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#1 amason51

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 02:17 PM

I read that if MSE is installed on a computer, it is not necessary to use antispyware/antimalware programs? True?

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 02:37 PM

You should still also have programs like MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware as stand alone scanners. This will increase your overall protection.

Edited by KingOfIdiocy, 25 September 2010 - 02:38 PM.


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Posted 25 September 2010 - 08:20 PM

amason51,

If you use MSE you can not use Windows Defender as MSE turns it off because it conflicts with the Anti-malware/Anti-spyware parts of MSE. Use SAS and MBAM all you want as on demand scanners.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 07:56 AM

hello thanks for the advice

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 12:37 PM

My Kapersky AV expired yesterday and I installed microsoft security essentials mostly cause it's free. Hope it's just as good.
Did notice my e-mail and web pages load alot faster now with microsoft security essentials.

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 07:42 AM

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is basically a stripped-down version of OneCare aimed at users who either canít or do not want to pay for antivirus and anti-malware software. MSE provides real-time protection that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. The Security Essentials home page offers lniks for Help and Support Guides as well as How to Videos.Reviews:Microsoft Security Essentials auto-updates once every 24 hours and there is no setting within MSE to change the scheduled time or frequency. See the MSE Definitions/Signatures Update FAQ. However, you can always manually download the latest Microsoft Security Essentials updates from the Microsoft Malware Protection Center Portal.

Before installation, Microsoft Security Essentials checks for a validated copy of Windows and will disable Windows Defender if installed since MSE provides protects against spyware. You also need to uninstall all other "Memory Resident" antivirus applications before you can install MSE. See Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials for more information. If MSE is already installed and you try to install Defender afterwards, MSE will advise "Microsoft Client protection has been found. Please remove that product and rerun the setup".

If you are also using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware real-time protection, please read Section I here.
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