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Windows 7: Can MSE co-exist with another Virus product?

17 Dec 2009   #1
Sagegrp

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Can MSE co-exist with another Virus product?

Interested in MSE.

Question - Can MSE run while other products run? i.e. Norton Antivirus and Superantispyware.

or do you have to remove them before installing MSE.




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17 Dec 2009   #2
neeraj

Windows 8 CP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sagegrp View Post
Interested in MSE.

Question - Can MSE run while other products run? i.e. Norton Antivirus and Superantispyware.

or do you have to remove them before installing MSE.


yes...!!

MSE can be used with any product..!
i'm also using MSE with NOD Smart Security...
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17 Dec 2009   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

why would you want to? MSE should be enough for anti virus. Having more than one could cause conflicts and use up resources unnecessarily.
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17 Dec 2009   #4
Sagegrp

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thought I would run MSE with other programs to test it out first. Then I would remove the others.
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17 Dec 2009   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sagegrp View Post
Interested in MSE.

Question - Can MSE run while other products run? i.e. Norton Antivirus and Superantispyware.

or do you have to remove them before installing MSE.

If your question is if you can have two installed at the same time the answer is, yes. There are some exceptions, however.

If your question is should I, the answer is an outstanding no.

There are a few instances, of not even being able to download a second A/V, until one is removed, due to conflicts.
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17 Dec 2009   #6
Sagegrp

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sagegrp View Post
Thought I would run MSE with other programs to test it out first. Then I would remove the others.

Yes that was the answer I was looking for - Thanks
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17 Dec 2009   #7
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

MSE & Avira-free works together.

also, MSE warns you during installation if it detects another Antivirus-program that cannot be used together with MSE.

but itīs NOT recommended to have 2 Antivirus-programs running....
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17 Dec 2009   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
hi !

MSE & Avira-free works together.

but itīs NOT recommended to have 2 Antivirus-programs running....
Sagegrip, thats what we have been saying.
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17 Dec 2009   #9
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

SuperAntiSpyware or MalwareByte's Anti-malware will run with MSE.
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17 Dec 2009   #10
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

a-squared (a2) antimalware works together with antivirus-programs, fx. MSE.
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