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Does anyone know if the new Microsoft Malware solution is better or worse than Spyware Doctor? My gut tells me that Spyware Doctor would be better just because they aren't a jack-of-all-trades like Microsoft is, but Microsoft's knowledge of their own operating system might give them an advantage as well.

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Just because something does lots of other things, It does not mean it is bad. –  David Pearce Oct 9 '09 at 12:48

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Windows live one care is EOL, Microsoft Security Essentials is the new product and I personally love it.

I think it is a very good anti virus solution that will serve you well.

Never heard of Spyware Doctor, and just because Microsoft may be a "jack-of-all-trades" doesn't mean they can't release good products.

Link to Microsoft Security Essentials

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And in this case, MSE is a very good product. –  alex Oct 9 '09 at 12:52
    
MSE is at the point it is hanging with or even out scoring most other AVG solutions, paid or not. –  Juice Dec 21 '09 at 12:36

With AntiVirus products is often benefitial to use one that used by the least amount of people as possible as it reduces the chances that the maleware is written and tested to circumvent your AntiVirus solution.

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Man that doesn't sound right. –  leeand00 Oct 9 '09 at 20:55

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