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Windows 7: MS Security Essentials vs AVG

11 Jan 2010   #1
7ntn

Windows 7
 
 
MS Security Essentials vs AVG

Have any of you tried this MS Security Essentials??? I've been using AVG for years and never had a problem.
A friend suggested using it instead.
Thanks!


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11 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

I and many other users on this forums use MSE, and we all agree it is a very good A\V. I have seen way to many problems with AVG to recommend it to others; I had a memory leak myself.

I recommend MSE because it is fast, lightweight, and does not slow down boot times much.

Your friend gave you some good advice.
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11 Jan 2010   #3
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

MSE is probably the best free antivirus for Windows 7.
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11 Jan 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
MSE is probably the best free antivirus for Windows 7.
Hello,

Please state your reasons.
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11 Jan 2010   #5
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
MSE is probably the best free antivirus for Windows 7.
Hello,

Please state your reasons.
There are the obvious reasons that it's fast, lightweight and simple to use. However, personally what I like most about MSE is that it feels like a part of Windows 7. Other third-party AV's don't integrate so well with Windows.
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11 Jan 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
MSE is probably the best free antivirus for Windows 7.
Hello,

Please state your reasons.
There are the obvious reasons that it's fast, lightweight and simple to use. However, personally what I like most about MSE is that it feels like a part of Windows 7. Other third-party AV's don't integrate so well with Windows.
Agree 100%. Seems so natural.
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11 Jan 2010   #7
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
MSE is probably the best free antivirus for Windows 7.
Hello,

Please state your reasons.
There are the obvious reasons that it's fast, lightweight and simple to use. However, personally what I like most about MSE is that it feels like a part of Windows 7. Other third-party AV's don't integrate so well with Windows.
I also agree with this.
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11 Jan 2010   #8
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

There is already 9 page discussion on it.
Have a look, you my get some ideas:
MS Security Essentials Vs. AVG 9.0
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12 Jan 2010   #9
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Want a reason?
Had to work on my daughters PC because my ex was using it and got some kind of trogan phoney enterprise suite virus collection onto it, nice. Avira would not install, Avast would not install, AVG failed, MSE not only installed but cleaned the system and the portable drive. That's all the comparison I need.
One thing that does puzzle me a bit is how MS can roll out MSE and not piss off other vendors by consuming their business.
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12 Jan 2010   #10
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fantail View Post
Want a reason?
Had to work on my daughters PC because my ex was using it and got some kind of trogan phoney enterprise suite virus collection onto it, nice. Avira would not install, Avast would not install, AVG failed, MSE not only installed but cleaned the system and the portable drive. That's all the comparison I need.
One thing that does puzzle me a bit is how MS can roll out MSE and not piss off other vendors by consuming their business.
Thanks for sharing. I'll bet that because the program is relatively new, hackers have not put it on their list of programs to block yet.
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