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Topic # 66193 14-Aug-2010 08:57
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I am running AdAware and Spybot on my computer in addition to NOD32 AV. My NOD32 sub runs out soon and I am going to move to MSE (thanks to some great advice here on gz).

It seems that MSE can replace all this stuff - will I be able to forget about AdAware, Spybot, Windows Defender etc once I have MSE running?

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  Reply # 367461 14-Aug-2010 09:17
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yep it does it all.




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  Reply # 367481 14-Aug-2010 10:25
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You might want to leave adaware and spybot installed as when it comes to spyware it seems a multi pronged attack works best. No one app gets all of them.

However for anti virus MSE will be fine by itself.







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  Reply # 367909 15-Aug-2010 17:29
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If it was me. I woudl stick with the nod and spybot. add in malwarebytes. dont go to micro soft essentials. i have seen it mess up to many computers.

remove adaware. its old school these days and slows your pc down its the services it uses




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  Reply # 367913 15-Aug-2010 17:39
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heretohelp: If it was me. I woudl stick with the nod and spybot. add in malwarebytes. dont go to micro soft essentials. i have seen it mess up to many computers.


I am in the Microsoft Security Essentials Perpetual Beta, and I never seen MSE "mess up" computers, even though I now have it running in seven PCs around here...





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  Reply # 367918 15-Aug-2010 17:57
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MSE really should be included standard with all new Windows installations. I know that throws a whole lot of anti-trust questions in the air, but maybe they could have a ballot of some sort (similar to the recent IE Ballot).

On a side note, does anyone notice a complete slow down when MSE is updating? Just seems to take quite a while.

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  Reply # 367928 15-Aug-2010 18:25
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i was a skeptic. now i'm a convert. it is at least as good as the best around for virus and spyware and any malware. in fact it picked up something that avg9 and avast glanced passed. so i ignored it and i got 100+ internet explorer windows opened before i managed to shut it down. thankfully it wasnt a bad nasty. uninstalled a toolbar and it was fine. or so it seems ...




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  Reply # 367934 15-Aug-2010 18:55
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freitasm:
heretohelp: If it was me. I woudl stick with the nod and spybot. add in malwarebytes. dont go to micro soft essentials. i have seen it mess up to many computers.


I am in the Microsoft Security Essentials Perpetual Beta, and I never seen MSE "mess up" computers, even though I now have it running in seven PCs around here...



I have fixed atleast 10computers where MSE has been the problem. take it off and put another antivirus on and bingo.

Fully checked over for viruses and nothing. Im not saying it doesnt work. im just saying when it goes wrong it goes very wrong




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  Reply # 367936 15-Aug-2010 18:59
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heretohelp:
freitasm:
heretohelp: If it was me. I woudl stick with the nod and spybot. add in malwarebytes. dont go to micro soft essentials. i have seen it mess up to many computers.


I am in the Microsoft Security Essentials Perpetual Beta, and I never seen MSE "mess up" computers, even though I now have it running in seven PCs around here...



I have fixed atleast 10computers where MSE has been the problem. take it off and put another antivirus on and bingo.

Fully checked over for viruses and nothing. Im not saying it doesnt work. im just saying when it goes wrong it goes very wrong



Like what goes wrong? I have seen 100's of machines with MSE on it, no issues so far...

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  Reply # 367946 15-Aug-2010 19:38
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I have also seen MSE on many machines and NONE have had issues regarding MSE so far

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  Reply # 367960 15-Aug-2010 20:09
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I am surprised how well it has run for me too. It's not slowing down the PC and scanning the PC doesn't take any longer than the ones you buy off the shelves.

Well done Microsoft. I reckon Microsoft has hit the nail on this product! Interesting to see how this develops and how it affects the likes of Norton and McAfee etc.

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  Reply # 367963 15-Aug-2010 20:11
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heavenlywild: I am surprised how well it has run for me too. It's not slowing down the PC and scanning the PC doesn't take any longer than the ones you buy off the shelves.

Well done Microsoft. I reckon Microsoft has hit the nail on this product! Interesting to see how this develops and how it affects the likes of Norton and McAfee etc.


Norton and mcaffe/. I think im going to stop posting b4 these companies take me to court. enough said




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  Reply # 368189 16-Aug-2010 13:38
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I was the OP here and, man, am I now confused. Two distinct schools of thought on MS Security Essentials and each view adamantly held. After the first few posts I thought it was clear that MSE was the way I would go. Now I feel not much wiser as to whether I should let the NOD32 sub lapse and run with MSE or not. Hmm.

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  Reply # 368195 16-Aug-2010 14:05
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I cant really help as to which way to go as i preach both products. We sell Nod32 via chillisoft and for home clients that refuse to pay for AV, we put on MSE.
I have not had any problems with MSE at all, and ive personally installed it on well over 100+ machines, none of which have come back with virus problems. I can recommend MSE however it never hurts to have a backup anti-spyware program, for this i recommend Malwarebytes antimalware or superantispyware both are free.  Ditched spybot and adaware a few years ago, as they no longer find all the nasty's out there.

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