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Windows 7: MS Security Essentials

24 Jun 2011   #21
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DBone View Post
I have installed avast!, Panda Cloud and Comodo on over 12 machines, all with different architecture, and haven't experienced even one problem in over 2yrs. These machines are used by a variety of owners all with differing levels of experience.
I'm glad for them, I really am, it doesn't change the problems I have seen here with my own eyes.
I'm sure the problems are fairly isolated, but they do exist.


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24 Jun 2011   #22
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

From what I've seen, I would say there are more people around with infection problems while using MSE, then there are people with BSOD's using 3rd party protection.
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24 Jun 2011   #23
Markmental

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

my dad uses MSE but he was dissapointed it couldn't detect a rogue av.
I personally use Avast! antivirus Free.
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24 Jun 2011   #24
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I haven't had an infection in years. Of course I use noscript for my browsing and a little something called commonsense for everything else. Between those two I haven't any problems with my personal machine in years. MSE is mostly for show as I don't even let it run most the time.
Between just Ghostery and NoScript in my browser I'd basically have to intentionally allow something in for it to even be a worry.
And that's generally the case with most the infections I see, people just clicked yes when they shouldn't have or were trying to see something got in a hurry and weren't noticing redirects on links.

Out of all the fancy expensive AV's I'd say commonsense is by far the best protection available at any price.

This particular thread is about MSE though.
It's functional, and it doesn't block windows own system components.
My problem with most the 3rd party ones is their nagging.
User answers one question wrong and all the sudden they can't access the internet anymore.
The simplest solution is generally the best. If someone has a pattern of infection, they're probably going to get infected regardless of what they are using, because the problem is the user, not the software in play...
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24 Jun 2011   #25
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

One of our corporate pc's just died with f*cking AVAST! installed ,good thing I was able to safemode+sys restore before it crashed again, I just installed MSE and Mbam then it lived again .

If you want to pay for an AV though I recommend ESET 5 best shit ever.
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24 Jun 2011   #26
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Avast and AVG have been common problem causers in the minidumps I've been seeing here. Norton a little less so, I can say I haven't seen a single problem from ESET yet. ...well not since back in the xp days.
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25 Jun 2011   #27
Markmental

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

time to get a new AV! Probably Avira
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25 Jun 2011   #28
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Not everything is rosy with Avira, Markmental. See Avira AntiVir Adds Ask Toolbar and Scareware PopUp and the linked articles.
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25 Jun 2011   #29
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

Are we down to just Mse and Panda now? Perhaps there is a bit of over reacting going onConflicts will happen with all apps from time to time, and Avast as well as the others will fix the issues. And if you think this cant happen with Mse
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25 Jun 2011   #30
Markmental

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

i might check out comodo im just av jumping. try one uninstall it and try another one.
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