Is Microsoft Security Essentials and Anti Malwarebytes enough to protect my computer?

by on September 5, 2010

Q: I am using the free versions of Microsoft Security Essentials and Anti Malewarebytes. Do I need to use anything else to protect my computer (Spybot etc)?

Also, which anti viruses are the best to have?


2 Responses to “Is Microsoft Security Essentials and Anti Malwarebytes enough to protect my computer?”
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    Picked as best answer

    I’d suggest you leave Security Essentials always running, but only use Anti-Malewarebytes for on demand scanning. Leaving both programs running will probably have a negative impact on your pc performance.

    Security Essentials is always my top recommendation since it has fully protection for everything you need and has a very good detection rate. That said you still need to be smart when you’re on-line. Your brain is the best piece of computer protection out there:

    – Always keep your software up to date
    – Think before you download something, if you aren’t sure about something, do some Google searches first to see what people say.
    – Stay away from P2P file sharing systems
    – Don’t download pirated software
    – Use an e-mail system with built in anti-virus scanning and phishing detection like gmail.

     
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    Thank you for the advice Mark, also a big thanks for the tips about protection.
    With kind regards,
    Mandy