You will have to remove Webbroot before you install MSSE. However you should remove it after downloading MSSE.
After you install MSSE; to a full scan.
MSSE does not come with a firewall. You should have Windows Firewall on your computer. It should be fine for your needs.
If you are looking for a other firewall. I recommend Comodo firewall. It is part of the Comodo security suite. But you can install the firewall part seperate. It is free.
I hope that this helps
I recently purchased a new Desktop PC. It came with a 6 months free Webroot security system. I intend to switch to Microsoft Security Essentials. Several problems arise:
1- Do I have to uninstall the Webroot system first?
2- Will I then be unprotected until I install MSSE?
3- Does MSSE include a firewall?
4- If not, do I need one? And if I need one where do I get it?
5- I am NOT interested in discussions of how good or bad my decision is. I realize that many of you have very strong opinions about various security systems. I have read hundreds of recommendations, and have settled on MSSE. I am a very untechnical person and just need help in doing what I have chosen to do.
Thank you for any and all help.
My PC specs:
HP PAVILION ALL-IN-ONE PC MS225
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
System Model AY587AA-ABA MS225
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250, 1600 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
Product #: AY587AA-ABA
Serial #: 4CS007057F
Software Build #: A1NAv6PrA2