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Windows 7: Cause of windows security updates 13/10/10

17 Oct 2010   #11
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Dave76

+1 Then run Malwarebyes evey so often just in case.


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17 Oct 2010   #12
Doo0592

Window 7 Home Professional x64
 
 

Oooo Avast, I had forgotten about that one. I remember liking it before so I think I'll give it another whirl :P
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17 Oct 2010   #13
Doo0592

Window 7 Home Professional x64
 
 

Does windows defender do the same job as MSE then?
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17 Oct 2010   #14
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

MSE supercedes Defender. Also it runs very nice with Avast.

Mike
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17 Oct 2010   #15
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Dave76

+1 Then run Malwarebyes evey so often just in case.

Yes, that's what I do also, forgot to mention that.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Doo0592 View Post
Does windows defender do the same job as MSE then?
No, not really.

MSE is much, much, better.
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17 Oct 2010   #16
madtownidiot

 

Defender really ought to have been called Defenseless.. I have never seen defender take any action, except in the process of blocking a legitimate application.. MSE is much better, and seems to work well with other security software installed as a backup
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17 Oct 2010   #17
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Most recommended from this site, MSE for malware and Avast for anti virus.

I'm running both now and have no issues or virus/malware.
Can anyone explain then, The usefulness of the "Real Time protection/scanner in MSE?

Taken from the Program Settings page:
Quote:
Real-time protection enables Microsoft Security Essentials to monitor your computer all the time and alert you when potential threats, such as viruses and spyware, are trying to install themselves or run on your computer.
This is assuming of course that one is running "real time" along with another A/V.
I have noticed several members that run an extra A/V along with MSE, and have not had problems.
But is it not the "Golden Rule" not to run two active A/V's simultaneously?

That is why I have stayed away from running two at the same time, but if it is possible, then I say "Great"! The added protection is most welcome.
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17 Oct 2010   #18
madtownidiot

 

MSE by itself is middle of the road at best, because it doesn't get updated frequently enough to keep up with new threats, and provides no protection at all against rogue AVs and other malware that is released between updates, but if you purchase malwarebytes and enable the protection module to back up MSE, you end up with a very user-friendly malware protection setup that rivals anything on the market. On the average day, malwarebytes is updated at least 4 times.
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18 Oct 2010   #19
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Thanks for the clarification madtown.
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18 Oct 2010   #20
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Most recommended from this site, MSE for malware and Avast for anti virus.

I'm running both now and have no issues or virus/malware.
Can anyone explain then, The usefulness of the "Real Time protection/scanner in MSE?

Taken from the Program Settings page:
Quote:
Real-time protection enables Microsoft Security Essentials to monitor your computer all the time and alert you when potential threats, such as viruses and spyware, are trying to install themselves or run on your computer.
This is assuming of course that one is running "real time" along with another A/V.
I have noticed several members that run an extra A/V along with MSE, and have not had problems.
But is it not the "Golden Rule" not to run two active A/V's simultaneously?

That is why I have stayed away from running two at the same time, but if it is possible, then I say "Great"! The added protection is most welcome.
Avast was designed to be compatible with MSE. It is an exception to the golden rule.
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