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Windows 7: Disapointed in Microsoft Security Essentials

18 Oct 2012   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

This is no barn stormer.
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3800+ single core
4.00 GB Ram
2-512 GeForce 8600 GT video cards SLI together
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

MSE is used by many millions of people all over the world without any problems. The extra 35k that you say MSE is using would not effect even your system.
As you know more than one anti virus and Firewall running at the same time is a no no. Disabling the others is not good enough, they should be removed completely.
Spybot and Teatimes have been yesterdays new for a very long time and do cause problems. Hijack This should only be on a computer when and if needed. UAC of course is the choice of the owner operator along with which I.E. you care to use. TFC is not fancy but does work quite well or Jacee would not recommend it. I do use it.
With a single core processor and the rest of your system it is silly to blame MSE for what ever you consider slowness on boot or any other process on your computer. A single core processor with SLI sucking up 1 gig of ram is quiet unusual.
You could try this; parts of it might help you.
Optimize Windows 7

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2012   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Very very simple, uninstall either MSE or avast!. Even if you disable one or the other's real time protection, they will still run processes and drivers that will interfere with the resident AV. There are on-demand scanners that are much better than either AV that is installed, like Malwarebytes, HitMan Pro and Emsisoft Emergency Kit just to name a few. Never install two AVs on the same machine, even if there are internet experts that say otherwise................ Once either is uninstalled your issues will magically disappear.

Also, re-enable your NAT router firewall ASAP, as that is your first line of defense. The W7 firewall will not interfere in any way with the NAT firewall........This is a must.

EDIT: It looks as though the OP may not have had two AVs installed simultaneously, but I'm having a hard time following his info. Rather then editing my post, I'm going to leave it as is so it might help someone else who searches and finds this thread.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2012   #13

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

What would you like me to explain better DBone?

-I didn't have both avast and MSE installed or running at the same time.
-Avast runs IE through AvastSvc.exe inwhich it didn't do before and caused my internet connection to slow down. I noticed this through NetLimiter3.
-Uninstalled Avast and installed MSE
-boot time increased dramatically as MSE was doing something that made my computer useless until it finished took 30 seconds to a minute to produce a usable desktop (answered as a rootkit scan).
-MSE runs great on my wifes boot time hang and low resources
-MSE runs like crap on my comp...long boot time and high resource when idling

I'm just looking for a explaination to how this can be. I've followed most of the advice presented to me but the advice given was to clean out a already clean comp thinking my comp is slow inwhich it isn't. It was my internet connection going through AvastSvc that slowed everything down.
I'm back to using Avast....
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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