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  • Started 4 years ago by 6card
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@vistamike … some months back you suggested MS Essentials for anti-virus protection along with several more programs. Other HtGers echoed your remarks.

Are combinations of these programs recommended, or are the others, suggested, alternatives to MSE?

Other input here is welcome … thanks.


Posted 4 years ago
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Hi Jon.

I only use MSE because 2 A/vs tend to not work well together. Been quite happy with MSE, it does the job.
I do, as do others here, use SAS (Pro) and Mbam free.
Considering the amount of downloading I do for testing etc the combination works for me.
Other members will have different A/v system and I'm sure they will advise.


Posted 4 years ago
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hi, 6 card , 1 anti-virus,(m.s.e). one maybe 2 melware programs. MBAM. S.A.S .

Posted 4 years ago
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As Mike, I use MSE, SAS, MBfree, on my Vista machine. On my W7 machine I use AVGfree, SAS, MBfree.

On both machines I run SAS and MB every few days. So far all is well for the past few years.

Posted 4 years ago
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MSE is OK, NIS2013 is better. Sometimes you can get it for free with a MIR.

Posted 4 years ago
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I have various antivirus programs on various machines, basically so I can test them and help others with their problems with various antivirus and malware programs. These are AVG, Panda, Avast and MSE. For the personal computers I use most I use MSE because of it's simplicity of operation and particularly it's No Nag policy. I've used all the free ones and MSE is the one I like best and now recommend to all my clients. One needs to remember that Viruses are different than malware in general. So one needs to scan for the other malware with other malware programs. MBAM and SAS will find things whether you run one or three anti-virus programs.

Posted 4 years ago
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I use this, it's totally free and has served me well for many years.

and this

and this

All Free

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 7

There is a few free one's plus even the more mainstream Antivirus programs offer free versions.

Norton, Avast, Avg and Avira which i personally use.

Posted 4 years ago
Posts: 13

It's not important to have more than one antivirus really I only recommend one antivirus MSE+Comodo Firewall+Adblock Plus+WOT is more than sufficient protection.

Posted 4 years ago

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