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Windows 7: Do you need.

06 Jan 2010   #1
BlinkY

Win 7 x64
 
 
Do you need.

Hey guys quick question.
I installed toca race driver 3 earlier and for some reason the starforce thing corrupted my computer and I could restart pc without it going into startup repair.
Anyway ive done a full reinstall and was just wondering with win7 firewall and win defender if its worth actualy having avg installed as an AV since I already have defender.


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06 Jan 2010   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Download Microsoft Security Essentials, it takes the place of Windows Defender and is a much better program! http://www.microsoft.com/security/products/mse.aspx
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06 Jan 2010   #3
BlinkY

Win 7 x64
 
 

cheers mate, just installed, I do actualy remember talking about this a few weeks back.
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06 Jan 2010   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Good deal!
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06 Jan 2010   #5
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi Jacee, how does the Microsoft Security Essentials compare to other security solutions? Is there a 64-bit version? I am using Eset 4 at the moment, but I always wonder if there is something as (or more) efficient that would consume less resources.
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06 Jan 2010   #6
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Yes, unifex, there is a 64-bit version and Microsoft Security Essentials works just fine on Windows 7 64-bit.

@BlinkY, since you installed MSE, do not install AVG as you don't want two antivirus programs conflicting.
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07 Jan 2010   #7
BlinkY

Win 7 x64
 
 

yeh dont worry, its actualy nice not having to touch AVG or any external AV or firewall now. ive read a few reviews (if you know of any more then let me know) and Essentials seems to come up pretty good so more than happy to use it, also the GUI for once looks pretty easy to navigate.
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