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 Post subject: Microsoft Security Essentials
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:12 pm 
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Scott, This is a followup to your recommendation in the post titled "Possible problems with IE7" to use Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) . With 'supposed coverage' for five units in place till Sept 15, 2011, I thought it best to attempt this carefully. MSE instructs that existing security programs be removed via the control panel before downloading (MSE). I did just that, but I tried DL'ing to a flash drive, because of other machines I will want convert if this works OK. It did work fine, and I have it installed on this 'vintage' laptop, went through updates, a scan, etc. Now I wait, observe, and consider future effort.

I also tried Malwarebytes Free, but had a problem. Mostly confusion over the different offerings, and it didn't appear that it would be free. So I decided to wait and see.

It puzzles me about Microsoft---How could I have missed such an obvious choice for protection? Thanks for your good tip. Walt L


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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft Security Essentials
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:23 pm 
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Just looked at MSE though Windows (Microsoft) update, seems to support Home and small business users up to 10 clients

Malware bytes is free, but has a paid for live protection module


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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft Security Essentials
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:21 pm 
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There is indeed a free version of Malwarebytes.


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