
Me either. But I suppose it could depend on the persons exact setup.
doesnt slow down my browsing when i use firefox anyways i like MSE works fine for me has caught a couple intruders in my system and removed them so till further notice i'm fine with MSE
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22 Dec 2011   #29
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
The days of FREE AV software from 3rd party vendors IMO are numbered. Corporate protection on large company LANS is another issue but why would any 3rd party vendor spend large amounts of time (and money) in "Cracking Windows" to code their protection software and keep huge databases up to date with the latest viruses / trojans etc without getting paid for it.

MS - who actually have the source code of Windows would seem the best people to be able to protect their own OS plus also have resources large enough to regularly update the product (MSE) and database definitions.

In any case the BEST protection is YOU THE USER in safely surfing and NOT GIVING AWAY PERSONAL INFORMATION.

In spite of all warnings etc there are cases every day of people giving away Bank pin numbers etc by replying to bogus emails such as "Please verify your password and account information" -- and they wonder why there's no money left in their account.


Cheers
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