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Is this good enough?

I am running win7 and was running windows defender and the windows firewall. Is that good enough? I then started to run kaspersky 2011 suite in lieu of the aforementioned and was wondering if it really makes a difference? The resource usage with the windows defender was almost nil, but I couldn't help but think it was missing stuff that kaspersky would catch? I am most confused. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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  1. You really want to run Microsoft Security Essentials which guards against viruses as well as other malware. Windows Defender is more limited and has been replaced by MSE. All the reviews that I have seen say that MSE is as effective as most of the commercial offerings and, as you say, it is extremely light on resources. It's good enough for me as the only defence (along with the Firewall).
  2. http://www.malwarebytes.org/

    ADD this free spyware scanner and you will be all set!
  3. I agree with ijack MSE is effective. But you can try yhis combo too.
    Download & Install the following 3 freewares. It forms a free complete security suite for your system!
    1. Avira Anvivir - http://www.free-av.com/en/download/index.html .
    Avira is best & light solution for excellent overall system protection & internet security with real time updates, .

    2. Malwarebytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org/ .
    Malwarebytes is one of the best & effective antimalware tool out there.

    3. Ccleaner - http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download .
    CCleaner is a system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool with an efficient & most useful registry cleaner.

    The Best Security & System Optimization combo for all types of systems.
  4. Best answer
    comodo internet security..
    it's free and user friendly, has all the tools to secure your system.
    download.com
    check it out.
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