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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #120 on: January 25, 2010, 12:02:59 PM »
Im not an expert but Im using both MSE and avast5...
(I know the common contradictions...just answering)

When both of them detects, I'll let avast! handle everything, and if only MSE detects, so be it..^^

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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #121 on: January 25, 2010, 01:27:53 PM »
I and most of the people who's computers I work on are on MSE only.I've been watching the forums, and Avast 5 will have to settle down a good bit before I can recommend it to my users as most know very little about computers.
So Avast 5 (at this moment) is not up to par from your perspective?

Im not an expert but Im using both MSE and avast5...
(I know the common contradictions...just answering)
lol  ;D (I'm "confused" and amazed at the same time)

When both of them detects, I'll let avast! handle everything, and if only MSE detects, so be it..^^
Any performance issues that you've noticed?

Thanks for the replies both Marc57 and +AdDicT+ .
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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #122 on: January 25, 2010, 04:23:37 PM »
None that Im aware of...

Smooth and living malware-free! ;D

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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #123 on: January 25, 2010, 04:58:27 PM »
On my systems, Microsoft Security Essentials sits in my system tray with a big X through it.
The Real Time Protection is turned OFF.
It's available in the context menu as a second opinion if and when avast! finds something.
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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #124 on: January 25, 2010, 06:44:42 PM »
I and most of the people who's computers I work on are on MSE only.I've been watching the forums, and Avast 5 will have to settle down a good bit before I can recommend it to my users as most know very little about computers.
So Avast 5 (at this moment) is not up to par from your perspective?



As of right now, I have to say no. Too many bugs.
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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #125 on: January 25, 2010, 06:51:51 PM »
I and most of the people who's computers I work on are on MSE only.I've been watching the forums, and Avast 5 will have to settle down a good bit before I can recommend it to my users as most know very little about computers.

Agreed. ;)

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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #126 on: January 25, 2010, 10:39:25 PM »
Thank you all for the replies. I'll stick with what I have then (Avast 5, SAS and MBAM as secondary scanners). I'm not willing to jump boat to MSE.
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Intel Pentium 4 641 / 2GB RAM / Vista Home Basic SP2 / avast! 5.0 Home / SAS Free / MBAM Free / Windows Defender / Windows Firewall / Spyware Blaster/ Secunia PSI / Firefox 3.6 / Opera 10.5

Core2Duo T8300 / 4GB RAM / Vista Home Premium SP2 (32 bit version) / Same Software.