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Hard drive recently crashed - folks at the pc store were nice enough to update my OS to Windows 7. Windows 7 has microsoft security essentials installed. On my previous platform I was running SpywareBlaster, AVG Antivirus, Spybot S&D, AdAware, and Malwarebytes. My question is should I have all these programs installed, or is it a bit excessive? Now that I have the microsoft security essentials installed, which ones should I have in addition? Are there any I'm missing from this list? Thanks!

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Keep the Microsoft Security Essentials, SpywareBlaster, and Malwarebytes. Uninstall the rest. Having more that one antivirus can cause problems. (MSE and AVG)

 

 

 

 

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I agree with CB :)

 

Please do make sure you uninstall AVG. Having more than one real time AV running is best avoided since they will spend most of their time clashing/fighting each other causing system slowness, and may even leave your machine more vulnerable to malware attack.

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Thank you, what about Spybot S&D & AdAware?

 

I used to be a fan of both, not anymore...if you have Microsoft Security Essentials, SpywareBlaster, and Malwarebytes, I'd add SUPERAntispyware > http://majorgeeks.co...ware_d5116.html and get rid of Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D...you won't need them. ;)

 

 

 

 

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