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  1. #21

    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by averchat View Post
    Some URL addresses that I use frequently were blocked MSE
    So I had to install Avast to solve my problem…
    Hi there
    If these URL addresses were blocked by MSE

    1) you weren't running Windows 8 --no such animal as MSE on W8
    2) the URL's were blocked obviously for a reason -- you can set exceptions though.

    If AVAST allowed access while MSE didn't then it also proves my point --What USE is this type of AV system if every time a URL is blocked you find another program to get round it.

    Please understand how W8 Security actually works before mentioning MSE blocks a URL.

    What can sometimes happen is that Windows defender in W8 will issue a WARNING message saying that a program or file isn't commonly downloaded and you are given the choice to download it or not. - I think that's quite a decent feature.


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  2. #22

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    Avast will be fine, I’m also using it with Immunet. (Immunet – Just for adding extra layer of protection). Actually I have not heard much about AVG that's why can't say anything about that.
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  4. #24

    Here is a pretty good (and current) review of consumer AV products by PCMag...

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