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Offline streim

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MSE and Avast Internet Security conflict??
« on: December 04, 2012, 10:15:58 PM »
I am having some major issues with connectivity.  My processor is running full bore (100%) usage a lot.  I have my updates set for every 240 minutes as the default.
I went to Bleepingcomputers and a technician, after looking thoroughly at my system told me since I have both MSE and paid Avast, I should uninstall Avast, since there is a possible conflict there.
I am techno challenged... could someone please help out this "old Lady".  Thanks!
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Re: MSE and Avast Internet Security conflict??
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 10:21:42 PM »
never run more then one AV

your computer will be slow, get mysterious windows errors and false positive detections

so uninstall one, then run the removal tool and reboot to clear any leftover files that may conflict

http://singularlabs.com/uninstallers/security-software/
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Re: MSE and Avast Internet Security conflict??
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 10:28:19 PM »
I honestly want to keep my Avast.  He suggested keeping MSE instead of Avast.  What should I do??  I'm at my wits end right now and I don't know what to do.
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Re: MSE and Avast Internet Security conflict??
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 10:36:23 PM »
do you want the one that detect the newest malware.....or the one that detect it a month after the others.....it is your choice     ;)

http://www.techspot.com/news/50945-microsoft-security-essentials-bombs-tests-loses-av-test-certificate.html
« Last Edit: December 04, 2012, 10:37:56 PM by Pondus »
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Re: MSE and Avast Internet Security conflict??
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 10:40:06 PM »
Well in all fairness to MSE it does not have a zero-day protection component so it stands to reason it will fail.
But yes mse does seem to be struggling at the moment. 8)
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Re: MSE and Avast Internet Security conflict??
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012, 10:44:34 PM »
@streim

Just my opinion but I would keep Avast and dump MSE.

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Re: MSE and Avast Internet Security conflict??
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 10:46:01 PM »
do you want the one that detect the newest malware.....or the one that detect it a month after the others.....it is your choice     ;)

http://www.techspot.com/news/50945-microsoft-security-essentials-bombs-tests-loses-av-test-certificate.html

Thank you so much Pondus.  I checked the info at techspot as you said.  I AM KEEPING MY AVAST... it has served me well for 3 years now, I just needed another opinion and I am very thankful your response was an unbiased one.
Have a good day!!
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Re: MSE and Avast Internet Security conflict??
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012, 12:05:54 AM »
MSE was last place!  See here:
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Re: MSE and Avast Internet Security conflict??
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2012, 12:30:01 AM »
A lot of blogs commented the failure of MSE...
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Re: MSE and Avast Internet Security conflict??
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2012, 02:07:41 AM »
A lot of blogs commented the failure of MSE...
Yep and a lot of people still use it.
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Re: MSE and Avast Internet Security conflict??
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2012, 03:24:07 AM »
Hi

Streim since you got paid version of Avast,stay with Avast Internet Security(AIS) protection and remove/uninstall MSE.

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Re: MSE and Avast Internet Security conflict??
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2012, 05:55:41 AM »
LOL..................Funniest thread I have seen in a long time. "Help my CPU is running at 100%". Oh yeah.....................I am running two antiviruses also. Well duh. Can a 500 lbs woman drive a moped without it limping along?  ::)
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Re: MSE and Avast Internet Security conflict??
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2012, 10:52:58 AM »
LOL..................Funniest thread I have seen in a long time. "Help my CPU is running at 100%". Oh yeah.....................I am running two antiviruses also. Well duh. Can a 500 lbs woman drive a moped without it limping along?  ::)

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Re: MSE and Avast Internet Security conflict??
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2012, 08:24:21 PM »
If avast came last on one of these "tests" would everyone abandon avast?
I say if it is protecting your computer then stick with it and disregard these one off tests. 8)
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Re: MSE and Avast Internet Security conflict??
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2012, 06:44:21 AM »
LOL..................Funniest thread I have seen in a long time. "Help my CPU is running at 100%". Oh yeah.....................I am running two antiviruses also. Well duh. Can a 500 lbs woman drive a moped without it limping along?  ::)

I am glad you got a good laugh.  I do not know a lot about computers and their inner workings, I am elderly and handicapped.  I am still having issues... check out my new thread, maybe it will give you a good laugh too.  That was a very rude thing to say...
Have a great day! :)
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