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#1 Dave D.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 11:08 AM

Hello!
I just had to have windows reinstalled and the security/anti-virus program the gentleman installed is Microsoft Security Essentials. Previously I was using Norton, Spybot and ad-aware. The tech told me he thought that (MSE) would work just as well as what I was using. Does anyone have experience with comparison of these programs.
Thanks!...........{Dave}

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 11:41 AM

I personally don't like Norton, it has had a tendency in the past to not play well with others. I haven't read anything bad about MSE, but I haven't heard anything positive about it either yet. I prefer Avast, this is freeware as well.

What are you using for a firewall?

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 11:48 AM

Not a Norton fan either. Used to be a resource hog. While I have heard that has changed in newer versions I still find it to be very proprietary and can cause unseen problems not easily tracked down.

MSE has gotten fair to good reviews from what I have seen.
IMO, if you want a set and forget type of AV then MSE may be the way to go. If you do`t mind tweaking and customizing to your need`s then I`m with dc3.
I run Avast free on all my PCs and is among those I recommend to Clients.

#4 Dave D.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 12:54 PM

Thanks for the info... I did have a virus some time ago that Norton would detect, but couldn't do anything to prevent or remove it.
That's how I was tuned into "Bleeping Computer". I know that no anti-virus program is 100% successful - but it's nice to know of those that people have had good experience with.

For firewall I am using the one that comes with windows XP.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 01:05 PM

If you have recently uninstalled Norton through add/remove programs you should follow that up by running Norton Removal Tool to clean up the remnants.

Personally, I use Avast, MalwareBytes AntiMalware and SuperAntispyware and recommend them to all my clients.
The ones that run them routinely are not having any problems.
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