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Windows 7: MS Security Essentials Vs. AVG 9.0

12 Dec 2009   #21
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

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Thanks to all who replied.

For the two "Both Sucks" responses, what are you using?
Free: Avast
Paid: ESET or Vipre.
+1

All good choices.


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12 Dec 2009   #22
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

I have AVG 9.0. Do you recommend to give MSE a try? Is it very protective? Not annoying? Because I love AVG.
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12 Dec 2009   #23
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XboxOmac View Post
I have AVG 9.0. Do you recommend to give MSE a try? Is it very protective? Not annoying? Because I love AVG.
If you love AVG, you'll definitely love MSE.
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12 Dec 2009   #24
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XboxOmac View Post
I have AVG 9.0. Do you recommend to give MSE a try? Is it very protective? Not annoying? Because I love AVG.
Are you using the paid version of AVG? If so stick with it.

However if it is the free version you might like to try MSE.
**Don't forget to uninstall AVG first.**
You could always go back to AVG again later if you wish.

[Personally I would recommend that you stay with AVG.]
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12 Dec 2009   #25
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

If you don't mind paying for it, I would recommend Nod32. I'm not using it at the moment, because of incompatibility problems with WS2K8, but since I have uninstalled that OS, I'm strongly considering going back to it.
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12 Dec 2009   #26
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XboxOmac View Post
I have AVG 9.0. Do you recommend to give MSE a try? Is it very protective? Not annoying? Because I love AVG.
If you love AVG, you'll definitely love MSE.
Hi there
Seems on this Forum you are one of "The Security Bods" -- so again "What's the probs with MSE".


Is it Slow (it isn't) ,
Does it fail to find "nasties" -- no more than most out there and it's quite good.
Is it easy to install / uninstall -- yes
Does it intefere with running applications on your PC -- Doesn't appear to
Virus / definition data base updated frequently --yes definitely -- often daily
Does it cost anything -- NO

C'mon guy - you seem to have got a reputation of "Security Guru" so please give some proper informative answers.

The current answer you've given is just as uninformative as the previous one.

I can only surmise from the two answers you've made that you probably don't know -- no problem with that - we all certainly have loads of things we don't know about but misleading info is actually worse than none.

Hi Seekermeister

for W server use 2008 Microsoft Forefront Client security roughly similar to MSE with more features suitable to servers. Download FREE 180 Day trial (or FREE unlimited if you are technet subscriber).

To install on a Stand alone computer (including a server) don't run the setup.exe but get into an elevated DOS prompt , switch to the X-64 CLIENT directory and execute the command clientsetup / nomom.

Works a treat - actually I'm using it on a W7 X-64 computer too.

Cheers
jimbo
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12 Dec 2009   #27
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I hate MSE because of its weak antispyware protection. No wonder its a strong antivirus, but it lacks better detection of SPYWARE. Also, 45-55 MB RAM usage. It needs some maturity. Its an infant IMO.
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12 Dec 2009   #28
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Neither AVG nor Avast offer 64-bit versions when I looked.
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12 Dec 2009   #29
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Avast does support 64bit OS.


Edit: yes they dont have a 64bit version.
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12 Dec 2009   #30
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
I hate MSE because of its weak antispyware protection. No wonder its a strong antivirus, but it lacks better detection of SPYWARE. Also, 45-55 MB RAM usage. It needs some maturity. Its an infant IMO.
Hi there
whilst I don't necessarily agree here that's better -- Info that can be checked with / compared against other security software
thanks - and have a good weekend.

Cheers
jimbo
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