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Computer security...i have microsoft security essentials alredry in my computer.... do i need another security program to go with it ...like macaffee, or norton ,or avg....rt now i also have bitdefender 2010 working with it.. i have disabled the firewall settings on bitdefender and left microsofts on as they recommend...i have both running antivirus( is that overkill?).please explain what is necessary for a secure computer and if just microsoft sec. essentials will do what is needed without the additional bitdefender program package. please help? thank you

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Hi,

Microsoft Security Essentials is one of the best anti-virus programs currently available. It has one of the highest virus/ malware detection rates and also it is very light on the system, i.e; it does not slow down the computer.

Also, there is no need to install any other anti-virus software along with Microsoft Security Essentials. Installing additional AV programs will slow down your computer considerably and also it might have compatibility issues with the existing anti-virus program.

For a secure computer, your existing Microsoft Security Essentials program is enough provided it is updated regularly and a regular scan is performed (at least once a week).

For added security, you can download and install the free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software from: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php . After downloading and installing the software, kindly update it and run a full scan at least once a week.

Hope this answers your query. For more help and clarifications, please feel free to reply to this post.

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