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Windows 7: MSE alternative update idea

08 Aug 2016   #11

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1


Others will correct me if I am wrong, but I understand "best practices" to entail having only one AV installed.
Even if the other(s) are "disabled" or turned off, the DRIVERS can still cause conflicts with the chosen AV.

As such, it's my limited understanding that other AVs should be cleanly removed from the system, using the vendor's removal tool, if needed/available.
(If you have had OTHER AVs installed on this system before, I would likewise remove them, too.)

Some AVs are more finicky about this than others -- I am not sure how finicky EAM is.
And it seems that MSE has had updating issues for a while -- that would be cause enough for me to get rid of it. I see little point in running a security program in real-time (free or paid) for which the user must devise workarounds just to get it to update/perform correctly.

My two cents and worth less,

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08 Aug 2016   #12

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

lol Indeed :)

Sometimes I believe there is a translation problem with Roland
He shows
Antivirus Avast, Avira, CIS
And adds MSE into the mix

Good luck with all that buddy :)
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08 Aug 2016   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

It would be better to uninstall MSE and only use EAM if you have paid for it.

Otherwise, uninstall EAM, then uninstall MSE and reinstall it to correct any issues which may have been caused by the EAM installation.

Afterwards, just leave MSE set to it's default settings, it should be fine now.

Note: Make sure you reboot after uninstalling an Antivirus program. Then, go ahead and add the new Antivirus program.

If you decide to uninstall EAM, use Malwarebytes (MBAM) Pro instead for your Malware protection.

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09 Aug 2016   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
lol Indeed :) Sometimes I believe there is a translation problem with Roland He shows
Antivirus Avast, Avira, CIS
Aned adds MSE into the mix
Good luck with all that buddy :)
ThrashZone - Over the years, I've used, active successively: AVG, Avast, Avira, Comodo IS [firewall only], and a smattering of anti-malware, anti-exploit, etc. -- all of which are gone now. The only remaining security programs: Windows 7 Firewall, EAM active, MSE scheduled scans, SpywareBlaster, and the Ruiware/BillP combine. All three computers are much more multi-layered and much less overlapping than ever before.
Addendum: Found the old info on profile, other info now reads:
Windows 7 Firewall, Emsisoft AM, MSE [scan-only], SpywareBlaster, Ruiware/BillP combine
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