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Microsoft Security Essentials

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#1 Fcar54


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Posted 02 May 2011 - 03:40 PM

I have a question:

Is it recommended to run Microsoft Security Essentials and Norton Anti-virus on the same computer? Is Essentials an anti-virus program or just a spyware-malware program?

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#2 Broni


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Posted 02 May 2011 - 04:12 PM

Both are AV programs. It's not recommended to run more than one.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 06:22 PM

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" anti-virus applications before you can install MSE.

Edited by quietman7, 02 May 2011 - 06:22 PM.

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