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"Microsoft Security Essentials"; How good is it?

Are Microsoft Security Essentials plus Windows defender a safe protection against malware like Smart Fortress and Security Shild. Is it an alternativ to McAfee and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware?

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Reliable Contributor exbrit
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Re: "Microsoft Security Essentials"; How good is it?

MSE is another antivirus and I doubt it defends against such things, no antiviruses do and running 2 antivirus applications can actually open the machine to infection as they can clash.

Windows Defender and Malwarebytes free version are OK but I don't know if they defend against this but at least the latter can remove it I believe.

Smart Fortress needs special treatment as here:  http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=107384

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Moved to Security Awareness > Top Threats as a more approriate spot.