MSE vs Other security software

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  1. Posts : 34
    Windows 7 Home Premium X64
       #1

    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
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  2. Posts : 17,796
    Windows 10, Home Clean Install
       #2

    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.
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  3. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
       #3

    richc46 said:
    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.
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  4. Posts : 8,383
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
       #4

    I am satisfied with KIS2011 and Mbam
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  5. Posts : 1,114
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #5

    +2 I concurr with Rich and Kari, that's exactly how i use them without a hitch
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  6. Posts : 2,292
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #6

    I am currently using MSE and Avast5, though considering adding Malwarebytes, not sure. Maybe it would be a bit too much?
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  7. Posts : 797
    Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
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    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.
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  8. Posts : 28
    7 premium 64
       #8

    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.
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  9. Posts : 166
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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    the dummy said:
    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.
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  10. Posts : 28
    7 premium 64
       #10

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