Author Topic: Is Avast Free better than Microsoft Security Essentials?  (Read 24494 times)

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rdmaloyjr

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Re: Is Avast Free better than Microsoft Security Essentials?
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2010, 01:22:20 AM »
I don't like the evil dragon either.

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Re: Is Avast Free better than Microsoft Security Essentials?
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2010, 04:54:31 AM »

2. Free for all use. AFAIK there are only 2, PC Tools Security/Antivirus Free 7


There no such security with that name are you sure he exist or what ? :o

Hi Mr.Agent
"PC Tools Security" is both the folder location and Program Menu name for 'PC Tools Antivirus Free', 'Spyware Doctor with Antivrus', etc.
Sorry for any confusion.
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Re: Is Avast Free better than Microsoft Security Essentials?
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2010, 05:21:01 PM »
So in the end I have MSE on my Win7 laptop and Avast on my Win7 desktop.

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Re: Is Avast Free better than Microsoft Security Essentials?
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2010, 06:37:34 PM »
Iv alway's come back to avast, i found mse 1.0 and 2.0 to be no different in there detection rate's which were poor and there was a noticeable slow down in system performance and update's were slow and not very frequent, like every 2 day's. Full scan's were ridiculous, mse 50 min, avast 15 min, so with all that you have my answer  :)

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Re: Is Avast Free better than Microsoft Security Essentials?
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2010, 08:21:55 PM »
Yes, I have taken MSE off of the Vista machine after experiencing a total meltdown when the latest program update was available. It failed to install the update but in the process only partially uninstalled the earlier version and left it deactivated. I had to manually remove all remaining traces of the older version and then download and install the new one to regain protection from malware. After that, I found that the DB updates were failing half the time. The machine is now running Avast! 5 and it's more responsive, updates much more frequently, upgrades flawlessly, and scans much faster. MSE is the only Microsoft product I have ever been disappointed in but I can't recommend it at all.