Microsoft Security Essentials.

  jon2 15:03 26 Oct 2010

I am wondering if Microsoft Essential would be better than AVG free version and Zonealarm, any one used this software

  Nontek 15:54 26 Oct 2010

I used to use AVG Free, but have for some time now been using MSE which I prefer.

  birdface 15:56 26 Oct 2010

Ive used both and still not convinced about MSE.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:08 26 Oct 2010

If using Windows 7 or Vista

the windows own firewall + MSE

and something like Superantispyware or Malwarebytes as a backup

If XP then you need a firewall like Zonealarm

I use Avast rather than AVG seems to use less resources.

  john bunyan 16:21 26 Oct 2010

I use Avira a/v and PCTools firewall - used to have AVG but since v 9 many have had problems. Also have MBAM, SAS and Spywareblaster.
Many like MSE, others find it a bit fiddly re updates etc.

  grey george 16:24 26 Oct 2010

MSE and comodo firewall do a good job and a lot less hassel than AVG & Zonealarm.

  Strawballs 17:24 26 Oct 2010

I use MSE on all but main machine (Norton 360v4) and find it very good.

That is 1desktop and 3 Laptops.

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