Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 1.0.2498.0

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  1. Michelle68

    Michelle68 MDL Senior Member

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  2. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    It doesn't catch all viruses. Tested by me. and just try to update it,,and see how your system will slowdown like a turtle....big resource hog
     
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  3. windsman

    windsman MDL Expert

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    Totally agree tested also against generic malware, and high cpu usage

    windsman.
     
  4. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    True, when it comes to free AntiVirus solutions, Avira AntiVir is the only choice as it offers very good detection rates and good system performance.
     
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  5. urie

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    No virus checker can catch ALL viruses, they cant catch what is not in there definitions or database.
     
  6. sonomazr2

    sonomazr2 MDL Novice

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    Downloaded and tried to install, said I have another version and to remove first. Must be why when I do a help, program update it says I have the latest version (1.0.1963.0)

    Is the new MSE a completely different framework that it can't do an inplace upgrade?
    I have never had a cpu usage/slowdown problem with the current version.
     
  7. Lich King

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    #7 Lich King, Oct 8, 2010
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    However, eset, kaspersky, avira catches most of them.. our aim here is maximum protection..
    so, if an antiviruse catches maximum no. of infections as well as light on resource, we call it a good protection..

    Whereas, MSE does not catches max. no. of infections like avira does (freeware).. and it uses much resources than avira (freeware)..
    So, decide wat u wanna use, and more importantly wat suits ur needs :)
     
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  8. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    Very true....which is why I deleted it off my Software folder and I don't recommend it when the likes of Avira AntiVir or Avast Antivirus exist
     
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  9. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    This version of MSE upgraded cleanly on my PC. When I clicked on exe file, it asked to upgrade, and did that in 2 secs.
     
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  11. WhiteZero

    WhiteZero MDL Junior Member

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    GData had the highest detection rates actually. but Avast has a good mix of detection rate, low false-positive and high speed.
     
  12. xaudiox

    xaudiox MDL Novice

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    Or just be carefull what websites you visit ;)
     
  13. WhiteZero

    WhiteZero MDL Junior Member

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    Even that dose not cut it now-a-days. Even legit sites are getting their ad-servers hacked and malware distributed through them.
     
  14. CRA2YHAVOK

    CRA2YHAVOK MDL Senior Member

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    #15 CRA2YHAVOK, Oct 9, 2010
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    Which is why people can choose to use Adblock on Firefox or Chrome :)

    I personally have used MSE since beta and found it more than suitable for my needs, I use it with the Windows Firewall (did at one time have Comodo FW).

    Never had any problems since using them.

    I also use Chrome with the following Extensions installed: Adblock, FlashBlock & WoT).

    JavaScript is set to block unless I allow it.

    The only other AV I'd ever consider using is Avast (used it before MSE) but right now I'm more than happy with MSE.
     
  15. DimRacker

    DimRacker MDL Novice

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    I think MSE is very GOOD!!
     
  16. viewfindr

    viewfindr MDL Novice

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    Works great for me!