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Windows 7: MSE Ranks as Best-Performing Free Antivirus

28 Dec 2009   #11
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, StokesleyLad.

You are correct, definitely do not install two A/V programs. Although you are happy with Avast, which is fine, you may be interested in reading Why you don't need your anti-virus to scan your email - A Cloudeight Information Avenune Tutorial.


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29 Dec 2009   #12
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

MSE in action:

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29 Dec 2009   #13
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine MVP View Post
Hi, StokesleyLad.

You are correct, definitely do not install two A/V programs. Although you are happy with Avast, which is fine, you may be interested in reading Why you don't need your anti-virus to scan your email - A Cloudeight Information Avenune Tutorial.
Tom Koch MVP states. "And NEVER open an attachment directly from your email. ALWAYS save it to your desktop (or another easily accessible folder) and scan it with your anti-virus program before opening it."
No thank you I will let my Anti_Virus check it on arrival so I don't have to go through three steps to do the same thing. They also state "
One of the biggest problem caused by email virus scanners is corrupted Outlook Express DBX (data) files." I use Thunderbird and wife has Outlook Express and I have NEVER had a DBX file corrupted so I don't see that as a problem. Maybe it is a problem with Outlook Express and MS is just blaming it on "other" software as usual.
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29 Dec 2009   #14
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, Phone Man.

The main thing is that you are taking steps to avoid your computer becoming infected. Based on your comments, I expect you still remain cautious about opening unexpected attachments. After all, even the most up-to-date antivirus program cannot detect everything, whether scanning it coming in the door or after it has arrived.
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01 Jan 2010   #15
colinw

windows 7
 
 

I've been trying MSE out for a few weeks now. Usually i use nod32. Anyway yesterday i done a full scan of my E: drive which took over 2 hours to complete, but after the scan was finished MSE was using 100% cpu and the hard drive light would not go out, and it stayed like that, i had to shut my laptop down and it struggled to do that.

Also recently just noticed if i browse to a folder full of files MSE keeps checking all the .exe files so there is a delay in the actual icons appearing. You have to wait several seconds while the icons update ?

Anyone else notice this at all ?

Running Windows 7 64bit, 4gb ram

Thanks
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01 Jan 2010   #16
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by colinw View Post
I've been trying MSE out for a few weeks now. Usually i use nod32. Anyway yesterday i done a full scan of my E: drive which took over 2 hours to complete, but after the scan was finished MSE was using 100% cpu and the hard drive light would not go out, and it stayed like that, i had to shut my laptop down and it struggled to do that.

Also recently just noticed if i browse to a folder full of files MSE keeps checking all the .exe files so there is a delay in the actual icons appearing. You have to wait several seconds while the icons update ?

Anyone else notice this at all ?

Running Windows 7 64bit, 4gb ram

Thanks
Hi there, MSE does scan all the files hence it's taking a long time to show up the icons. However, it does it just once. Not everytime. But I'm not sure about the hard drive light issue.
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01 Jan 2010   #17
StyngerSmash

 

Tried MSE on my notebook and on my desktop. So far so good. Had Avira on my desktop before, but Windows 7 kept on saying that I didn't have an AV. Got rid of it, but mostly because it had a clunky interface.
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02 Jan 2010   #18
colinw

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by colinw View Post
I've been trying MSE out for a few weeks now. Usually i use nod32. Anyway yesterday i done a full scan of my E: drive which took over 2 hours to complete, but after the scan was finished MSE was using 100% cpu and the hard drive light would not go out, and it stayed like that, i had to shut my laptop down and it struggled to do that.

Also recently just noticed if i browse to a folder full of files MSE keeps checking all the .exe files so there is a delay in the actual icons appearing. You have to wait several seconds while the icons update ?

Anyone else notice this at all ?

Running Windows 7 64bit, 4gb ram

Thanks
Hi there, MSE does scan all the files hence it's taking a long time to show up the icons. However, it does it just once. Not everytime. But I'm not sure about the hard drive light issue.
Hi Dinesh, yeh you are right, it does the scan just once. Strange i'm sure the other day it was scanning every time i went into the folder ? anyway i'll keep an eye on it. Was not happy about the full scan though. thanks again.
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02 Jan 2010   #19
Peaches

Windows 7 Final
 
 

This is good to hear seeing as how it's what I use for my anti-virus needs.
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