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MSE is just fine for me.

My primary anti-virus is not clicking and downloading absolutely everything I see on the internet like some people do.

My secondary is MSE.

My tertiary anti-virus is a reformat, because it takes me 1 hour to get back up and running (including the format itself) rather than waiting for a scan.
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I use MSE, but I know it's not the best, I'm thinking of switching to another free AV-- Panda. I've had numerous times where MSE hasn't detected a virus before it's too late. I use to be a defender of MSE, but after years of use, I've now seen it's flaws; it's not the best, but it is free.

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Originally Posted by Kvjavs View Post
My tertiary anti-virus is a reformat, because it takes me 1 hour to get back up and running (including the format itself) rather than waiting for a scan.
Hope you don't do that often; it's rarely necessary.
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Originally Posted by Evil Penguin View Post
Pfft.
Would've though less people on here use AV software.
I've used Windows long enough to know what to do and not do on the internet.
Not wise. It is essential to have a AV with a Windows OS unless you don't use the internet AT ALL. There are multiple ways(site hijacking, man-in-the-middle attacks, and more) of getting viruses even when you 'know what to do and not do on the internet'.
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It's either MSE or nothing for me. I used to run without for years, but since MSE is like not running anything at all in terms of resources\\annoyances, no reason not to run it.

I'm not sure I buy that article. MS has been pushing MSE for awhile now.
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I've always used MSE but I think I'm going to jump to Avira or Avast!.
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MSE, is great! This article..... is well.. a virus? Well all I can say, is that MSE is just fine for me.
Agreed. I used Avast.. A virus attach itself to it on use it as a launching pad to corrupt my system.

Sticking with MSE.. This article is full of shist
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As long as MBAM and Eset online scanner exhists, a live AV is useless if you have any common sense.
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I use MSE, but I know it's not the best, I'm thinking of switching to another free AV-- Panda. I've had numerous times where MSE hasn't detected a virus before it's too late. I use to be a defender of MSE, but after years of use, I've now seen it's flaws; it's not the best, but it is free.


Hope you don't do that often; it's rarely necessary.

Not wise. It is essential to have a AV with a Windows OS unless you don't use the internet AT ALL. There are multiple ways(site hijacking, man-in-the-middle attacks, and more) of getting viruses even when you 'know what to do and not do on the internet'.

I don't format often unless I change hardware, I'm just saying if I get a virus that bad then I'll just reformat.
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post #68 of 112
Best AV is being smart...MSE is just backup when I am stupid(which is very rare)
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wasn't it just a few months ago when MSE was rated among one of the best AV programs?
That is correct. In my professional experience it is also simply the best. I have a hard time taking this site's word over that of all the other reviews I have read, plus my own experience.
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First in usability. Thats all that really matters.

Whats the point in having an antivirus that is just as annoying as the viruses it protects you from?
Agreed
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