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MSE low detection rate?

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    MSE low detection rate?


    I have been a member on another forum in which use to recommend MSE to everyone and these days they are saying that MSE recently has been suffering from a low detection rate, does anyone know this to be a fact? I currently rely on Windows Defender but I am considering installing Avast! as that seems to be what everyone is recommending these days from what I am seeing on the web.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
    I have been a member on another forum in which use to recommend MSE to everyone and these days they are saying that MSE recently has been suffering from a low detection rate, does anyone know this to be a fact? I currently rely on Windows Defender but I am considering installing Avast! as that seems to be what everyone is recommending these days from what I am seeing on the web.
    Studies have shown that MSE does not provide the best protection when used alone and I'll leave it at that; however, Asast is not doing so well latelly either because their new Avast 2014 is causing many issues and I'm waiting for them to be fixed before I attempt to reinstall Avast:

    Warning: Avast 2014 Causing Boot and Power Mgmt Issues

    So, right now, we're both in the same boat because we're both depending on Defender alone and anticipating an Avast install sometime soon. Good luck and hope this information is helpful.

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    Canon City
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    my2cents: Any thoughts on AVG, I haven't used them in years but I remember using them probably back 2006-2009 and seemed pretty good back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
    my2cents: Any thoughts on AVG, I haven't used them in years but I remember using them probably back 2006-2009 and seemed pretty good back then.
    I have no thoughts on AVG so I'm just going to wait out the fix from Avast. I do know that most of the problems have been resolved but I'm waiting until they are all fixed. I browse the Avast forums everyday looking for that final confirmation that will allow me to do the reinstall. Also, thanks for that acknowledgement.

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    viktik


    MSE always had low detection rate. avast 2014 is light on system resources.

    Avast antivirus free 2014 is a very good option. You will be very happy to use it.
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    While MSE might have low detection rates, I haven't really had any problems on a computer running it. I use Trend at work, and I use Avast on my wife's computer, and MSE on my own personal machines....and none of these machines seem to really be getting infected or having issues.
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    I installed avast! and have had no problems with it working with Windows 8.1, I would say the only thing I found annoying was voice it uses, thank god it can be turned off in the settings.
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    Hey DMGrier,

    Thanks for the feedback. Did you try the power management test to see if that is fixed as well. I'm chompin' at the bit if that is fixed!

    Go to Control Panel> Power Options> (click) change plan settings (for your plan)> (click) restore default settings for this plan> acknowledge the YES prompt and get no errors after the acknowledgement?

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    Canon City
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    my2cents: sorry man no I got a access denied when I gave it a try. I will keep an eye out for when updates come to avast and give it another try each time and when I noticed it has been fixed I will shoot you a PM and let you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
    my2cents: sorry man no I got a access denied when I gave it a try. I will keep an eye out for when updates come to avast and give it another try each time and when I noticed it has been fixed I will shoot you a PM and let you know.
    I can't ask for anything more than that so thanks a bunch!

    my2cents
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