is it safe?

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  1. supervenice
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    i have a norton anitivirus 2009.

    is it safe to install MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS?

    i'll use norton for internet protection and MSE for antivirus scanning etc.

    thnx.
     
  2. azure0wind

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    as far as i know its safe to use 2 antivirus, as long you dont use more than 3 avs...
     
  3. monkat

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    Is it safe? Probably. Anything's safe as long as you don't do anything stupid, like download porn.

    But I haven't had to deal with viruses in years, so you know.
     
  4. qwertymodo

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    If by "safe" you mean "going to be slow as mud running the two slowest AV applications in existence simultaneously", sure.

    But seriously, the answer is yes, it's just... well... ^that^
     
  5. supervenice
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    there was time i installed avg then eset nod 32...

    after restarting-i cannot open my pc-im stuck at the login screen..

    i googled it..the avg detects the eset nod 32 as a lethal virus while eset nod 32 detects avg as a virus too.
    so it fucked up my computer.

    so i boot up in safe mode and deleted esetnod to make my computer work again.

    thats why im asking,i dont want this to happen again.

    thnx btw,
     
  6. grubbymitts

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    If you have two anti virus programs running at the same time you may get conflicting problems. However, if MSE can run as a stand alone without running in the background then you should be fine. I run AVG and MalwareBytes like this.
     
  7. Canonbeat234

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    Everybody knows the Norton antivirus is a virus in itself! It is only use if you can't reach in the internet to get obtain a better antivirus program. Why not get Commando? That's very helpful to say the least plus it cost nothing
     
  8. Slyakin

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    Don't you mean Comodo?
     
  9. Blood Fetish

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    Security Essentials is actually a quite good free AV application. You can run just that and be fine. I definitely would not recommend running two or more on the same machine.
     
  10. WildWon

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    If i were you, i'd just drop back to NOD32. That seems to be one of the smaller/fuller (smaller footprint, fuller protection) AV apps i've come across. I'm running it right now, and it's been a dream.
     
  11. Skye07

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    I've got MSE but I have to say it's annoying as hell. Sometimes it eats CPU & RAM out of the blue (no scheduled scans) for like 10minutes, even locks up my pc sometimes for a few seconds, my guess is it's updating then but no background program should lock up your pc like that :wtf:

    As soon as my new laptop arrives I'm probably going to give AVG or Avast another try.
     
  12. BORTZ

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    Our college requires us to download and install Sophos. Its pretty lightweight and powerful. I dont know about cost or anything cause the college covers that.
     
  13. Speculant

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    I just use AVG free and the Win7 firewall. No problems or viruses ever, and I download a LOT of stuff. I just use internet sense when downloading.
     
  14. Infinite Zero

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    this is kinda off topic, but i have kasperksy IS 2010, it's all enabled and everything, but windows security center says I have no malware and virus protection?? I checked on the firewall of KIS2010 but it's also enabled [​IMG]
     
  15. bwillb

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    the problem with running more than one antivirus, is an antivirus shows up as a virus to other antivirus programs. essentially they can give each other false positives. if its set to automatically delete or quarantine anything it finds, well.... you could end up with some pretty broken software.
    MSE is about as good as I've seen. powerful, free, unobtrusive. Using it alone is perfectly fine.
     
  16. Elritha

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    Safe... possibly. Wise, no.
    Running two anti-viruses will slow down your pc considerably. Instead of just scanning running files/processes once, they'll be scanned twice now. Meaning more cpu time used, more ram usage and more hard drive access.