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I wondering which antivirus I should put on a fresh install of windows: MSE or a 3rd party program from avg/avast? There's good and bad from both but last I heard MSE was going downhill. Thanks!
    
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I haven't heard the most positive things about MSE lately either. But TBH, if you're considering free AV software, I personally like Avast the best (out of AVG, Avira, MSE) as it does quite well detecting threats and is very light. If you're considering paid solutions, Kaspersky Internet Security is one of the best IMO.

Av-Comparativs.org and AV-Test.org would be good to review - there's lots of good information on detection rates, system system impact and the like. thumb.gif
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i am using MSE and am now concerned. what is the news you have heard of?
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MSE is well basic, its okay if you arnt clicking every banner that pops up saying update flash though and are running addblock / scriptblock
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I use mse for months ago, it's pretty good for a basic antivirus.
Now I prefer to use Yet Another Cleaner, although it's a newly released antivirus.
You may not heard it before, but it do works better than MSE on my laptop:D
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