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Microsoft Security Essentials

Post by 4hams on Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:01 pm

About Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.

Key Features

Comprehensive malware protection
Simple, free download
Automatic updates
Easy to use


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Post by bob2701 on Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:21 pm

I have been using MSE for at least 6 months now and have not had a single problem. It is not the hog that Norton or McAfee is.
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Post by 4hams on Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:39 pm

Hi Bob I am really impressed with it also! I have been using it since it was first a beta and when it went live I installed it on 4 other computers here n the house for the kids and wife.

A truly great program that work!!!
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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials

Post by Vinman on Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:06 am

Like you I have been using it since its inception have it on both computers
it does its job well and would you belive its FREE!!!!!! they have really done a great job with this one
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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials

Post by zebadee on Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:16 am

Hi smile:
For those who are still (unbelievingly) impressed by MS Security Essentials.
Have you really tried any alternatives.
MS SE isn't bad...... but it is not that great either.
Check out this...
Link
Also FREE :Cool:
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Post by Vinman on Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:52 pm

I tried comodo dident care for it, it was to invasive on everything I did which I dident like I like something that works in the backround and I dont know its their till shit that matters happens
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Post by 4hams on Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:05 pm

I agree with you 100% vinny!
Although I have never tried Comodo...

PC Security software for home use should be designed to be idiot proof (yes I am speaking about me) and need little or No interaction from the user accept for basic installation and setup!

I know there are always going to be those paranoid types that need to have full control over everything PC related but most user are not, and just want and need something that works right out of the box so to speak IMO.
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Post by zebadee on Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:31 pm

Vinman wrote:I tried comodo dident care for it, it was to invasive on everything I did which I dident like I like something that works in the backround and I dont know its their till shit that matters happens

Hi smile:
MS does not offer the safe protection.
Even updates aren't always installed (do a manual check, you may be surprised).

With Comodo from from fresh, it does take a bit of patience to get all settings as you might require.
For me worth it is worth.
Part of the reason for my being low key has been due to running several comparisons.
MS vs Avira vs AVG vs Avast vs Comodo.
MS came last, but unlike Avira, Avast & AVG didn't really need additional spyware etc.
But updating isn't as spontaneous as it should be though.

Comodo took me about a week to be totally satisfied with the settings.
I wouldn't use anything else now.
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Post by Vinman on Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:47 pm

Maybe I will give it another go and work with the settings Zeb, I didn't leave it on for more then a couple of days so not a very fair statement on my part!
and maybe I am just lucky and MSE is not as good as I think it is, but so far its caught everything that's come my way and that's what matters. so I often wonder just how good do they really need to be and grant you I don't go surfing all over the web or download things I shouldn't either!. So maybe that's part of it as well.
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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials

Post by Hugo on Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:20 am

I like it a lot.

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Post by zebadee on Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:42 am

Vinman wrote:Maybe I will give it another go and work with the settings Zeb, I didn't leave it on for more then a couple of days so not a very fair statement on my part!
and maybe I am just lucky and MSE is not as good as I think it is, but so far its caught everything that's come my way and that's what matters. so I often wonder just how good do they really need to be and grant you I don't go surfing all over the web or download things I shouldn't either!. So maybe that's part of it as well.

Hi smile:
If it appears to work for you...... then fine.
However when testing I went to sites not advisable.
The results were.
Simply amazing.
MSE failed on about 20 occasions.
Comodo once.
You have to bear in mind that this was deliberately pushing the envelope.
In my normal everyday trawling the net.
I probably could get away with no protection.
Though it is never worth that risk.


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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials

Post by zebadee on Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:43 am

Hugo wrote:I like it a lot.


HI smile:
What?
(Do you like) :laugh:
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