Question about Microsoft Security Essentials?

I have a new laptop with a 30 day free trial of Norton Internet Security  Antivirus. If I remove the Norton  trial anit virus and install the Microsoft Security Essentials, would this be a good enough antivirus to depend on?
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younghvConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I simply refuse to repair computers runnning any Norton/Symantec product - of any kind.
When my customers bring me their infected computers, I tell them up front that I am going to remove it and replace it (Norton/Symantec) with MSE and Malwarebytes (Pro).

Details and costs in this EE Article: MALWARE - "An Ounce of Prevention..."
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Deepu ChowdaryCommented:
We can depend on any antivirus with applying updates regularly.
Im am using AVG with doing updates regularly for my PC.
I never got into any serious issue upto now.
Coming to reliability of Ms security essentials, Ofrcourse it is a Microsoft product. :)
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abhijitwaikarConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Microsoft security essential and Norton antivirus, both are best security products but NS has more option than MSE. Then you have to decide which is best for your computer. Don’t install both the security products in your computer as it will make the system unstable. If you are not having any problem with the current protection then you don’t need to switch to different security product. If you have paid for Norton antivirus then you can continue with it as it is also one of the best in providing protection.


Check below comp: http://antivirus-software.findthebest.com/compare/81-85/Microsoft-Security-Essentials-2011-Anti-Virus-Software-vs-Norton-Internet-Security-2011-2011-Anti-Virus-Software
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bz43Connect With a Mentor Commented:
I've been using Microsoft Securities Essential for more than a year and like its ease of use and dependability.  It runs in the background and can be configured for automatic scans and updates.

Unfortunately, nothing in security is "good enough ...  to depend on".

So, to double check some files I use a free on demand scanner from Trend Micro named, HouseCall .

For malware I use the free version of
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.  

And sometimes run Spybot-S&D
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Lee W, MVPConnect With a Mentor Technology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I would consider your computer SAFER without Norton AT ALL.  MSE is FAR better than any Norton Product.  

I don't have any problems, per se, with MSE, but Norton products are absolutely AWFUL.  In my opinion, Norton is the equivalent of a commercially sold malicious software.

If you want something that I've found quite effective (but NOTHING is 100%) and also inexpensive (but NOT free), I would suggest VIPRE Antivirus by GFI.
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phototropicConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you decide to remove Norton, you must use the Norton Removal Tool:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/norton-support/jsp/help-solutions.jsp?lg=english&ct=united+states&docid=20080710133834EN&product=home&version=1&pvid=f-home

Personally, I think removing Norton would be a very good idea.
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Lee W, MVPConnect With a Mentor Technology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
The fact that Symantec had to create the "Norton Removal Tool" should be a strong indication that their programmers don't know what they are doing as they can't create a Norton product with a PROPERLY WORKING uninstall program.  At least that's my opinion.
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