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Microsoft security essentials

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#1 ashmash132


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Posted 04 October 2009 - 06:55 AM

With respect to all.

Microsoft has recently launched "MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS" a real time AV.
I wish to know whether it is worth installing or should wait for some time for now.

Further I have AVAST installed on my PC. Will it interfere with it? Is it advisable to
run both AVAST and "MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS"? If not, which one should
be given preference?



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#2 Keith Fawcett

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 09:51 AM

You should only run one Antivirus program at a time. You could run into conflicts and false alarms running more than one.

Here is an article on Microsoft Security Essentials: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2353447,00.asp. It is definitely better than nothing, but still has a little ways to go.

#3 Someones


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Posted 06 October 2009 - 12:34 AM

Avast and MSE are both solid AVs with high detection rates, but if you've already got Avast you might as well keep it. You should not run two AVs, it can cause conflicts which could lead to less protection. Avast also has multiple 'shields' (in particular the network and web shields should be enabled, the others are not necessary) which provide additional protection.

Edited by Someones, 06 October 2009 - 12:34 AM.

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