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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials good?

02 Mar 2010   #11
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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I am using BitDefender Total Security 2010 with a license, and its great...... it does a great job of protecting
well as they say "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." so ideally you should stick with BitDefender Total Security 2010
It might not be broken, but why pay for something that may not be as good, or is just as good as a free alternative? I'm not sure if your rich or not, but if your like me. You try to save as much as you can by finding alternatives to pricey software.


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02 Mar 2010   #12
thathagat

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

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I am using BitDefender Total Security 2010 with a license, and its great...... it does a great job of protecting
well as they say "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." so ideally you should stick with BitDefender Total Security 2010
It might not be broken, but why pay for something that may not be as good, or is just as good as a free alternative? I'm not sure if your rich or not, but if your like me. You try to save as much as you can by finding alternatives to pricey software.
well...he already has the license....likes it....check his post here...What internet security shall i download and install
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You should do your own research and find out which AV is best, I did my research and on most site reviews Bitdefender came out 1st, and 2nd was kaspersky... so I would reccomend Bitdefender to you, as I have been using it for 2 years on home PC, and 2 months on my new 7 laptop, and no viruses on either. But between Avast and kaspersky, definitely kaspersky because its better and its worth it, but try out bitdefender. To anyone that tells you norton is good, than back slap them with your hand :P
if he were thinking of buying BD i surely would have suggested mse....but the case is different
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02 Mar 2010   #13
Terrorz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

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I am using BitDefender Total Security 2010 with a license, and its great...... it does a great job of protecting
well as they say "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." so ideally you should stick with BitDefender Total Security 2010
It might not be broken, but why pay for something that may not be as good, or is just as good as a free alternative? I'm not sure if your rich or not, but if your like me. You try to save as much as you can by finding alternatives to pricey software.
No im not rich, and Bitdefender is a great AV, but its kinda is rough on my laptop, and yea I decided to get MSE, and it seems real simple, and lol its only 7 mb so yea its not going to be a hassle on my laptop... so far I like it. Thank you everyone for your input
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02 Mar 2010   #14
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

The other advantage is that MSE seems very difficult for malware to disable. Compared the number of computers with Norton and McAfee that I've found with their AV systems damaged or disabled by malware, so far I've found none where MSE was disabled the same way. In fact I generally use MSE to clean up computers where other AV solutions have been compromised.
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02 Mar 2010   #15
Terrorz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

lol I dont know why Windows dosent come with MSE instead a trial of norton.
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02 Mar 2010   #16
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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lol I dont know why Windows dosent come with MSE instead a trial of norton.
Windows does not come with Norton. That is something the computer manufacturer (Dell, HP) put on there.

Here's an interesting read: MSE inbuilt for Windows 8
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02 Mar 2010   #17
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Keeping your computer secure is of upmost importance. This is what Microsoft Windows recommends: Understanding security and safe computing.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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02 Mar 2010   #18
markymark69

windows 7 Home Prem x64
 
 

norton= yuk yuk!! i really dont like that software, never have, im using MSE and have had no problems at all, i would definatley recommend it, and its free! what more can you ask for!
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02 Mar 2010   #19
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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I am using BitDefender Total Security 2010 with a license, and its great. I also did my research on it, and it came out #1 on many site reviews/tests... so I am just wondering is Microsoft Security Essentials good enough to replace my Bitdefender Total Security 2010, or I should just stick with Bitdefender as it does a great job of protecting. I just want the best protection for my PC. Feel free to share your experiences and knowledge.
I use MSE on all of my computers and even recommend and install for friends and family as well.
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02 Mar 2010   #20
PeteC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I use MSE, I also have the latest version of Avast on another Win 7 box, and had been using McAfee (comes free from my ISP) on another....First off, they ALL "work". McAfee frankly can be a pain, and it runs with a bit more overhead than either MSE or Avast...so I left it behind. MSE appears to work great (you only know otherwise if it gets "borked", right?), and is very unobtrusive...same goes for Avast for that matter.

If what you are using now suits you, why bother switching? Me? I am careful, but also "cheap", and at this stage of the game, it appears to make little or no sense to pay for an AV/Firewall when so many excellent, FREE solutions are out there, but that is just my personal opinion...
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