MSE and other security software

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  1. Posts : 19
    Windows 7 Ult 64bit
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    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 have?
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  2. Posts : 8,679
    Windows 10 Pro x64
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    I suggest to install Mawarebytes. It works great with MSE.
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  3. Posts : 120
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #3

    I agree with Stalker. Malwarebytes and MSE are great for protection. :)
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  4. whs
    Posts : 26,213
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
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    SAS is pretty good too - as a scanner. MSE is so, so. I prefer Norton - NIS2011. I also recommend WinPatrol as additional protection.
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  5. Posts : 19
    Windows 7 Ult 64bit
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    I've heard that Norton and Symantec have become so bloated and resource hogs that it is not advised anymore. Not to knock you whs, its just what I've been seeing. Thanks for all the quick responses....I will get MW and give it a go since that seems to be the general consensus.
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  6. Posts : 7,878
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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    I run MSE and occassionally scan with malwarebytes. About once a month I update SpywareBlaster and run that.
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  7. Posts : 19
    Windows 7 Ult 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Haven't done a SP-1 install as it crashed my system the first time. I do use and advise everyone to use Acronis and B/U to external drive as well as another partition...you never know...
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  8. Posts : 622
    Arch Linux 64-bit
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    Keep Windows Firewall enabled or install a 3rd party one.

    Periodically run an on-demand scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Hitman Pro.

    Configure Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit v2.0 to run your web browsers, office suites, media players, PDF readers, flash players and Java under it.
    radical1ab said:
    I've heard that Norton and Symantec have become so bloated and resource hogs that it is not advised anymore.
    That was the consensus years ago, not now.
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  9. whs
    Posts : 26,213
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
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    radical1ab said:
    I've heard that Norton and Symantec have become so bloated and resource hogs that it is not advised anymore. Not to knock you whs, its just what I've been seeing. Thanks for all the quick responses....I will get MW and give it a go since that seems to be the general consensus.
    MSE is a much bigger resource hog than NS2011. I run NIS2011 on 3 systems and MSE on 3 of my wife's systems (because she has a much less demanding environment). I think you should not listen to hearsay from people that have no idea what they are talking about.

    We caught 2 nasties with MSE, never any with Norton which I use since 2007. Fortunately we do frequent imaging - which by the way is your best protection.

    Also, SAS finds things that MWB does not find. Use both.
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  10. Posts : 120
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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    malexous said:
    ...Configure Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit v2.0 to run your web browsers, office suites, media players, PDF readers, flash players and Java under it.
    Hmmm... I want to learn more about this. Never heard about this tool.
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