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Windows 7: Avast 5 or MSE

26 Mar 2010   #1
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Avast 5 or MSE

What do you think is better in your opion AVAST 5 OR MSE


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26 Mar 2010   #2
Coco15

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM
 
 

Depends Avast 5 Would do a better job than MSE (Microsoft sercurity essentials) and be reliable but for free and quick I would use MSE but why don't you check out others like.

Malwarebytes
Spybot S&D 6.2
Windows Defender
AVG 9.0
Nod32
Norton

All got good reputation I beleive. for better protection I'am using the following

AVG 9.0
Malwarebytes
Spybot S&D 6.2
Windows defender
MSE
and have Firewall on and set automatic updates to download and install auto

I have no problems.
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26 Mar 2010   #3
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

What's the Best Anti-virus?

In my opinion, Avast! 5.
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26 Mar 2010   #4
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Both, you could try to use both, a lot of people do that for more security - i have had used that combo .. never had any problems.
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26 Mar 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Personally, I use MSE for speed reasons.

I have come to the conclusion that every AV will let some things through, and that nothing is perfect.

Therefore, use a fast, free one. Avast and MSE are both very good, but I find that MSE is a bit faster and more lightweight.
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26 Mar 2010   #6
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

At this time i'm using both and in a few months i will likely choose one or the other... MSE is young so at this point i'm just testing it... GL
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26 Mar 2010   #7
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Yes, Avast here too and with every update it just gets better and better IMO.
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26 Mar 2010   #8
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Yes, Avast here too and with every update it just gets better and better IMO.
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Regarding updating, how often does Avast 5 check for sigs? When I tried MSE it did not update either reliably or often enough, but that was when it was first released and hopefully it's better.
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26 Mar 2010   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Yes, Avast here too and with every update it just gets better and better IMO.
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Regarding updating, how often does Avast 5 check for sigs? When I tried MSE it did not update either reliably or often enough, but that was when it was first released and hopefully it's better.
There is a setting now to update every time a scan is run in MSE.
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26 Mar 2010   #10
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Yes, Avast here too and with every update it just gets better and better IMO.
.
Regarding updating, how often does Avast 5 check for sigs? When I tried MSE it did not update either reliably or often enough, but that was when it was first released and hopefully it's better.
Consistently on my machines it has always updated definitions at least twice a day during any 24hr session. You can also change the auto-update period.
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