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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials Final Available!

03 Nov 2009   #101
Lamsebamsen

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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I was running NIS 2010 (which is pretty good) but since I reinstalled windows last week I have switched to MS Forefront for 7 and MSE for XP Mode. To be honest MSE is quite impressive for being free and even though Forefront seems a little older GUI-wise they seem to use the same definitions so the engines must be the same. They are both quick and light on resources, though I'll give Forefront the slight edge. Worth looking into MSE if you want to save some $$ and don't mind loosing some features of the all-in-ones

I've used ForeFront for about 1 years now, but switched to MSE when it "hit the shelves" to test it out. So far I am very pleased with it.
And as you can see from this article Microsoft Security Essentials or Forefront: Which should a Windows user choose? | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com, the engine is the same.
Thanks for the link, its good to know. I was close to just installing MSE on 7 too and calling it a day as forefront was a slight pain to install even though MS lists it as 7 compatible. I was lucky enough to find the /NOMOM way though I think it disabled the alert system. I'll stick with it until the new forefront hits next year (or if forced to reinstall windows) and see if that is any better.
Thanks

You should still get alerts, even if you did the /NOMOM install...
(Which is what I have always used when installing ForeFront)


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05 Nov 2009   #102
Zahl

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks for the info that is good to know. It also goes to show that AV's are not needed for my uses lol -but I still like to run one nonetheless
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29 Jan 2010   #103
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

So, I have seen a lot of people praising MSE... Is it that good? I've been using NOD32 for about 5 years now, is MSE as user-programmable as NOD (used to be)?
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29 Jan 2010   #104
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

When my renewal for nod32 came up I thought Id give MSE a try instead and I havent regretted it. No more subscriptions!
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29 Jan 2010   #105
NewToit

Win 7
 
 

Should this take place of AVG/Spybot? Or should I keep all three? During install it prompted me to remove all anti-virus/spyware removal programs.
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29 Jan 2010   #106
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

it will take the place of those.
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29 Jan 2010   #107
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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Should this take place of AVG/Spybot? Or should I keep all three? During install it prompted me to remove all anti-virus/spyware removal programs.
Hello NewToit,

It is generally not recommended to run more than one anti-virus at the same time, to avoid conflicts. However, I know people who swear by running MSE and Malwarebytes together.
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30 Jan 2010   #108
Capella

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

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Should this take place of AVG/Spybot? Or should I keep all three? During install it prompted me to remove all anti-virus/spyware removal programs.
If you want performance, you should never install more than one antivirus or antispyware at the same time. Microsoft security essentials is already very good at detecting viruses and spyware (detected 3 for me so far). It really is redundant to have more than one virus or spyware protection. Most viruses and spyware actually target users who are ignorant about how to browse safely.

I hope you have a good experience with microsoft security essentials
cheers~!
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30 Jan 2010   #109
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

You can actually have more than one Anti malware system on your computer at one time - What is to be avoided is running two or more "active" programs at one time.

This can lead to conflicts between the two systems that may actually lead to an infection being missed or harmless items being flagged as malware.

There is also the matter of system resource - no AV will run without some impact on the running of the system and more than one will be worse than a single program.

It is however a good policy to have more than one anti-malware tool available for running ON-Demand, I would recommend that you retain spybot S&D, just not in active / resident mode, in addition to MSE and run the Spybot manually once a week or so. No AV solution is foolproof and this will often pick up something that a single program could miss
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30 Jan 2010   #110
Capella

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
You can actually have more than one Anti malware system on your computer at one time - What is to be avoided is running two or more "active" programs at one time.

This can lead to conflicts between the two systems that may actually lead to an infection being missed or harmless items being flagged as malware.

There is also the matter of system resource - no AV will run without some impact on the running of the system and more than one will be worse than a single program.

It is however a good policy to have more than one anti-malware tool available for running ON-Demand, I would recommend that you retain spybot S&D, just not in active / resident mode, in addition to MSE and run the Spybot manually once a week or so. No AV solution is foolproof and this will often pick up something that a single program could miss
I guess it's true. It's just that I have never really experienced trouble with malware or virus much before. (I only got them once and that was when i was an ignorant fool...)
However, not even a business usually would be so security orientated. Im just saying that, not everybody needs to go THAT far
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