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Microsoft Security Essentials v Others

Does Microsoft Security Essentials do as well as non-free commercial products?  I think I just had some malware corrupt my machine and I need to prevent that.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Bob Schneider

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I went with nod32 and malwarebytes pro.  From what I hear I should be about as protected as I can be, correct?
Bob Schneider

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Incredibly good discussion
Jeff Perkins

There is nothing that will protect you from everything, but those two give you about as much protection as is possible without causing severe problems.  
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Bob Schneider

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I am pretty careful with that stuff but I wonder if I got hit when I clicked on a twitter link???
Tolomir

here comes bitdefender in play, btw. nod32 does not perform so well, see for yourself:

http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/producer/eset/

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bitdefender in contrast scans every link for possible / reported malware, see attached screenshot. bitefender weblink scan. The green ok signs are from bitdefender.

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