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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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Any free anti virus will never give you full protection.....bitdefender is good you dont need anything else

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My goodness YES!! You need anti-virus, and there are several you don't even need to pay for:
http://download.cnet.com/1770-20_4-0.html?query=antivirus&tag=srch&searchtype=downloads&filterName=platform%3DWindows&filter=platform%3DWindows
Bitdefender is nice, but will not cover all the bases at all. I use Avast which is free and in that link, and i would put that up against anything Norton or Mcaffee sells. Security essentials is not what I would consider adequate protection

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1. Uninstall any existing antivirus including anti-malware software from your computer.
2. Remove the MSE folder from "Program files" folder that you copied from your friend.
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4. Logon with your usual login credential.
2. Download MSE. Browse this link http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/security_essentials/default.aspx.
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