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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials Protects Against What?

18 Jan 2013   #1
PCSecurityGuard

Windows XP Home Edition
 
 
Microsoft Security Essentials Protects Against What?

Does Microsoft Security Essentials protects against what is in the picture plus Unknown Threats?




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18 Jan 2013   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Nope. Not all of them. You must use Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer along with MSE for optimum protection.

P.S.: Browse/download safely and you'll never come across any viruses.
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18 Jan 2013   #3
Borg 386

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

Remember, no AV is 100% effective. As Dinesh stated, a layered approach using Mlawarebytes as well as common sense is a important factor.
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18 Jan 2013   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Super AntiSpyware (SAS) is another free weapon to add to your arsenal besides MSE and MBAM. This one goes mostly after tracking cookies, etc. and will often pick up nasties MSE and MBAM missed.

Dinesh's advice about browsing safely is dead on. A good application to help with that is Web of Trust (WOT). It will advise you if a website you are going to is safe or a known danger.
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19 Jan 2013   #5
azasadny

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Good advice here. I run MSE and MalWareBytes Pro on my PC's and they are complementary technologies and protect without bogging down my PC. Good luck!!
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