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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials 2 - any reason to use anything else?

21 Feb 2011   #11
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

This could be true....which is why its good to also keep other stuff with it like Superantispyware and Malwarebytes.....if you have those, you'll usually be able to detect/remove pretty much everything

Plus installing the Web Of Trust browser add-on (compatible w/IE, FF, Opera, Chrome) is a great way to avoid the bad websites , I would never browse without it only if I have to (ex. on a school computer). A necessary add-on that IMHO should be on every computer....


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22 Feb 2011   #12
Noxiide

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
MSE touts real-time but I have had it pass malware that it did not detect until I did a backup or manual scan. It does find them, but the real-time protection seems kinda weak to me. Maybe that is why it seems less "heavy" on resources than others.
The free version of Malwaebytes' Anti-Malware does not have real-time protection. So unless you have the full paid version, that is why it seems weak to you.
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22 Feb 2011   #13
Noxiide

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DBone View Post
"Microsoft Security Essentials 2 - any reason to use anything else?"

YouTube - TheIgster - Microsoft Security Essentials Testing
That video makes me kind of worried to have MSE on my computer....it did block a trojan once though, I was just browsing through pictures on Google Images, clicked on one and it blocked it and then it popped up that it found a Trojan in Firefox's cache....
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22 Feb 2011   #14
Bobby72

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I've heard lots of good things about MSE but I never tried it myself since I'm always a Kaspersky user. I don't think there is any antivirus and any internet security can stand up on its own, well for a start there is no such thing as perfect detection and prevention. I do have MBAM Pro together with KIS 2011 and if I decided to stop having KIS 2011 tomorrow and go for MSE instead, I still have MBAM Pro.
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22 Feb 2011   #15
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noxiide View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
MSE touts real-time but I have had it pass malware that it did not detect until I did a backup or manual scan. It does find them, but the real-time protection seems kinda weak to me. Maybe that is why it seems less "heavy" on resources than others.
The free version of Malwaebytes' Anti-Malware does not have real-time protection. So unless you have the full paid version, that is why it seems weak to you.
Hold up : Gene is talking about MSE, you are talking about MBAM - these are two different bits of software.
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22 Feb 2011   #16
Noxiide

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noxiide View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
MSE touts real-time but I have had it pass malware that it did not detect until I did a backup or manual scan. It does find them, but the real-time protection seems kinda weak to me. Maybe that is why it seems less "heavy" on resources than others.
The free version of Malwaebytes' Anti-Malware does not have real-time protection. So unless you have the full paid version, that is why it seems weak to you.
Hold up : Gene is talking about MSE, you are talking about MBAM - these are two different bits of software.
Wow, I feel retarded, for some reason I read that as him saying MBAM.....sorry.
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22 Feb 2011   #17
7mm

Windows 7 Pro. 64 Bit + Back|Track 5 (Both Updated)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi McDougal,
If MSE works great for you, then you are absolutely correct : there is no need to change at all.
This is something that many of us tend to forget : "If it works for me (protects my system), then I have no need to consider a change."
Regards,
Golden
Yep , no need to add anything here.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
(**Edited**)...For example, Malware bytes finds nothing more than an tracking cookie, here or there.
For my knowledge, MBAM lacks this only feature of detecting cookies!
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22 Feb 2011   #18
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Maybe that is why it seems less "heavy" on resources than others.
What others have you tried on the same system?
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