MSE alternative update idea

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  1. Posts : 1,102
    OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
       #11

    Hi:

    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,
    MM
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  2. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #12

    lol Indeed :)

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

    Good luck with all that buddy :)
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  3. Posts : 2,167
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
       #13

    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.

    John
    Last edited by AmericanPharaoh; 08 Aug 2016 at 13:34.
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  4. Posts : 2,776
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #14

    ThrashZone said:
    lol Indeed :) Sometimes I believe there is a translation problem with Roland He shows
    Code:
    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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