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Windows 7: MS Security Essentials Vs. AVG 9.0

12 Dec 2009   #31
clunkfish

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I use MSE because my employer-supplied (and frequently updated) McAfee was (and for all I know still is) 7-incompatible. MSE has caught things on my home PC running 7 that fully up-to-date McAfee missed on my work PC running XP.

I realise that my experience isn't exactly definitive evidence, but the ease of use of MSE, its documented ability to catch problem files that other scanners have missed, its frequent updates, and its very attractive price make it a winner in my eyes.


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12 Dec 2009   #32
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clunkfish View Post
I use MSE because my employer-supplied (and frequently updated) McAfee was (and for all I know still is) 7-incompatible. MSE has caught things on my home PC running 7 that fully up-to-date McAfee missed on my work PC running XP.

I realise that my experience isn't exactly definitive evidence, but the ease of use of MSE, its documented ability to catch problem files that other scanners have missed, its frequent updates, and its very attractive price make it a winner in my eyes.
Hi there
I tend to agree with you -- after all who should know better about the OS than the developer itself (MS) and they have the resources to keep this stuff up to date.

IMO apart for some corporates who probably have "Maintenance Plans" in place I would expect that way before the 2012 London Olympic Games for Home computers at least PAID FOR AV software will have gone the way of the Dodo.

Cheers
jimbo
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12 Dec 2009   #33
Martee

Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

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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.
Hello TheIgster,

Sure, but I don't use Avast anymore, I stopped using it three years ago. I use MSE right now. I even don't know that I'm using it, it's so light on the system. For me, it's a winner.
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12 Dec 2009   #34
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Martee View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
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.
Hello TheIgster,

Sure, but I don't use Avast anymore, I stopped using it three years ago. I use MSE right now. I even don't know that I'm using it, it's so light on the system. For me, it's a winner.
Hi Martee, could you please post a screenshot of your taskmgr(Processes tab) so that we can see how much RAM its using?

Edit: Don't forget to check Show Processes from All Users.
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12 Dec 2009   #35
Martee

Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

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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.

Dinesh my friend, it's time to upgrade the RAM on your system in such case. The 55MB of RAM...big deal, your system usually uses up to 1GB RAM what about the rest, Use it.
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12 Dec 2009   #36
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

For now, I have installed Norton Internet Security 2010 and its using around 20 MB whereas MSE is taking upto 50 MB.

MS Security Essentials Vs. AVG 9.0-capture.png

BTW, yes you are right. Its time to upgrade RAM. However, MSE does take up a lot of RAM IMHO.


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12 Dec 2009   #37
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

My testing with MSE has been real promising so I now load it on all new builds. I don't run it myself as it's lack of basic features is a problem for me. I have a few apps that all virus programs mis-identify and a Trojan and immediately delete the exe so have to be able to easily disable auto-protect prior to running them.

Otherwise it works very well,
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12 Dec 2009   #38
clunkfish

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

[QUOTE=Martee;437713]
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
Just over 7MB of RAM usage on my system - and that's while it's scanning! It doesn't seem to change whether it is just monitoring or actively scanning disks, and 7MB of RAM is not much of a load.


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12 Dec 2009   #39
clunkfish

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
For now, I have installed Norton Internet Security 2010 and its using around 20 MB whereas MSE is taking upto 50 MB.

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BTW, yes you are right. Its time to upgrade RAM. However, MSE does take up a lot of RAM IMHO.
You're looking at the wrong line - MSE is using less than 5MB of RAM.
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12 Dec 2009   #40
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
For now, I have installed Norton Internet Security 2010 and its using around 20 MB whereas MSE is taking upto 50 MB.

Attachment 41692

BTW, yes you are right. Its time to upgrade RAM. However, MSE does take up a lot of RAM IMHO.
In-spite of the bad reputation that Norton has earn since the release of Norton Anti-Virus 2004 and all subsequent crap, NIS 2010 is an excellent product.
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