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Microsoft admits it's antivirus MSE isn't as good as the competitors
Avast is anything but hidden and quiet
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Worknofun370 posted...SinisterSlay posted...Smakkyoface posted...just live in a bubble and disconnect from the internet. NO VIRUSES!
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Thats exactly why I've been telling people to use Bitdefender. It is even lighter than MSE and it's been rated to have the best protection of all the anti viruses.
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Ch3wy posted...Avast is pretty good. Not as quiet as MSE because MSE doesn't really do much.
Avast is great for that just set it to auto update even on version updates and disable the voice and update and various notifications pop ups. That way it will only pop up on viruses.
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AFAIK Bitdefender also screws with the operation of some programs. I know Borderlands had issues.
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SinisterSlay posted...Ch3wy posted...Avast is pretty good. Not as quiet as MSE because MSE doesn't really do much.
Thanks, I'll give it a try at work first.
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It is pretty good. But not 100% safe. There are those situations where you do not have to do anything wrong. An example was the Trojan on Razer Europpe's driver page. Or the flash exploit that plagued world of warcraft related websited and compromised user's accounts. Mind you, these were trusted websites that were generally thought of as safe for years before this happened.
Every year, I just look at the tests. Usually all the big names are very similar in detection rate and basic features. Some years there are some big shifts in which are most effective. That is when I shift antivirus.
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I've had malware and viruses still come through when I've had MSE installed on my parent's computer. Generally what I've done to alleviate the chance of malware and viruses is to add myself as administrator and set their accounts to user level so that certain malware can't run. I've also installed adblocker on Chrome so that they don't click on ads that makes them install some stupid toolbar.
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I've tried both Avast and Avira years ago and didn't care for them. One of them just made my PC's performance worse. Been using MSE for a while now and no complaints. I wouldn't recommend relying solely on it though. I have 3 other scanners I run every now and then, but still rarely ever get any hits.
Since it sounds like they're giving up on it though.... I guess it's time to look for an alternative.