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Old 24. Aug 2012, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As i've got a new computer which came with the norton anti-virus on it and i've had avast in the past but,i was told to get microsoft essentials as norton has about run out.Would like to know which one should i use on my new unit it's windows7 all-in-one.
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Old 24. Aug 2012, 02:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The several Avast! users here will maybe disagree with me, but IMO it's only easy to manage if you make the effort to learn how. This is in no way a criticism of anyone and I can fully appreciate why folks would rather be doing other things. I would say straight out install MSE. So long as you are careful which sites you enter, and take care with downloads (see here for suggestions) then MSE and Windows firewall will be plenty good enough.
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Old 24. Aug 2012, 02:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thank you and i'm sorry about that mix-up i'm new here and getting to know this computer and now i have to make the right choice for my anti-virus as i do not download or any of that so i just want something that will be a bit safer.It's a nice site here i'm glad i found it.
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Old 24. Aug 2012, 04:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No problem. You are very welcome here. If you decide to follow any of the suggestions in the article I linked above and have any queries, please ask.
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Old 24. Aug 2012, 06:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have opened this thread again, and moved the posts from the Avast thread to here.. since that thread was about Avast, and started by someone else... whereas this query is about MSE, and the other thread would have gone off topic with the discussion and/or comparison about MSE and Avast.

It's better to start a new thread, rather than hijacking thread started by someone else.

Also, the same query was posted in three different places. I have deleted posts from other two places. We do not allow duplicate posting. So, please post in one place, and have patience, and someone will answer the query.

About your query, since you have already used Avast, you can try MSE and see if you like it. It is also a very good and simple to use antivirus. You can see which one you like, as both are good antivirus, but Avast certainly has more features.
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