Ms Security Essentials - vs - AVAST & Spyware Terminator

  Graphicool1 13 Aug 11
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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
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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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