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September 18, 2011 1:43:42 AM

Which is better Windows security essentials or avg 2012.'

Ive been using avg but i dont really like it because it keeps telling me that some of my steam games have viruses on it which i dont really think is possible. So i want to switch.

Please let me know which is best
September 18, 2011 2:09:16 AM

For Malware, get Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.
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September 18, 2011 3:48:01 AM

Microsoft security essentials is pretty good. AVG is pretty resource intensive. There really is no Best solution since even the good ones can miss some viruses, if your super paranoid run multiple Antivirus/malware programs.
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September 18, 2011 10:31:22 AM

I feel like Avast! is a good Anti-virus program, however I do not like the GUI. I also have SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes installed.
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September 18, 2011 11:28:41 AM

Thegeek said:
I feel like Avast! is a good Anti-virus program, however I do not like the GUI. I also have SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes installed.


Ya me to recommends the AVAST 6. Avast AV have good detection rates, very low CPU/Memory consumption, Overall very good performer than microsoft's security essentials. The only glitch i felt its boring GUI. :hello: 
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September 18, 2011 1:54:41 PM

comodo internet security free version is also pretty good
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September 18, 2011 3:10:25 PM

Also a good option, although, Comodo itself kept marking *.tmp files as threats but that was some time ago.
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September 18, 2011 5:38:59 PM

irCRiz said:
Which is better Windows security essentials or avg 2012.'

Ive been using avg but i dont really like it because it keeps telling me that some of my steam games have viruses on it which i dont really think is possible. So i want to switch.

Please let me know which is best


In regards to strictly the two you mentioned in your question.

What your experiencing with AVG is just a false positive. A quick google search should be able to reveal you can safely tell AVG to ignore that file.

As for MSE I have been reading a lot of good things about it online throughout the months. But I have not personally tested it myself yet.

vigilante212 said:
AVG is pretty resource intensive.


What kind of system are you running? Did you have automatic scans turned on? Most modern Anti-virus software mixed with modern system components shouldn't be resource intensive. Especially since a lot of these programs let the user choose how "intensive" you want the scan to be.

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September 18, 2011 8:56:46 PM

I use Avast! Free and Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware.
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September 19, 2011 8:36:22 AM

AVG is fast (blazes through a full computer scan) but it takes a long time to get ready on my laptop and slows down startup. And it seems to display a lot of false positives.

I heard that Avira AntiVir was good so I installed that on my desktop but it also displays a lot of false positives. More than AVG so far it seems =.=

In the end, it'll really be down to personal preference for Anti-virus.
But for malware, the only good one I've heard of (and used) is Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware.
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December 8, 2012 10:30:22 AM

Microsoft tool has never detected anything on my XP-PRO SP3. EVEN ran the detailed scans many times trying to remove RBOT.CBR worm Category: DNS Services, conflicker, sasser, runtime.inf and it never works. microfoft probably invented them.

I will try malwarebyte's, thanks everyone for the input!


as for Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830) it does not work period.
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