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I've been using MSE for a few years now and I believe it works well. I, too, do NOT like to pay for things, so the freebies is always the route that I will take.

I'll admit, even though I'm a developer, I'm a "beginner" when it comes to AV protection etc. So here's my question for you all.

I've been running MSE for a few years, while also running Avast. It "appears" as though they are both running, but are they? Are they basically doing the exact same thing? What are people's preferences between the 2 products.

What are the necessary [free] products to keep a computer running clean? I use MSE, Avast, SpyBot, used to run Sygate Personal Firewall, but not anymore. Malware Bytes, what are the other products that are also "essential" to have running on a machine?
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