antivirus and Microsoft security essentials

  daisy2bell 07:24 14 May 2010

I am using Microsoft security essentials.
Do I still need a separate antivirus programme ie AVG, or is one already included in MSE


  mooly 07:39 14 May 2010

No, you MUST only use one security package that works in real time.

MSE is first rate, and is a complete AV product... I have been using it since it was in beta.

You can if you wish use something like malwarebytes etc that only runs on demand, but my experience with MSE suggests this isn't needed.

Make sure Windows firewall is ON
It's absolutely VITAL that any previous AV package you may have had is fully removed by using the appropriate removal tools from the company concerned.

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  dms_05 08:37 14 May 2010

Totally agree. MSE is a first rate product and integrates with Windows very well. I use Windows 7 Firewall + MSE and haven't had any sort of problem.

As an occasional check I also run Malwarebytes but it has never found anything missed by MSE.

  daisy2bell 21:30 14 May 2010

Thanks guys for clarifying that.

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