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Windows 7: MS Security Essentials Vs. AVG 9.0

10 Dec 2009   #11
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Manigue,
Your original qestions ask for opinions.
Opinions are a personal view, attitude, or appraisal not necesssarily based on empirical evidence. As such you should take all of the answers provided with a tad of skepticism.
You would be well advised to try what you want to see how you rate the performance on your system.
FWIW here we use AVG Pro [paid] on 2x 64 - bit laptops It works well, we are happy & see no reason to change to another.
It is up to you to use appropriate protection, surf safely & beware what you click on.
Good luck.


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11 Dec 2009   #12
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Manigue View Post
Thanks to all who replied.

For the two "Both Sucks" responses, what are you using?
Free: Avast
Paid: ESET or Vipre.
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11 Dec 2009   #13
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

yep both sucks use eset
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11 Dec 2009   #14
Martee

Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Free: Avast
Paid: ESET or Vipre.
Hello Dinesh,

Do you know the Avast doesn't like torrents? It... (you should know what I mean)
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11 Dec 2009   #15
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Don't use two Antivirus programs at the same time!
They are resource hogs and will fight each other for your system's resources. They may even fight each other's definitions, by incorrectly identifying a virus that isn't on your machine, but is in the other's data base.
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11 Dec 2009   #16
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Manigue View Post
Is anyone using both AVG 9.0 paid version and MS Security Essentials?

Has anyone dropped AVG paid version for MS Security Essentials?

Is MS Security Essential worth a try?

Is it better than AVG?

Thanks.
Both sucks.
Hi there - English Please -- BOTH SUCK - in this case Noun (Implied from context - 2 pieces of AV software so its a Noun in this case) is Plural.

However back to the topic in question - the uselessness or otherwise of MSE / AVG.

This isn't really very informative -- any reasons as to WHY MSE Sucks please.

I've been using the Server version - although I'm actually running it on a DESKTOP running Windows 7 and not a server OS (Forefront Client Security) which is based on the MSE Engine - and it seems to do the job just fine.

If stuff is NO GOOD please help so we can

1) if its an MS product - make it better
2) Point out to others where the deficiencies lie so we can look for something else (or at least check that the alternatives don't have the same problem).

It's a bit like telling a Garage Mechanic -- My car doesn't work properly.

BTW MSE and Forefront Client Security use MINIMAL resources so even if you DID use 2 AV pieces of software at the same time MSE won't slow your system down - although it's good advice NOT to use 2 different AV software systems running concurrently on the same machine.

Note CONSTRUCTIVE as opposed to DESTRUCTIVE CRITICISM is always better and will lead to better products being available.


Cheers
jimbo
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11 Dec 2009   #17
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

well as a personal choice, i like ZoneAlarm, i used AVG free for a while, managed to pick myself up a free (legit.) copy of Zone Alarm 2010 and it picked up 3 nasties that AVG had missed... now they could have been false positives... but im not willing to take the chance
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11 Dec 2009   #18
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
what on EARTH are you runnning on your machines that they seem to get quickly infected.

I've been using W7 since the Beta came out - including shhhhhhh!!!! some builds obtained from the Wild until RTM and NEVER had ANY problem with "Nasties" of any kind other than several re-installs as new builds were "leaked".

I'm sure I wasn't the only one who did that either.

Cheers
jimbo
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11 Dec 2009   #19
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
what on EARTH are you runnning on your machines that they seem to get quickly infected.

I've been using W7 since the Beta came out - including shhhhhhh!!!! some builds obtained from the Wild until RTM and NEVER had ANY problem with "Nasties" of any kind other than several re-installs as new builds were "leaked".

I'm sure I wasn't the only one who did that either.

Cheers
jimbo
no you werent but again shhh..... lets just say i was downloading some files that the MPAA and certain video game publishers probably wouldnt be happy about... and a couple of them turned out to be dodgy,
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12 Dec 2009   #20
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Martee View Post
Do you know the Avast doesn't like torrents? It... (you should know what I mean)
The Avast P2P shield has an issue with uTorrent, but not other torrent(s) or torrent programs. uTorrent creates the entire file and then adds to the file as it downloads which causes Avast to scan the file over and over again even though it doesn't need to. This is why uTorrent is ticked off by default in the P2P shield withing Avast Beta 5.

I use Avast and uTorrent and don't have an issue with this. I don't need Avast scanning the files until I try to run them so I leave it ticked off by default within the Avast shield. No big deal to me.
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