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Windows 7: Is Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Firewall enough Security?

04 May 2011   #11
peegee15

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

sandboxie will do the safe surfing etc. but a good AV and firewall is still needed. i recommend malwarebytes.


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04 May 2011   #12
Xhi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit / Ubuntu Linux 11.04
 
 

MSE is just for those who don't bother buying a full subscription to the major anti-virus companies out there but it does a pretty decent job in protecting your PC. If you have this in tandem with Malwarebytes, you should be fairly protected.

The difference between the two is that MSE provides real-time protection, since its running in the background ready to block anything that tries to do something "malicious" on the PC, while Malwarebytes is more of a manual thing that you need to run every now and then.

Like what the other earlier posters have said, there is no single best anti-virus out there. If you want some info about them try this link Windows 7: Consumer security software providers. Microsoft recommends any of those anti-virus companies.
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05 May 2011   #13
Bearcatrp

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

I use MSE. Don't go on the web much as to many exploits out there. Use my iPad instead. Anyway, will adjusting the warning (can't remember what's it's called) that pops up every time you try to do something (probably permissions) help?
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05 May 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

We solve many performance problems here by uninstalling the bloatware AV and installing MSE or Avast 5 which run perfectly with the Win7 Firewall.

If these lightweight freebies were missing major infection, we would hear about it here. Instead we see a steady stream of missed infection and performance SNAFU from the paid bloatware AV's.
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05 May 2011   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If these lightweight freebies were missing major infection, we would hear about it here. Instead we see a steady stream of missed infection and performance SNAFU from the paid bloatware AV's.
Yeah, I cannot really argue with this statement. Many think MSE is a terrible product, but funny that a great many of us use it and we simply don't have major problems.
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05 May 2011   #16
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xhi View Post
while Malwarebytes is more of a manual thing that you need to run every now and then
Just a correction: the paid version of Malwarebytes also provides realtime protection. Only the free version of Malwarebytes is a "manual" product.
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05 May 2011   #17
hjonesMCT

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 

MSE + Malwarebytes = excellent protection for the regular user. Unless you're going to very suspect websites.
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