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Unless MSE has greatly improved recently then its not a very good choice as the detection rates where not great last time I looked. Avast! is pretty much the best free solution when you consider detection rates, false positives and performance,
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post #32 of 48
Used to use AVG.. then it's detection rates started dropping relative to the competition

Switch to Avira which was great, but semi-intrusive even when I blocked the avnotify.exe spawning ad window. Used it with Malwarebytes Antimalware.

Finally made the switch to MSE exclusively. Not sure if all this work of testing different AVs was worth it, I still haven't got a virus since!
post #33 of 48
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Originally Posted by malikq86 View Post

that's from 4 years ago..and from yahoo..not even a legit study group.....Norton today is ranked very high in performance...and gaming...
www.av-comparatives.org and www.av-test.org are the 2 most trusted websites for these rating/ranks.
See "Symantec" (Norton) in these reports:
http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/performance/performance_aug_2011.pdf
http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/performance/performance_nov_2011.pdf
http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/test-reports/novdec-2011/ (usability = performance)
Anyways..I plan on gaming with it this weekend...if it has an impact, I will try something else.
Norton is also known for it's high detection rating and large library..just see the amount of updates it has in the last 24 hours vs. other companies: http://www.av-test.org/en/statistics/updates/

Hmph, I have seen it slow down computers with my own eyes mate, Norton is the worst....
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Originally Posted by AMDrocks View Post

Hmph, I have seen it slow down computers with my own eyes mate, Norton is the worst....

well ive read other people post comments that disagree../claiming it's much faster now...i will see for myself. it's worth trying for free....

the real test is Norton + BF3....let's hope it doesn't fail me tonight.
Edited by malikq86 - 2/3/12 at 6:37pm
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post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by malikq86 View Post

well ive read other people post comments that disagree../claiming it's much faster now...i will see for myself. it's worth trying for free....
the real test is Norton + BF3....let's hope it doesn't fail me tonight.

Mmm, but just from my own experience i have seen it slow down PC's, Good luck i hope it doesn't bog down your PC too much thumb.gif
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post #37 of 48
Microsoft security Essentials.

MaximumPC put it in 2 of their antivirus shoot outs, and for free stuff, they rated it at the top. However, the most recent shoot out they didn't include MSE in it. sadness.
post #38 of 48
The three must on any computer:

CCleaner

MSE or ESET

Malwarebyte
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MSE, Windows firewall, Malwarebytes, CCleaner
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post #40 of 48
I have been using ESET for almost 2 years on all my computers at work and home. Second opinion would be MSE. Never had a virus/spyware on any of my machines when using these.
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