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Windows 7: microsoft security essentials

03 Feb 2010   #1
tapuz

windows 8.1 pro
 
 
microsoft security essentials

first of all thanks for one of the best furoms out there, i've been through a few and this is by far the best/

could be a simple question, but i could not afirm it.
does "mse" scan snd protect in coming emails ?

and is there any reason to use any other av program ?

thanks again to all of you who have helped in the past, and of course in the future.


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03 Feb 2010   #2
Agent Zach

Windows® 7 Home Premium SP1 [x64]
 
 

No, it does not.

BUT, it will scan all the emails when it does a scan.

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There's no need to scan email, only attachments and that is done by all modern antimalware programs as the files are written to the PC file system.

All of the major AV vendors have been telling their customers for several years now that 'email scanning' is no longer necessary, it's a holdover from the early days of AV programs when Microsoft hadn't yet created the API (Application Programming Interface) sets that allow the AV programs to scan a file before any user access (including email programs) is allowed.
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03 Feb 2010   #3
tapuz

windows 8.1 pro
 
 

proxic, thanks for your knowledge on the topic.
what i do not understand though, once i received a email that crashed my outlook, was able to get outlook going only by quickly deleting that email right when i opened outlook, i do not remember if i had to go into safemode. is this my misunderstanding, and there was really a different problem ?
thanks again
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03 Feb 2010   #4
DWFII

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I hope I cab piggyback on this discussion...

I run AVG on my XP computer and MSE on the Win7 box.

I recently upgraded my AVG installation and started experiencing severe daily crashes...where I would get a blue screen informing me that Windows was shutting down to protect the system.

I believe I have tracked it down to a scheduled 'quick scan" that was initiating at 12 noon every day.

Once I disabled that scan the crashes stopped...so far.

My AVG is set to expire in about thirty days and so...

My question is: I see that MSE will work with XP as well as Win7. Is it sufficient? Is it as capable as AVG? I realize those might be considered two different questions but bottom line I'm wondering if there is any reason to re-subscribe to AVG when MSE is available?
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03 Feb 2010   #5
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I would run MSE and then regularly scan adware using one of the popular antimalware software.
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03 Feb 2010   #6
DWFII

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
I would run MSE and then regularly scan adware using one of the popular antimalware software.
Is malwarebytes a good one? That's the one I have right now?
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03 Feb 2010   #7
Juxhin

Windows 7 X86
 
 

Well malwarebytes is a good antispyware but you need another primary antivirus software , malwarebytes alone cant protect you egnough. MSE its good but i dont trust it very much cause its a free Antivirus i would recommend
ESET NOD32 Antivirus , Avira , Norton or any paid antivirus. As for free Avira and Avast are pretty good
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03 Feb 2010   #8
JordanJP

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Juxhin View Post
Well malwarebytes is a good antispyware but you need another primary antivirus software , malwarebytes alone cant protect you egnough. MSE its good but i dont trust it very much cause its a free Antivirus i would recommend
ESET NOD32 Antivirus , Avira , Norton or any paid antivirus. As for free Avira and Avast are pretty good
Well everyone to their own opinion, however paid doesn't always mean "better". Currently my ESET Smart Security subscription is about to expire in month, when it happens I may purchase another subscription or look into free alternatives such as :

Firewall AntiVirus Software Free Download from Comodo

and/or

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/


Again it all boils down to personal opinion, but nevertheless my NOD32 is excellent !
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03 Feb 2010   #9
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

I remember reading that Eset is extremely hard to remove. Either way, MSE is all you need. Any other anti-malware apps are necessary if your PC has been compromised.
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03 Feb 2010   #10
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Been using MSE for sometime now... I would also recommend malwarebytes for the first few scans (can also run along side of MSE with no issues)... Been testing Avast along side of MSE lately and must add no issues there as well... The reason I suggested malwarebytes as it detected 2 viruses on a new installation that MSE missed... GL
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