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Windows 7: Windows Essentials Security???

24 Oct 2012   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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I think most of us on here use MSE. I've used it since it was a beta and it has not let me down....no virus's since it's implementation.
I'm considering trying it out. Is it simple to set in "scan only" mode? I don't like system wide prophylactics. But it's always nice to have another manual scanner that works well.

I just don't want to bother installing if it's going to insist on "shield" mode.
The idea of an AV is to block viruses, not just remove them after the fact. MSE has such a small footprint, you won't notice it running, even on a RAM starved machine like a netbook.


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24 Oct 2012   #12
Rockrz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

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The pro version is a RAM hungry program....
Is there a way to schedule it to run scans at night (when I'm not using the computer) so it can use all the ram it needs and this not be a problem?
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24 Oct 2012   #13
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This article will explain how to set up and schedual MSE (btw, I'm not calling YOU a dummie) Installing and Running Microsoft Security Essentials - For Dummies

If you feel like you'd want to change Anti-virus programs, then you'll need AVG's "uninstall" tool.
AVG:
http://www.avg.com/us-en/utilities
AVG Remover (32bit) 2012
AVG Remover (64bit) 2012
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24 Oct 2012   #14
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Yes you can schedule scans anytime you want. On my test W7 x64 machine, MBAM Pro averages 75mb of RAM while surfing the web. It has a URL scanner and it monitors programs too. That may or may not be "RAM hungry" to some, but on my 2gb test machine, it matters.

If you do add MBAM Pro to your arsenal, make sure to set up both MBAM and your AV to work together. You need to exclude the process of each program in the others exclusions list. Some say you don't need to, but if it were me, I would do it. That way you lessen the chance of any conflicts of having both programs run in real time.
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24 Oct 2012   #15
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
I think most of us on here use MSE. I've used it since it was a beta and it has not let me down....no virus's since it's implementation.
I'm considering trying it out. Is it simple to set in "scan only" mode? I don't like system wide prophylactics. But it's always nice to have another manual scanner that works well.

I just don't want to bother installing if it's going to insist on "shield" mode.
The idea of an AV is to block viruses, not just remove them after the fact. MSE has such a small footprint, you won't notice it running, even on a RAM starved machine like a netbook.
I know what the idea is. But I don't like the idea. It's like taking a shower with a raincoat on. So I take it the answer to my question is no.
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24 Oct 2012   #16
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

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I know what the idea is. But I don't like the idea. It's like taking a shower with a raincoat on. So I take it the answer to my question is no.
If you don't want real-time scanning then just turn it off in the options...
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24 Oct 2012   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

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The pro version is a RAM hungry program....
Is there a way to schedule it to run scans at night (when I'm not using the computer) so it can use all the ram it needs and this not be a problem?
The Pro version of MBAM is the only version that provides real-time protection and can be set to run on a schedule.

The Pro version also offers automatic updates.

It's $25 for a lifetime license, but you can usually find discount coupons online. Newegg sells it for about $13 2 or 3 times a year.
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24 Oct 2012   #18
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
I know what the idea is. But I don't like the idea. It's like taking a shower with a raincoat on. So I take it the answer to my question is no.
If you don't want real-time scanning then just turn it off in the options...
Thank you. That's all I was asking. Some programs don't always like you to set them how you want. They want to run how they want. If it was the latter I didn't want to bother.
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24 Oct 2012   #19
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You can set MBAM to manual in "Services".
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24 Oct 2012   #20
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I've been using the free MBAM for years. A very nice scanner. Also I recall going on their forum and the developers being very responsive to the users. Very helpful and open to feature requests.
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