Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell64
Hallo Reluttr, If you are happy with MSE i would stick with it.
It is highly recommended by many of our reputiable members.
The only other thing you may wish to consider is an on demand scanner such as Malwarebytes free.
Just update it manually every couple of days & run a quick scan Malwarebytes.org
I'm not sure why you NEED malwarebytes in addition to MSE as MSE does this fine and is updated nearly every day.
It has "Real Time" protection as well.
As I keep pointing out to people on these Forums - what good is it to find out that your computer has malware installed and running on it SEVERAL DAYS after it got itself installed.
You won't know what its done to your machine or how much your personal data has been compromised -- even if you do get rid of it.
The first thing to understand is WHAT are you trying to prevent. If it's malware etc then you need to know IMMEDIATELY if this has got on to your machine --not 3 days later.
Viruses and trojans are usually easier to handle as these usually come from downloads from "dubious sources" and will be flushed out by the AV scanning process -- however these type of problems are diminishing for most users since other sorts of attack are much more dangerous and MUCH MORE PROFITABLE to those involved in this stuff.
If you haven't got REAL TIME protection then almost anything else IMO IS USELESS.
After the fact fixes are a bit like "Monday Morning Quarterbacking". Things like MSE and Microsoft Forefront Client security have a tiny footprint, are updated nearly every day, have REAL TIME PROTECTION and can do quick scans that DON'T slow your machine down say every few hours.