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22 Oct 2012   #231
marsmimar

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Now I see why this site has been telling most people to ONLY use ms essentials, I hope you are not getting a "push" from microsoft to do that.
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22 Oct 2012   #232
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dwarfer66;2145898[B
]Now I see[/B] why this site has been telling most people to ONLY use ms essentials, I hope you are not getting a "push" from microsoft to do that.
Now you see? Please tell us what it is that you see. Please also tell us what incentive Microsoft would have for giving us a kickback for something they give away for free.

Have you considered that maybe we recommend it because it is free, it works well, is resource light and does not interfere with system files like other AV programs do? There is also the possibility that the people who wrote the OS may know best what system files are supposed to be there and where they are supposed to be.
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22 Oct 2012   #233
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

actually ,this thread is to congratulate those recognised by microsoft for their contributions ( positive contributions)
i think the thread needs cleaning up a little,
you could post a question in the general discussion area as to whether the members of the forum here recommend MSE because we want to curry favor with MS.
that should be an interesting thread, in fact post it in the chillout room and then we can go to town.
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22 Oct 2012   #234
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
User Poll?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
MSE is the recommended av by most users here ,its a personal preference but a logical one also
Is there a poll which supports that statement?

I used AVG on my previous install (I didn't have any problems with it).

On my latest install I thought that I'd try Avast to see if it is better or worse.
It has the same annoying feature that AVG had a couple of years ago.
It insists on scanning everything that I try to run (even if I add it to the exceptions list).
Apart from that it seems OK.

Back on topic.
Congratulations to everyone who has received awards since my previous post.
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22 Oct 2012   #235
Kevin Ismail

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dwarfer66 View Post
Now I see why this site has been telling most people to ONLY use ms essentials..
I doubt that. All discussion and suggestion are based on free opinions and self preferences. Hope you will "see" it differently if you stay tuned with the the forums much longer

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dwarfer66 View Post
I hope you are not getting a "push" from Microsoft to do that.
Don't worry. We are simply not.
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22 Oct 2012   #236
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
MSE is the recommended av by most users here ,its a personal preference but a logical one also
Is there a poll which supports that statement?
Nah, I don't think there is, but just from experience alone you will see MSE suggested far more than anything else. This is especially the case if you visit the BSOD section, where aVast is often (but not always) implicated in BSOD's, and replacing it with MSE results in a nice stable system.
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22 Oct 2012   #237
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Congratulations to everyone on the great accomplishment.
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22 Oct 2012   #238
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dwarfer66 View Post
Now I see why this site has been telling most people to ONLY use ms essentials, I hope you are not getting a "push" from microsoft to do that.
It is not to disclose the secret in such a way ... not so openly... in front of all the public.
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22 Oct 2012   #239
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dwarfer66 View Post
Now I see why this site has been telling most people to ONLY use ms essentials, I hope you are not getting a "push" from microsoft to do that.
It is not to disclose the secret in such a way ... not so openly... in front of all the public.
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22 Oct 2012   #240
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
MSE is the recommended av by most users here ,its a personal preference but a logical one also
Is there a poll which supports that statement?

I used AVG on my previous install (I didn't have any problems with it).

On my latest install I thought that I'd try Avast to see if it is better or worse.
It has the same annoying feature that AVG had a couple of years ago.
It insists on scanning everything that I try to run (even if I add it to the exceptions list).
Apart from that it seems OK.

Back on topic.
Congratulations to everyone who has received awards since my previous post.
no not really, there ought to be with all the bloomin which AV threads there have been here.
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