Microsoft Security: Essential?


After reading the Ultimate Malware Removal Guide , I have a question: Do you recommend using SuperAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, and an antivirus program like Norton Internet Security, or is Microsoft Security Essentials a good enough antivirus/spyware/malware solution on its own?

—David Boerner

Check back next month (May 2010) for our annual antivirus roundup, David, but from what we’ve heard and seen of Microsoft Security Essentials, it’s powerful and comprehensive. We’d still recommend doing regular scans with SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware just to make sure nothing slips through the cracks, but MSE appears to be a pretty good always-on protection.

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