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Windows 7: Two A/V programs?

29 Jun 2010   #1
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 
Two A/V programs?

Is Microsoft Security Essentials an A/V program? Can I run Norton Internet Security and Microsoft Security Essentials at the same time?


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29 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
Is Microsoft Security Essentials an A/V program? Can I run Norton Internet Security and Microsoft Security Essentials at the same time?
Yes MSE is an anti virus app and no you shouldnt run both. For my money I would pick MSE as it causes far less BSOD's than NIS, and it is free


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29 Jun 2010   #3
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

I have Norton on a free three month trial. It's rated number1 in most magazines. I've only recently heard of MSE and I haven't seen it rated in any magazines. That's why I use Norton. If I could be convinced to use MSE instead, I would.
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29 Jun 2010   #4
mark5019

windows 7 pro
 
 

mse is very good
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29 Jun 2010   #5
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Whenever anyone asks me about NIS I reply: If you want a slow, kludgy computer that crashes often by all means install NIS.

Maybe it's better than it used to be.....?

Ap
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29 Jun 2010   #6
Phone Man

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aphelion View Post
Whenever anyone asks me about NIS I reply: If you want a slow, kludgy computer that crashes often by all means install NIS.

Maybe it's better than it used to be.....?

Ap
Since 2009 Norton has seen the light and NIS is back on top. A lot faster and does a good job of protection.

Jim
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29 Jun 2010   #7
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aphelion View Post
Whenever anyone asks me about NIS I reply: If you want a slow, kludgy computer that crashes often by all means install NIS.

Maybe it's better than it used to be.....?

Ap
Since 2009 Norton has seen the light and NIS is back on top. A lot faster and does a good job of protection.

Jim
Jim,

Thanks for that, all I remembered is the Norton that acted more like a virus than a program designed to protect your computer. It's not often a company does an about face with their Flagship software.

Ap
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29 Jun 2010   #8
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aphelion View Post
Jim,

Thanks for that, all I remembered is the Norton that acted more like a virus than a program designed to protect your computer. It's not often a company does an about face with their Flagship software.

Ap
Your memory serves you well but they have turned many Norton haters into Norton users recently.

@Nisko

You should decide for yourself which anti-virus to use. MSE is good. So is NIS. Try MSE after your NIS trial and if you haven't already, read What's the Best Anti-virus?.

Is all you use for security NIS?
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29 Jun 2010   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
I have Norton on a free three month trial. It's rated number1 in most magazines. I've only recently heard of MSE and I haven't seen it rated in any magazines. That's why I use Norton. If I could be convinced to use MSE instead, I would.
Apparently, Norton has got itself together recently.

What would convince you about MSE?

It hasn't been around long enough to generate the interest and reviews that you can find for Norton, McAfee, AVG, etc.

Having said that, MSE works very well for most people--smallish footprint, updated automatically every 48 hours or less, and an intelligible uncluttered interface.

Most on this forum use it in conjunction with some other program--most often Malware Bytes, which can be run periodically. I think a few people are using MSE only.

I'm not wedded to MSE and am not a MS sycophant, but so far so good. I'd drop it if I had issues, but none have surfaced.
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29 Jun 2010   #10
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) Dont use 2 Antivirus programmes together with both in Real time protection mode. Enable real time protection in one, while using the other for the occasional full scan. You can beef up by adding free Malwarebytes and anti-spyware/ anti-trojans to your arsenal, but duplicating the AV wouldnt do much good.

2) Regarding MSE and Norton, I had been using MSE for a while now. I noticed while MSE is excellent in preventing infection, its not so good at actually cleaning up once the machine is already infected. Had this experience a couple of times, now have switched to Norton. Its quite lightweight though it has its annoyances- it insists on a browser toolbar, vets my google search results (with a green tick!) and generally is more intrusive than MSE. Lately it has been giving me infection warnings which I think are a false positive because that file doesnt exist on my machine. But otherwise, it seems to be working OK.
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