Question about MSE

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by century, Oct 31, 2010.

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  1. century

    century Registered Member

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    I am using Avira 9 free in my home computer (WinXP SP2) & it is running light. I have just Windows firewall on & go for bi-weekly scans with SuperAntispyware.

    Recently we have got another computer & my friends are suggesting Microsoft Security Essntials as security suite.
    Will MSE give the same protection as any other free AV suite?
    Also will it be light on resources?
    Will windows firewall be sufficient?

    Any reply from members will be highly appreciated.
     
  2. 3GUSER

    3GUSER Registered Member

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    Make sure you update your computer to Service Pack 3 for Windows XP
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...a8-5e76-401f-be08-1e1555d4f3d4&displaylang=en

    SP2 is insecure and no longer supported.

    AVIRA 9 is outdated version . There is a free upgrade to v10.

    No problem for MSE if you like it as a program and if you rely on free programs.

    Personally I am not a fan of free products and don't think that free AVs alone could provide adequate level of protection , this includes MSE.

    Yes . Why not?


    You should take a look at all the programs and decide on your own . Here is a list of Windows legitimate security providers:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/antivirus-partners/windows-7.aspx

    Ensure your OS and most used and popular applications are updated .
     
  3. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

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    On Windows 7 64 bit I use both the Windows Firewall and MSE and I have no complaints. No lag or noticeable slowdown.

    Some subscription avs are crap and some free are very good.
    I don't see being free as a good or bad indicator in how well they work as a category.
     
  4. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    Thank you all
    Please see our Policy concerning these type questions.
     
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