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Windows 7: MSE + what else

03 Jan 2011   #11
the dummy

7 premium 64
 
 

What you need is sandboxie free


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03 Jan 2011   #12
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by the dummy View Post
What you need is sandboxie free
Thanks for the pointer it looks really intriguing. Seems to have a broader application than web browsing. I'll need to do more reading.
What a name though, I thought you were joking.
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03 Jan 2011   #13
CanIHaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

+1 for sandboxie. all you need is MSE and sandboxie. its almost fool-proof. run your browser in sandboxie and if anything slips by MSE, sandboxie is there to contain it. all you need to do is clean out the sandboxie container and everything will be normal again. nothing ever touch your HD.
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04 Jan 2011   #14
dreamer

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

i have MSE and planing to download avg since i dont want to renew my macAfee subscription....is that good enough people????

any suggestions
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04 Jan 2011   #15
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'd say MSE and AVG are pretty much overlapping.

I'd get something that concentrated more on malware, such as Malware Bytes or Super Anti Spyware.
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04 Jan 2011   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dreamer View Post
i have MSE and planing to download avg since i dont want to renew my macAfee subscription....is that good enough people????

any suggestions
You cannot run MSE and AVG together. Apart from it making a mess, AVG is completely useless. If you want to run something with MSE, use Avast. At least they have been tested together: Threatfire Test with MSE and Avast 5 |
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04 Jan 2011   #17
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I'm using MSE with Malwarebytes. Also using VirusTotal Uploader.Before MSE I was using NOD32 with combination of Malwarebytes.
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07 Jan 2011   #18
Bobby72

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

We can't have Avast and MSE together. I think that was because of the blog in 2009 which made a lot of confusion of Avast and MSE being compatible.

This is the blog that the Threatfire Test with MSE and Avast 5 | was referring to. As you can see, there was no follow up and no official declaration that Avast 5 can be used with MSE.

avast! blog Greetings from Redmond

Originally, when that blog came out, people from Avast forums thought that to be the case

Avast with Microsoft Security Essentials

Then few months later, they are saying the opposite

Avast Home 4.8 or Microsoft Security essentials
Avast Home Edition as opposed to Microsoft Security Essentials

Posts from social.answers.microsoft.com said no we can't have these two together and not just Avast, other antiviruses cannot be used with MSE.

Can you run other programs with Essentials?
Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) Compatibility with 3rd party Anti-Virus

You can use MBAM, SAS, the usual stuff with MSE
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07 Jan 2011   #19
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'll MCPR McAfee soon.
Thanks for the suggestions.
I'll probably be running with MSE + Malwarebytes and no site advisor.
MS appear to have got it right with MSE - we'll see.

Keeping quite a few and regular images is the other safeguard I'll be using.
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07 Jan 2011   #20
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use MSE, Malwarebytes, SpywareBlaster and Sandboxie. No problems here.
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