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Old August 30, 2011, 03:13 AM
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Well, my Norton 2011 runs out pretty quick so I'll be giving MSE a try then, honestly just didn't know much about it. Programmer at work uses Avast free version and I know He has access to MSE so this why I ask.
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Old August 30, 2011, 09:00 AM
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I personally never install any type of AV or malware scanning programs I have them on pendrives and up date the definitions once in a while and scan once in a while I think of it this way if you do get a virus then it most likely is going to shut down any security you have on your system . I haven't had a virus in a very long time just as long as you keep things that have access to the internet updated ( flash thing like that) then your fairely secure. most bad things out there are usually written to get into corporations or companies.
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Old August 30, 2011, 04:54 PM
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I personally never install any type of AV or malware scanning programs I have them on pendrives and up date the definitions once in a while and scan once in a while I think of it this way if you do get a virus then it most likely is going to shut down any security you have on your system . I haven't had a virus in a very long time just as long as you keep things that have access to the internet updated ( flash thing like that) then your fairely secure. most bad things out there are usually written to get into corporations or companies.

I don't get viruses either, although I seem to be consistently eradicating them off of friends machines. But I think it's suicide to surf without one on a non-Linux OS.
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Old August 30, 2011, 06:07 PM
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3/4 of virus prevention is user controlled. Hell, I might even go as high as to say 9/10ths. I can't remember the last time my virus program gave me a warning that it found/stopped a virus/etc.

Knowing not to click on that junk there, download sketchy file Y, or not to visit shady site Z will seriously help reduce your risk of viruses. That being said, for the amount of resources MSE takes up, I just let a copy run. It's not hurting me any.
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Old August 31, 2011, 12:10 PM
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I'll second that comment.... even if it was Sagath saying it....
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What about Windows Defender -- seems be an anti-spyware adjunct to whatever anti-virus program you're running.
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I'll second that comment.... even if it was Sagath saying it....
or anything says Free (to load trojans)


Windows Defender is same as Essentials just win7 format
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Old December 6, 2011, 04:10 AM
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Actually it seems MSE will disabled Windows Defender (at least on my computer anyways) automatically when it is installed.
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or anything says Free (to load trojans)


Windows Defender is same as Essentials just win7 format
windows defender is junk.

mse is far superior and runs on xp, vista and 7
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