Can Norton anti adware malware work with Microsoft Security Essentials?

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How does Norton  anti adware malware work? Can It work together with Microsoft security essentials? What settings do I need to select?

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Can Norton anti adware malware work with Microsoft Security Essentials?

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Unfortunately, you can't use Norton and Microsoft Security Essentials together since they will only create conflict on your computer, thus, resulting to less protection on your system. What you can do is to just select which of the two you would like to keep. If you always do a lot of stuffs online then you should go for Norton provided that your computer meets its system requirement, otherwise, just use Microsoft Windows Essentials.

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Can Norton anti adware malware work with Microsoft Security Essentials?

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No, you should not install any Norton product if you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed on your computer. Microsoft Security Essentials is free software for Microsoft Windows operating systems that will protect your computer against viruses, worms, Trojans, adware, and other malware that threatens the security of the system.

Running more than one antivirus on the computer will greatly degrade the performance of the machine. And it’s kind of redundant running two different programs that are doing the same thing. Besides that, it will create conflict in the system that might result to misidentification of good programs into bad programs.

A little trivia about the capacity of Microsoft Security Essentials in protecting your computer, in a test done by Dennis Technology Labs from October to December 2012 to evaluate eight major antivirus programs, Microsoft Security Essentials failed putting it on the last position. See image.

Based on the result, Norton Internet Security or NIS is still the best antivirus program and putting Kaspersky Internet Security on the second place. The total accuracy ratings range from a maximum of 400 down to the lowest -1000 where Microsoft Security Essentials scored a miserable 30 while Norton Internet Security 2013 scored 388.5 which almost reached the maximum score.

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