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I'm currently running Windows 8 on my computer and have MSE installed on it. I have been thinking of getting Total AV instead. Does anyone have any opinion or advice regarding this? Would it be an upgrade to go ahead to disable MSE and use Total AV instead?

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mse is good enough

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no reason to get anything else for viruses. for a companion utility get the free version of malwarebytes for other malware.

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Malwarebytes as a companion for MSE

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I already got a free version of Malwarebytes but the trial has expired. Do you believe that this expired trial plus MSE are enough protection???

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It is for me. LET ME ADD THIS.

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I beef up my browser security with these. And I don't use IE or Edge.

1. Web Of Trust. If I go where it warns me off, that was me taking the chance. Some folk don't think that's enough. Is it?

2. Ublock Origon. It's an ad blocker and more. Good one.

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Great tip

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I'm gonna get WOT but I didn't know it was a stand alone software. I thought that it came bundled with some other software. Either way, I will definitely look into these two. Thanks!

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WOT here is not "bundled".

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If it is, you are on the wrong site. I got mine from the Mozilla add-in pages.

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you did not get the free version

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you did not get the free version of malwarebytes. you got the trial version. they are different. when you install the free version, it may ask you if you want the trial. You must say no.

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Trial version is evil

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I should've asked you first. I installed the trial version and it made my system restart. I guess that it "ran into a problem" until I uninstalled the software. What do I do to get the right version? Do you have a link or additional advice, please?

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MWB

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I went for the Premium

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Thank you so much for the link!

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Malwarebytes

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Just be aware that after the trial period is over mwb reverts to an on-demand scanner.
There is no more active protection.

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Malwarebytes trial

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I will keep an eye on that fact. Thanks Bob!

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No sale. Why?

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Mostly because of all the spam I removed on that title. I can't guess why they spam and on top of that, there were shills asking about Total AV then the spam replies would start.

No sale.

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Besides the spam & shilling, is MSE better?

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I keep hearing that MSE is not a leading AV and I worry about hackers and security risks. Do you think that I have enough security already?

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You can debate what AV is best for years.

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Debate is over

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Thanks for your clear and helpful advice!

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nothing will protect you 100%

In reply to: Besides the spam & shilling, is MSE better?

there is not one antivirus out there that will prevent hackers and other security risks. that is not what antiviruses does. that job belongs to firewalls , antimalware utilities and you. Nothing will prevent you from getting nasties because most are caused by you with that keystroke. whenever you make push that key, you are allowing whatever that entry is for to pass your security.

as far as not being the the top. you can go to 10 different antivirus review sites and not one of them will agree when it comes to rankings. besides most testing is not real world. they may claim it is, but it is not.

I have been using mse since it was released - never had a problem. If you are so concerned, then don't use windows, install linux instead.

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MSE is enough

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Thanks for your clear and helpful advice!

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True full AV suite s/w...

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During its install provide the option(just does) of disabling current other AV protection. the AV itself must be a working one, thus the option becomes present. However, other security protection like Superantispyware or Malawarebytes, the freebies may also be disabled provided the suite AV is in conflict with it. Typically, these security pgms. are allowed unless full-blown suite is installed then disabled others. the freebies are active but not proactive, you have to use them for full benefit, like a scan. Their basic protection/security is low-key and isn't a conflict in most cases unless it follows above. Google Total AV and see is expected, since that a new name to me. Though, I went to its website, it *seems* to use the same AV engine as AVG, but AVG is now part of Avast. FYI, I'm leery of it. Just my 2-cents.

tada -----Willy Happy

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