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Old 12-27-2010, 10:00 AM   #31
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If i understand this correctly, MSE is a all-in-one app and should not be run with other apps like malwarebytes and such. It has conflicts with each other and allows more virues into the PC because neither is protecting to its full potential...i maybe wrong tho.

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Old 12-27-2010, 10:50 AM   #32
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I am not a computer wiz, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.

On my laptop I opened a visitor account. On the visitor account I have, MalwareBytes, and Microsoft Security essentials installed. I got around a nasty virus by using the visitor account. Both programs are free although I did buy the Malwarebytes.

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The virus I got around was Antivirus 7
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MSE is an all-in-one but you can run other programs with it like MBAM and SAS. Just don't install another active virus scanner along side it. Two active scanners at once is an issue.
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LIL (last in line for those that don't know) Any anti-virus program is as good as it's last update, meaning if you don't keep it up to date then don't bother running it. More importantly, be careful where you go on the web, stay away from pron sites and don't install free programs you're not sure of. Also, pay attention to programs you install. Don't just click through their prompts, alot of them install search engines or other goodies you don't need or want.

Personally, I use MSSE, Microsoft Security Essentials, I keep it up to date daily and it has served me quite well. I refuse to pay to pay for protection but then I'm a bit savvy about how to protect my computer. Just be sure to go into Settings tab and set it to scan daily and be sure the check box for 'Check for the lates virus & spyware definitions before running a scheduled scan is checked. Should be the first check box you can check in the 'Settings tab'.
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I"ll back Ant on that!! I've been using it for years now!!

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Old 01-21-2011, 11:17 AM   #36
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I'm in the same boat as others here. Used AVG for a long time, but switched to Avast about a year ago. I like it much better than any other protection I've used.the only complaint I've had (from my wife - I actually don't mind it) is that the notification that the software has been updated is loud and startling. That's pretty minor in the scheme of things.

As far as security, I've had no complaints.
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Check your options in Avast. The voice effect can be turned off and the other sounds can be turned off as well.

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