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Windows 7: MS Security Essentials Vs. AVG 9.0

06 Jan 2010   #71
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
I dont know which to use..

I have tryed Both, dunno Which to choose

WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE GUYS?
In case this thread wasn't clear - MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials)


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06 Jan 2010   #72
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
I dont know which to use..

I have tryed Both, dunno Which to choose

WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE GUYS?
In case this thread wasn't clear - MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials)
At this point I happen to be in agreement. Apparently while exchanging information with one tech support for a software used regularly here "any" antivirus as well as other security programs running in the background can interfere. Once AVG 9.0 was placed on the disabled list guess what caught what some "approved site" believe or not according to Bing with a green check mark trying to place a bug on the system here?

Microsoft Security Essentials which has absolutely no effect on the program involved! I used to see AVG spring to life when disabled to flag bugs. Apparently MS got it right this time with the MSE!

(First 7 now MSE! Way to go MS about time! )
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09 Jan 2010   #73
marseverywhere

Triple boot XP 64bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Ubuntu 9.04 64bit
 
 
Threatfire

Since we are on the subject of AV software, may I suggest that all who have not done so take a look into PC Tools ThreatFire as an adjunct to your present AV software. I have used it for years with no problems and it caught a couple of things, though I do not recall exactly what now, that otherwise went undetected. I recommend it.

Here is a little blurb from their website - "By implementing sophisticated real-time behavioral analysis ThreatFire is able to stop never- before-seen "zero-day" threats solely by detecting their malicious activity."
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09 Jan 2010   #74
seekermeister

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

Quote:
"By implementing sophisticated real-time behavioral analysis ThreatFire is able to stop never- before-seen "zero-day" threats solely by detecting their malicious activity."
This seems to be a more verbose way of saying what most other A/Vs call heuristic detection, which is a common feature in most A/Vs.
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09 Jan 2010   #75
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marseverywhere View Post
Since we are on the subject of AV software, may I suggest that all who have not done so take a look into PC Tools ThreatFire as an adjunct to your present AV software. I have used it for years with no problems and it caught a couple of things, though I do not recall exactly what now, that otherwise went undetected. I recommend it.

Here is a little blurb from their website - "By implementing sophisticated real-time behavioral analysis ThreatFire is able to stop never- before-seen "zero-day" threats solely by detecting their malicious activity."
I'm running ThreatFire along with MSE, and the combination is a winner....along with Adblock Plus and NoScript on Firefox, nothing gets through.....at least not yet.*knock on wood*
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09 Jan 2010   #76
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I have used AVG in the past but since win7 beta/RC been using MSE, great little program and easy on resources what more could you want.

I spend most of my time in the crashes and debugging dept and there seems plenty of BSODs that involve A/V programs and alot of them are AVG (and McAfee), where as i havent seen a single one that involves MSE so compatibilty is good, but then seein as its MS product it really should be
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09 Jan 2010   #77
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

With AVG disabled here something got on the system and was flagged by MSE. But when clicking the clean computer option it wanted to install something that kept running into the "you don't have enough permissions" warning. Finally after several repeat attempts I was able to get the download MSE wanted on to work!

Get this the trojan was placed on the system by a site with the green check mark on it while searching with Bing! That seems to be a problem with the new MS search it would seem since this bug got through since disabling AVG a few days ago! The image here shows just what MSE found when "something" got on!

Technical information on that trojan can be seen at http://blogs.technet.com/mmpc/archiv...f-a-rogue.aspx


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09 Jan 2010   #78
rasso

vista ultimate 64 bit
 
 

if you have 4 gb ram ,just install kaspersky.
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09 Jan 2010   #79
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rasso View Post
if you have 4 gb ram ,just install kaspersky.
Thats a bit.. off.

I have 4gb of RAM and Kaspersky was rather slow for me.
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09 Jan 2010   #80
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

That's a little strange.

I was running a cheap $399.00 E-Machine with 1GB or RAM and running PC Tools Spyware Doctor with Antivirus and Registry Mechanic with no problem.
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