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Microsoft Essentials Anti Virus


bpzoom
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Windows 7. Having used the likes of security systems Kapersky, McAfee and others over the years, I have been recommended to try the free Microsoft Essentials anti virus software. Has anyone experience of this and what is it like, for example its impact on the system start up time,and its general effect on system running speed. I posted this elsewhere and was advised it is more appropriate to the Helproom. Thank you.

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bpzoom

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Brilliant responses, many thanks to you all. If this was being hijacked I enjoyed it. I really appreciate your advice, and when McAfee runs out in 4 weeks I will chuck it out, and move to MSE. I hope McAfee is easily removable with all its tentacles.

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Nontek

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Download Revo Uninstaller, a free program. Then use Revo to uninstall McAfee.

During the uninstall process you will be given the choice to Select All and then to Delete, DO SO, just accept all that Revo shows, though I know this would appear a bit frightening at first, never fear, this does work. You may then be given the same choices again and again DO SO, that is Select All and then Delete. After completion re-start your computer.

I always use Revo as above for all my uninstalls.

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Condom

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I have run MSE on W7 since it first came on the market 18 months or so ago. I have not had any virus infections and Malwarebytes has never found anything the times I have run it. The footprint is negligable and my only criticism would be just the one daily update.

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bpzoom

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Once again, thank you. I will do as you say with the uninstall and get Malwarebytes Pro I have the free version at the moment.

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rdave13

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Technotiger, so that's where you've been hiding?

As far as removing McAfee is concerned I would follow the instructions here and use their removal tool as instructed rather than Revo. Then run the registry cleaner in Ccleaner.

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Nontek

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rdave13

Hi, I suggested Revo because it is such a good program and apart from removing McAfee, the Poster would still have it for any other uninstalls at a later date.

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buteman

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Nontek+rdave13

I have to agree with both of you,Both of those tools do a very good Job.

I have Revo installed so that is what I would use and I would use it on setting 4 to completely remove it.

If I never had Revo installed I would use the removal tool.

Nontek

I knew that you had been unwell and when I never seen you on for a while I was sort of expecting the worst.

But glad to see that you are on the way to recovery, like i said you helped me out in the past and no doubt you will do so in the future.

Welcome home.

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Nontek

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buteman

Cheers Friend.

bpzoom

Should have mentioned this earlier, but assuming you are new to this Forum, WELCOME - still the best forum on the Net!

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buteman

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Nontek just left click bpzoom at the top of his post and open his profile.

I get him back as far as 2002 so I would not say new to the forum.

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Nontek

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buteman - thanks, just a bit rusty at the moment!

Ooops - apologies to bpzoom.

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