Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: MSE vs Other security software

05 Dec 2010   #1
sharkman

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 
MSE vs Other security software

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 dont believe MSE can replace the firewall software).


thanks
sharkman


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
05 Dec 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
I and many others, use MSE, the Windows Firewall and the free Malwarebytes. Using that software with a little common sense will keep you well protected.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2010   #3
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome
I and many others, use MSE, the Windows Firewall and the free Malwarebytes. Using that software with a little common sense will keep you well protected.
I'm one of those many others. Totally satisfied, combination of Windows Firewall and MSE is enough at least for me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Dec 2010   #4
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

I am satisfied with KIS2011 and Mbam
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2010   #5
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

+2 I concurr with Rich and Kari, that's exactly how i use them without a hitch
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2010   #6
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I am currently using MSE and Avast5, though considering adding Malwarebytes, not sure. Maybe it would be a bit too much?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2010   #7
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Personally, I use ESET Smart Security.

I have tried MSE on my XP laptop and I did not see any particular performance advantage over ESET. What I mean, is that any computer runs faster without resident security software, that's obvious. Different anti-virus and firewall suites slow you down somewhat differently. I changed to MSE on my older laptop hoping to gain some performance relative to how it worked with ESET, but did not notice (subjectively, no benchmarking) much difference. Thus on my main computer I am sticking with ESET (it's already paid for, anyway).

At the same time, my main interest in the firewall is not really to keep things from getting into my computer - the hardware firewall (NAT) in my router does that rather well. What I am most interested in is to control which app running on my computer wants to connect to the internet and where it wants to go there. ESET provides me with a convenient (for me at least) way to do this. It pops up a question any time any app wants to connect to the internet and I have a power to prevent them from doing so if that's what I want.

The actual anti-virus and anti-malware part of the suite I use rather rarely. I haven't seen a virus for many years. I think if you don't open spam emails or use web-based email for that matter and don't go to 'suspicious" web sites (e.g. porn, "warez", and so on) then you're quite safe from viruses.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2010   #8
the dummy

7 premium 64
 
 

I dont trust a/v's and common sence by themselves anymore. Theres too much evidence indicating that more and more of what used to be a safe site are being hijacked and infecting others. My bank has even admitted to me they cant guarentee my safety. So thats why im useing lua, sandboxie, returnil, 7 firewall, and mse. This has kept superantispyware, and malwarebytes dead silent for sometime now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2010   #9
parabellum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by the dummy View Post
I dont trust a/v's and common sence by themselves anymore. Theres too much evidence indicating that more and more of what used to be a safe site are being hijacked and infecting others. My bank has even admitted to me they cant guarentee my safety. So thats why im useing lua, sandboxie, returnil, 7 firewall, and mse. This has kept superantispyware, and malwarebytes dead silent for sometime now.
Dead silent? No need to get paranoid about security. I only use MSE + Malwarebytes with the occasional scan of SuperAntiSpyware Portable. Common sense is enough.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2010   #10
the dummy

7 premium 64
 
 

With all due respect, i beleive this is the new common sense. But what do i know, im just a dummy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 MSE vs Other security software




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Security Software
Which do you recommend? Which have excellent detection rates and use little resources?
System Security
Which Is the Best Free Anti-Virus Software? Other Security Software?
Which Is the Best Free Anti-Virus Software? Other Security Software? Win7 x64 Which is the best free-for-home-users anti-virus software? What other free-for-home-users security software do you recommend using in conjunction with Windows 7 x64 these days?
System Security
New Security Software Help
Hi I have just upgraded to Windows 7 from vista due to a virus problems I could not get rid of. What is the best software out there to protect my computer? I basically need help with antivirus, registry, malware, spyware, tune ups and cleaners. Thanks
System Security
MSE and other security software
What other software (ie. malware, spyware, anti-virus, firewall etc.) should I have installed and running after MSE is installed on my computer? Is MSE up to the task of taking over some of this software that I can potentially uninstall now? Lastly, what security software in your opinion should I...
System Security
Question About Security Software.......
I know this may be a dumb question but ive always wanted to ask this. I mean....can the Kaspersky Password Manager be trusted???? I mean...when you put ALL you sensitive info in there....i mean...wont the people who work for Kaspersky or the people who made the program see all your passwords and...
Software


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:40.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App