Ms Security Essentials - vs - AVAST & Spyware Terminator

  Graphicool1 13 Aug 11

I've bought a new PC, it already has 'Microsoft Security Essentials' installed. But on prevous systems I've always run AVAST and Spyware Terminator. If I were to run them all together I would be asking for trouble. So my question is should I keep MSE or AVAST & ST?

  Woolwell 13 Aug 11

I would add Malwarebytes to MSE. I don't know about Spyware terminator. Avast is pretty good.

  john bunyan 13 Aug 11

  1. Only install 1 Anti virus - I use Avira but many prefer Avast or MSE so I would keep MSE and see how it goes.
    1. Anti mal ware. I like the new free Superantispyware and also have Malawarebytes for scanning for malware etc. I also have Spywareblaster as a spyware defence.I find SAS finds adaware cookies not found by other programmes.

  Graphicool1 13 Aug 11

I actually forgot to mention I also always used 'MalwareBytes AntiMalware' and 'Spyware Blaster'. So far it's would seem that 100% of replies favour MSE.

  onthelimit1 13 Aug 11

I have similar - MSE, MBAM and Superantispyware. Had no more probs than those who pay loadsamoney for antivirus.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13 Aug 11

All good choices

Leave MSE on it backed up with SpywareBlaster as a blocker and Malwarebytes its a good combination.

Add common sense when browsing // clicking on links then you will be pretty safe.

  Graphicool1 13 Aug 11

Cheers guys, I've uninstalled AVAST and terminted the terminator.

  buteman 13 Aug 11

If it is the pay for version of Avast that you have I would use that and remove MSE.

  rdave13 13 Aug 11

My personal choice would be to bin MSE and use free Avast, One off payment for SAS, run free MBAM - spywareblaster and Spybot S&D for blockers.


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