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Windows 7: MS Security Essentials

17 Mar 2015   #31
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

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I've gotta believe that Avast, Panda and others offer the same protection without sucking system resources.
Avast and Panda are both currently having significant bug problems. See reports on the net and on this forum (in other sections). Panda is bricking drives and Avast is eating up drive space.

MSE has a decent rep; not high on AV tests, but generally free of compatibility, resource, and bloat issues. Offhand, I can't recall anyone having a problem with it hogging the CPU, but you may have a legit complaint.


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17 Mar 2015   #32
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Saying mse is no good is like saying windows defender in 8-8.1 and now 10tp is no good,
They are essentially the same.

To each his/ her own with mbam premium mse is fine.
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17 Mar 2015   #33
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

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MalwareBytes is safe to use ?

A friend thinks use but fears he may remove system files or programs ?
MalwareBytes is a good program. I haven't ever heard anything bad about it.
Agreed. Whether used as pure scanner or for real time, it won't remove any sensitive files or programs, that is unless they need to be removed I suppose
I'm not sure I'd go that far. Memory must be in short supply. It wasn't that long ago that MBAM deleted all the system files in a botched update.
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17 Mar 2015   #34
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep about once a year mbam throws a bad update out to the public just like Panda did recently
That's why it's best to turn off auto quarantine in any third party program
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17 Mar 2015   #35
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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I've used MSE for years because of a recommendation from Sevenforums which seems like eons ago. Since installation I've never had one problem with viruses, trojans, etc and MBAM has never detected anything that may have slipped through. That said, my system runs very sluggish at some of the most inopportune times. In running Process Explorer during those sluggish times MSE is always at the top of the processes list for CPU usage. If I disable "Monitor file and program activity..." then the system runs smoothly again.

I'm here to read opinions on what other AV/AM programs people use because I can no longer stand the slow response times of my system while MSE is doing its thing. I've gotta believe that Avast, Panda and others offer the same protection without sucking system resources.
Hey, another Zonie! Hi from Tempe!
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