How many here use microsoft Security Essentials

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by rupsd, Jun 16, 2010.

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Do you USE MSE??

  1. YES

    43.8%
  2. NO

    25.5%
  3. YES,BUT I DON"T LIKE ITand will uninstall soon

    2.9%
  4. YES,completely satisfied

    27.7%
  1. rupsd

    rupsd MDL Senior Member

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    #1 rupsd, Jun 16, 2010
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2010
    Do you USE MSE??
    You can leave a comment also
     
  2. Dre009

    Dre009 MDL Addicted

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    I don't like MSE and besides i can't leave Kaspersky
     
  3. flare4000

    flare4000 MDL Senior Member

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    Use Too but now eset
     
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  4. rupsd

    rupsd MDL Senior Member

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    i used to but eset is not effective like it used too.
    Why you left mse??
     
  5. flare4000

    flare4000 MDL Senior Member

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    Wanted to do some testing between antivirus programs so far I like eset the most because it's light and my current computer is $h!t
     
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  6. WCCobra

    WCCobra MDL Junior Member

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    MSE is a resource hog, even if it does protect better than OneCare, AVG, and Avast. I'll still stick with Avira
     
  7. bradavon

    bradavon MDL Novice

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    MSE has a tiny initial download but contrary to all reviews/reports about low resource usage, I've found it to be quite the contrary. It's as bad as AVG Free (which is a resource hog too and has a ridiculous amount of processes loaded). It's also very basic indeed.

    I use Kaspersky Internet Security but of the free bunch, Avast is my favourite. This is a "how long is a piece of string" question, there's no right answer/one answer fits all solution.

    ESET Smart Security disables loads of it's security in Automatic mode. Great way to reduce the prompts! And Interactive mode results in loads of prompts. Kaspersky Internet Security (and Norton IS which I otherwise hate) has a white list/black list which means in Automatic mode nothing switched off, as it has the intelligence to know what is safe/dangerous.
     
  8. noexcuses

    noexcuses MDL Novice

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    I recommend Kaspersky, ESET, Avira, or avast! for your Windows host machines and most security software is suitable for a Windows guest in a private network. I prefer MSE for my Windows guest machines because I only allow internet connections to these machines for Windows Updates. MSE software receives its updates from the same servers that deliver Windows OS updates. This allows me to immediately recognize any attempts by the guest to communicate with different nodes other than Microsofts servers, my ISPs servers, or my local network.
     
  9. Smorgan

    Smorgan Glitcher

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    thats a no cause I use Norton at the moment...
    Which doesn't seem to be slowing down my laptop that much but Vmware well thats crazy...
     
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  10. Orbiting234

    Orbiting234 MDL Member

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    Best free AV out there hands down. Puts AVG and Avast to shame. A user can't go wrong with MSE.
     
  11. Lich King

    Lich King MDL Addicted

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    Using eset right now.. earlier used MSE but not much effective..
     
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  12. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    I like the idea of this free av, but I'm satisfied with my avast Pro.... so a big NO.....
     
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  13. lightscribe

    lightscribe MDL Novice

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    my friend uses it and he actualy likes it , i'm on eset and always looking for pass :D
     
  14. yro

    yro MDL Senior Member

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    I was running MSE in my home computer and I take it down and install KIS with bonus key (1 year key free).

    MSE is simple and do the job, but my problem is with the memory usage.

    While KIS has 2 processes running in 19mb and 2mb, MSE has 2 processes running in 48mb and 6mb. So I prefer the low usage...

    My computer is:
    Athlon X2 5000+
    4G DDR800 dual-channel
    ATI Radeon HD 4650 GDDR2 512mb
    HDD 500G SATA
     
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  15. Lich King

    Lich King MDL Addicted

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    So, meaning "KIS" is using less resource than "MSE".. Seriously???
     
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  16. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    What are that 2 processes? I know mssesec.exe is 1 of them.
     
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  17. kwanbis

    kwanbis MDL Junior Member

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    Has been a while since i tried Kaspersky, but at that time it was "king-of-resource-hogs"
     
  18. rupsd

    rupsd MDL Senior Member

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    Another is MsMpEng.exe