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    Windows Defender vs Windows Security Essentials

    I learned today that I can not have both running. I would like to know what the majority of Win 7 users are using? I use WSE and find that multiple adds do get through onto to my hard drive. I then have to use SuperAntispyware to remove these adds. I also suspect that some virus activity does pass through WSE!

    Any thoughts?

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    RMB,

    I've been using MSE on all my machines for over 2 years now w/o a single problem. Of course it is part of a multi-layered security setup including H/W & S/W firewalls, MSE, Malwarebytes Free, Windows Offline Defender, FireFox with NoScript, FlashBlock, Ad Block Plus, WOT, and TACO add-ins. YMMV
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    I'm using MSE and I have not seen too many instances of an actual virus getting through.
    MSE and MBAM free work well together too.

    You will not need to install Windows Defender, it is already part of Windows Vista/7 via WU by default.
    MSE does not block ads, look into you browser settings for this. (it's not an ad blocker)
    MSE will flag malicious ads and site script on occasion while I'm browsing in IE.

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    MSE includes all the protections that WD includes. WD is an AM whereas MSE is AV and AM. When you install MSE it disables WD.
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