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Windows 7: MSE vs Other security software

05 Dec 2010   #11
parabellum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by the dummy View Post
With all due respect, i beleive this is the new common sense. But what do i know, im just a dummy.
I have no problem with that. But all these programs you use may have flaws in the future that leave you exposed anyway. No security setup is 100% safe and there will never be one.


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05 Dec 2010   #12
the dummy

7 premium 64
 
 

Yes in the future i may have problems, but i dont want to turn a deaf ear to the distant early warning either. I must plod on, reading, testing, looking for the new, and or best way to stay ahead of the inpending catastrophic termoil ahead Not pretending what works for me, or you now will remain this way because of a misguided, and delusional view of my own abilities. But i do see your point.
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05 Dec 2010   #13
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
I am currently using MSE and Avast5, though considering adding Malwarebytes, not sure. Maybe it would be a bit too much?
MSE + Avast + MBAM (with real-time protection) = Overkill
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06 Dec 2010   #14
sharkman

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

Thanks for the info.. I'll download MSE and try it out


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06 Dec 2010   #15
Borg 386

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sharkman View Post
I'm considering using MSE. I currently have Zone Alarm, AVG and Malwarebytes running on my system. Any comments on eliminating AVG and Malwarebytes and installing MSE instead.
I wouldn't get rid of Malwarebytes unless it's causing a problem.

MSE generally "plays well" with other AV's, so you may want to choose to keep AVG on there.

Don't discount any added layer of protection you can get, it can only help.

For the most part if you have a good AV, MSE (you choice), a decent firewall and a malware scanner, that should be good.

I run Norton 360, MSE, Comodo firewall, and do regular scans with Malwarebytes. They all play well together.
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06 Dec 2010   #16
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Why is there so much confusion and needless agonizing? One realtime antivirus (like NIS or MSE or Avast or Kaspersky etc.) plus one on-demand scanner (like MBAM or Hitman etc.) plus a firewall (windows firewall is adequate but you may have a liking for a 3rd party) is sufficient and adequate. Adopt safe surfing habits and dont click randomly. Thats all.
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06 Dec 2010   #17
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i know people with 20 locks on their front door and car. it's a real hassle trying to get in and out, even legitimately.

okay i exaggerate.

if you live in a dangerous neighbourhood (or use dangerous software from dangerous websites) you need more security precautions as a result.

for the average joe, living in an average neighbourhood, mse + windows firewall + mbam = secure

i like the suit-of-armour analogy - wearing one will make you safe, wearing two will make you real safe, but would slow you down quite a bit.
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06 Dec 2010   #18
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i like the suit-of-armour analogy - wearing one will make you safe, wearing two will make you real safe, but would slow you down quite a bit.
Never heard that old truth said so well. Thanks, Mickey, I'm going to use your words in the future!
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06 Dec 2010   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I run MSE, with MBAM, with Spyware Blaster. I leave UAC on, the Windows firewall on and I use a hardware based NAT router. I don't use warez sites, I don't download movies or music, I don't visit P2P sites, I have no needs for keygens or crack sites and I try to avoid visiting adult sites. Not surprising, I have no problems.
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06 Dec 2010   #20
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Why is there so much confusion and needless agonizing? One realtime antivirus (like NIS or MSE or Avast or Kaspersky etc.) plus one on-demand scanner (like MBAM or Hitman etc.) plus a firewall (windows firewall is adequate but you may have a liking for a 3rd party) is sufficient and adequate. Adopt safe surfing habits and dont click randomly. Thats all.
I fully agree with you. +1 for the post.
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