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Windows 7: Do Ii Need Both Microsoft Security Essentials and another AV

11 Sep 2010   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

How about MSE and Avast : Threatfire Test with MSE and Avast 5 |


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11 Sep 2010   #22
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

If the AVAST and MSE miss it my Spybot TeaTimer gets to eat!
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11 Sep 2010   #23
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
If the AVAST and MSE miss it my Spybot TeaTimer gets to eat!
I used the Teatimer for a while. But it became a bit of a pain in the neck. Replaced it with Winpatrol Pro (for 99 cents). I find that to be more convenient. Even the free Winpatrol will do.
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11 Sep 2010   #24
Dinesh

WindowsŪ 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
If the AVAST and MSE miss it my Spybot TeaTimer gets to eat!
I used the Teatimer for a while. But it became a bit of a pain in the neck. Replaced it with Winpatrol Pro (for 99 cents). I find that to be more convenient. Even the free Winpatrol will do.
I agree. Spybot is a crap.
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11 Sep 2010   #25
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Anytime you add an AV into the picture you're going to get some performance degradation. Add two and you're asking for trouble.

However....From what I've gathered from various posts and personal experience, MSE seems to "Play well" with most AV's. It is one of the rare programs that allows you to run it in conjunction with another AV without causing massive problems

(MSE may cause problem with some AV's, but I haven't heard any mention of it yet)

So it's your choice. You can't be too safe when your on the Wild Wild Web. Not one AV catches them all.
using 2 A/Vīs CAN cause trouble, thatīs correct, but it depends on which 2 you use...
some A/Vīs work together with others.
fx. Avast 5 was DESIGNED to be able to run together with MSE.
so thatīs a really good combination, as Avast has some "extra" protection.

a-squared (a2) which is now renamed to Emsisoft Anti Malware (EAM)
also works very well together with (almost) all other A/Vīs.
but, you might have to change the settings for the "File Guard"...

i have used a2 as my only "realtime-A/V" for months, and Avast, MSE & MBAM on demand,
just to see if a2 had missed something, but none of them has ever detected anything.

when MSE v2-beta was released i decided to test using EAM & MSE together, and i havenīt noticed any (real) problems.
although a few times i have noticed fx. Firefox "not responding", but that sometimes happens also when i use only EAM.

i have turned off MSE temporarily a few times to see if i notice any difference in performance etc,
a few weeks ago i also added exceptions for each other in both of them, just to see if it would change anything.

NO antivirus-program can detect everything, THAT is in my opinion one VERY good reason to use 2 A/Vīs.
if you use the right combination and you donīt have any problems, why not ?
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11 Sep 2010   #26
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote:
I agree. Spybot is a crap.
Dinesh
Why? I have been using Spybot for years with no problem with it.

A serious objective question.
I'm always open to know new things.

Mike
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11 Sep 2010   #27
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Quote:
I agree. Spybot is a crap.
Dinesh
Why? I have been using Spybot for years with no problem with it.

A serious objective question.
I'm always open to know new things.

Mike
Try running winpatrol plus instead and you will find out the answer
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11 Sep 2010   #28
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

that's my thinking hackerman1, if you can get 2 AV's to "play well" together, there's no reason to worry about having 2 on your system. Every layer of protection you can get....

I haven't seen a mention in any of the posts that MSE was having a conflict with any AV. It seems to get along with all the AV's. There might be some that it doesn't, but I haven't heard anything yet...
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11 Sep 2010   #29
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

While I dont recommend it to others running two AV's can work and quite nicely.

Mse and ESET works like butter.
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11 Sep 2010   #30
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
that's my thinking hackerman1, if you can get 2 AV's to "play well" together, there's no reason to worry about having 2 on your system. Every layer of protection you can get....

I haven't seen a mention in any of the posts that MSE was having a conflict with any AV. It seems to get along with all the AV's. There might be some that it doesn't, but I haven't heard anything yet...
i have also not heard about any problems using MSE together with other A/Vīs, but when i installed the first MSE beta, i read a note from Microsoft listing some A/Vīs that should be uninstalled before installing MSE.
i was using Avira & a2, neither of them was on the list, so i installed MSE, which didnīt complain about them.

so i had 3 (THREE) A/Vīs for a while, without any (real) problems,
i also tested different combinations of those 3, but since MSE seemed to create a few "application not responding" i turned off MSE, and used Avira & a2.

when Avast 5 was released i turned off Avira and tested Avast & a2 instead, and they also work very well together.
i have then turned off Avast temporarily several times to see if i notice any differences in performance etc.
but i havenīt seen any.

and now iīm testing EAM & MSE v2-beta...
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