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Do you guys trust Microsoft Security Essentials to be the only software to protect your PC from spyware, hacks, virus's ect?

I been using Kaspersky for ever, until I installed Win7 and people I talked to said to remove Kaspersky and just only 'need' to use Microsoft Security Essentials. I understand it is free, but is it the software to protect the house (PC)?

Comments? Thanks all
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post #2 of 20
Yep - for my laptop anyway.

On my sig rig, I also have Spybot S&D on there since it can handle it juuusttt fine
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post #3 of 20
Here's an article on MSE from December.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Micro...e-128482.shtml

Other articles I've read give good kudos to MSE as well. I use it.
It is a full-fledged suite against viruses and all malware.
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post #4 of 20
I've not had an ounce of trouble with it, it's replaced Avast and AVG as my preferred solution for AV needs. I may add Spybot on top, and I have run the odd malwarebytes scan to make sure, but that's not spotted anything that MSE has missed so far.
    
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post #5 of 20
To answer the question, yes it is. As far as viruses are concerned, these being kinda distant threats nowadays (malwares & trojans are what you encounter 99% of the time nowadays), I can't really vouch for MSE, but as far as malwares are concerned, well, although I've always been a huge supporter of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware I have to say that MSE does the same job just as well. And since it also takes care of viruses and sponsors more frequent updates than Anti-Malware, it has taken its place on my computers.
post #6 of 20
yes it is enough. no problems so far. then again what isnt detected isnt a conscious problem... but i have malwarebytes as well but MSE to me has been more effective than AVG free and avira
   
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post #7 of 20
There was a maximumpc article that rated a bunch of antiviruses and MSE and Kaspersky were tied for the best in stopping them. MSE also uses less resources. AVG and Avira were bad.
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post #8 of 20
No.

An antivirus isn't going to protect you from getting a virus. All its going to do is stop the virus once it tries to run.


Pretty much every antivirus is the same. The only difference is the amount of resources they hog, how often they interrupt you, and how badly they lock you out of your own system on the off chance you actually get a virus.

If you feel you need someone to hold your hand then you might as well go with MSE, its the least annoying of the bunch, but keep in mind that if you do get a virus, its your own fault. Exercising a little discretion on the programs you try to run and keeping your system up to date will protect you far more than any piece of software will.
    
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post #9 of 20
mse is ftw. i've used it since the beginning and no issues yet.
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post #10 of 20
Like all the others have said, MSE is definitely worth while, its the best of the free AV programs...As its truly free...So you never get the random "BUY NOW" crap like what Avast and AvG does.
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