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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

19 Jan 2010   #211
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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so does nobody use Security Essentials or would i be better of uninstalling it and using Avast
Hello Joe,

I have no problems with running MSE and Avast at the same time on my system. :)
Same here. Using both at the same time with no issues. :)


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19 Jan 2010   #212
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Why would you want two av programs active at the same time?
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19 Jan 2010   #213
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi Nick,

MSE is more if a anti-malware program with antivirus protection to replace Windows Defender, while Avast is a more dedicated antivirus program. That, and better protection since no one scanner can catch everything. MSE and Avast have been certified to work together as well.
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19 Jan 2010   #214
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hi Nick,

MSE is more if a anti-malware program with antivirus protection to replace Windows Defender, while Avast is a more dedicated antivirus program. That, and better protection since no one scanner can catch everything. MSE and Avast have been certified to work together as well.
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19 Jan 2010   #215
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, they are supposed to be able to work without problems, side by side. You can read a small mention here from a few months ago.
avast! blog Greetings from Redmond
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20 Jan 2010   #216
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

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20 Jan 2010   #217
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hi Nick,

MSE is more if a anti-malware program with antivirus protection to replace Windows Defender, while Avast is a more dedicated antivirus program. That, and better protection since no one scanner can catch everything. MSE and Avast have been certified to work together as well.

erm, MSE is a full AV and anti malware client. It can stand up against threats pretty well on its own.

Quote from Microsoft's MSE site:

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Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
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20 Jan 2010   #218
neoasr

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit OEM 6.1 Build7600
 
 

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so does nobody use Security Essentials or would i be better of uninstalling it and using Avast
Hello Joe,

I have no problems with running MSE and Avast at the same time on my system. :)
Same here. Using both at the same time with no issues. :)
using avast 5 free with nis2010.. no problem in 2 days .. any suggestion
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21 Jan 2010   #219
joeirish

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

thanks all , ok i have downloaded and used the Avast alongside security essentials but do you not find that even for a quick scan Avast takes a very long time and security essentials only takes a few minutes as does malwarebytes
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21 Jan 2010   #220
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Even a full scan with 5 is very fast on my machine. I would say a lot faster than version 4- ever was.
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