Quote: Originally Posted by livichops
Was using a copy of Norton 360 3.0 as sole AV on my system until last week. An infection crept through and caused a lot of chaos.
A layered set up is an ideal security solution....with imaging/backup +something like sandboxie
I was advised to use MS Essentials which I am utilizing at present. I am reluctant to pay for an AV right now as I only bought Norton a couple of months ago. I was wondering if MS Essentials offers good all round protection in it's own right or whether it is recommended to use it in conjunction with another form of protection.
it is safe....as safe as your surfing habbits
...imho...use it in conjunction with something like mbam pro
both are paid for though
I like my AV to do a solid job at detecting all forms of attacks, have a decent scan speed but run fairly inconspicuously in the background. I also like to be prompted to do regular updates or have automatic updates, rather than going to a website to search for them.
honestly the new norton line does just that
...but mse is also an unobtrusive... silent..yet effective av with an automatic update schedule