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Windows 7: MSE vs Other security software

06 Dec 2010   #21
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

MSE and Windows Firewall all the time, and I have Hitman and Superantispyware that I can run on demand.


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06 Dec 2010   #22
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Maybe we should produce a mouse left click finger condom to help us stay safe on the web. Just a little reminder that it can get you into more trouble than almost anything else.
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06 Dec 2010   #23
Lunarpancake

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

With windows 7 most viruses and harmful things need your permission to install themselves. Common sense is the best antivirus out there.



I had a boss that used to describe this to upset customers that got viruses while running antivirus software: "if you have a deadbolt and peephole on your house door yet you open the door to the axe-murderer and invite him in, well yea hes gunna kill you."
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06 Dec 2010   #24
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It may just be me but MSE seems to have the basic stuff to keep you safe. Personally I don't feel safe just having the basic stuff (W7 is also pretty basic). I opted to get Norton AntiVirus 2011 (Norton has stepped up their game since 09) and Comodo Firewall. I use MBAM and SAS as my two On Demand Scanners. Along with common sense my PC is fine as far as I can tell, I haven't had Norton pick anything up, and I do a lot of stuff 7F tells you not to do, especially when my GF is out of town.

My mind works in Video Game mode. So I guess you can say MSE and W7 Firewall are Leather Armor while Norton and Comodo are Iron Armor (if you're going by WoW)
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06 Dec 2010   #25
the dummy

7 premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Maybe we should produce a mouse left click finger condom to help us stay safe on the web. Just a little reminder that it can get you into more trouble than almost anything else.
Ive read more malware comes from social networks, news and so called safer sites then from porn. But i could be wrong.
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07 Dec 2010   #26
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by the dummy View Post
Ive read more malware comes from social networks, news and so called safer sites then from porn. But i could be wrong.
You can check any listed website in Norton safe web: Norton Safe Web, from Symantec

Apart from Norton's official review, people also post feedbacks there.

File sharing websites (Rapidshare, Hotfile etc), Adult websites, Hack/Crack supplying websites do harbor malicious softwares.
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08 Dec 2010   #27
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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?
yes. I personally think having more than 1 anti-virus is too much, as they may conflict. I recommend only using MSE
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08 Dec 2010   #28
Tatletz

windows 7 ultimate X64 bit
 
 

I agree with DustSailor, all it takes is having two a/v's start a system scan. The usual end result is reinstalling windows.
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10 Dec 2010   #29
Nickmix

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64-bit.
 
 

I have never seen complaints about MSE. I tried it in conjunction with a Kaspersky Internet Security, Norton Internet Security, Panda Internet Security and Bitdefender Internet Security. There was not a problem. )))
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