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AVG vs Microsoft Security??

by Lantern3 / February 20, 2015 9:26 AM PST

I downloaded the free AVG scan which has improved my computer performance greatly and fixed lots of stuff. However since downloading it, each time I switch my computer off the real time protection on Microsoft essentials gets turned off! Is this caused by having two antivirus programmes? I don't want to stop using Microsoft essentials so if AVG is switching it off then do I need to disable or uninstall AVG?

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cannot have two antiviruses
by renegade600 / February 20, 2015 9:59 AM PST

you should only have one antivirus installed at a time. If you want real time protection from mse, you need to uninstall avg or manually restart mse everytime you turn the computer on - it may not always restart with avg installed.

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Which anti virus can you recommend Windows?
by kim112200 / February 22, 2015 5:27 PM PST

Hi! Which anti virus can you recommend Windows?

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Re: best antivirus
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 22, 2015 5:50 PM PST
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what I use is...
by renegade600 / February 22, 2015 7:30 PM PST

I use microsoft security essentials and a companion utility which is malwarebytes. Never had a problem. I personally disregard any and all review sites since not one will agree with the others as too which is the best. and not one of them is real world testing, in spite of what they claim.

My suggestion would be to try the different ones and see which one you like. Most of the free ones are pretty good. see the following for more info about the different utilities you can use and what you need to protect your computer.


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Sounds right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2015 9:55 AM PST

We usually choose one security system.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2015 10:00 AM PST
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