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Windows 7: Avast 5 or MSE

26 Mar 2010   #11
Phone Man

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

Don't know which is best so I run BOTH. I like the way Avast will auto update and also has a scan log. MSE uses Windows Update and mine is set to check for updates but not install. MSE also doesn't have a log file so I don't know when and if a scheduled scan was run. MSE will only let you set one scan schedule and AVAST has a separate schedule for both Full and Quick. I have mine set to do a quick scan M-S and a full scan on Sunday. Just a few things that make AVAST a little better. They both play well together for now. Maybe MSE will make some GUI changes and give us more options.

Jim


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26 Mar 2010   #12
Phone Man

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

The update default for Avast comes set at 240min (4hrs) but can be changed under Settings.

Jim
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26 Mar 2010   #13
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I wouldn't use either but I would choose Avast over MSE. It's a better all round program IMO.
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27 Mar 2010   #14
Phone Man

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

As of tonight I have removed MSE and using AVAST. I had worked with MS on an OOBE Event-Error in MSE and they came up with a fix. After a week the problem came back. Received a message from another forum and other people are seeing the error again. I tried the fix again and it worked for one boot but then the error returns. I may try it again when MS has a new stable version, but in the tests I have seen AVAST is just a little better and no errors.

Jim
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27 Mar 2010   #15
GeorgeB

Windows 7
 
 

I like MSE better.
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