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Microsoft security essentials?

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In a recent question about antivirus, somehow the yahoo team chose spybot as a best answer for security when spypot really isn’t complete protection.
All I do on my pc is open trusted emails and surf the web a little youtube. I never download music from any site because I just know better unless its itunes or a trusted pay site.
My question is that if that is all I do, can viruses still get by using microsoft security essentials. I am getting rid of norton because I will no longer have it free with comcast but will still have comcast as my provider. Am I completely safe using microsoft and doing no more than I do? I never caught one virus with norton security suite.

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  1. Lost in time on Mar 31, 2012 reply

    subscribe to AVG Virus protection program
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    It AVG is a free be
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    but to subscribe to it opens a whole slew of things that it can do
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  2. TheAncient on Mar 31, 2012 reply

    The Yahoo team does not choose the best answer – and that is a problem with Yahoo answers: anyone can vote on the best answer and that voter may not have any qualifications whatsoever. (Similarly you, the questioner, have no clue about the qualifications of an answerer. That answerer could be a 13 year-old who has owned a computer for six weeks or a veteran who has made his living in the IT industry for decades – you just don’t know) I often see answer chosen as “best answer” that are just plain wrong.
    As for MS Security Essentials, it is as good as any anti-virus software. I am using it on one of my machines and it works very well. Having said that, NO av software can guarantee that you are “completely safe”. I supplement Security Essential by running monthly scans with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and with Superantispyware. I also use Comodo as a firewall and Comodo has something called Defense+ which provides some measure of protection. I am also careful about my browsing habits and I am very diligent about my backups. Together, all those measures have kept me safe for decades.

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