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Windows 7: Norton Internet Security 2011 vs Avast! Free 5.0

12 Sep 2010   #11
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Trying to give my best advice, I fully believe that is the correct decision.


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12 Sep 2010   #12
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
MSE > Avast > NIS
I really don't recommend running two anti-virus programs at the same (real) time. They are resource hogs (especially Avast) and will fight each other for your computer's resources. They may also fight each other's virus definitions.

If a person wants two download two anti-virus applications, that may be well and good, but you want to use only one application as your main anti-virus application and use the other as a backup.
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12 Sep 2010   #13
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Jacee, I think you misunderstood. I was saying MSE is greater than Avast, which is greater than NIS. I would never advocate running to AVs.
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12 Sep 2010   #14
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Sorry Lemur, I did misunderstand what you were saying
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13 Sep 2010   #15
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

No AV is 100% effective
NIS2011 and Avast 5 are both good AVs, there is no "best" antivirus. Its just a matter of personal choice
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13 Sep 2010   #16
cookie66

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Ok, I installed it! So far, so good. It uses less resources than Avast! I also noticed that my computer starts faster now! Thanks!










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13 Sep 2010   #17
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Great!
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14 Sep 2010   #18
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cookie66 View Post
Ok, I installed it! So far, so good. It uses less resources than Avast! I also noticed that my computer starts faster now! Thanks!

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MSE uses more memory than other AVs, it has two process one using about 5MB and another 'antimalware service' that uses about 75MB
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14 Sep 2010   #19
sumitsingh

windows7
 
 

hey i use NIS and MSE both.............simultaneously................and MSE is best............

but scaning is very slow in MSE.
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14 Sep 2010   #20
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

But that is more Secure because is NIS Or any Norton product will have a Trust Level and when a Program is trusted it will skip that File when Scanning This is good but it can miss a Virus that could be Attached to the File that is Trusted
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