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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials vs. Kaspersky, Avast, BitDefender, Avira


23 Aug 2010   #1

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 
Microsoft Security Essentials vs. Kaspersky, Avast, BitDefender, Avira

latest news from softpedia on security systems put to test, microsoft is up there with the big boys>Microsoft Security Essentials vs. Kaspersky, Avast, BitDefender, Avira, Symantec, McAfee, AVG, Panda - - Softpedia

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23 Aug 2010   #2

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Great info. Thanks for sharing. I have good feelings about the new MSE 2.0 in beta testing. It should be even better.
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23 Aug 2010   #3

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

thank you,
yes im very impressed with Microsoft on the security at the moment it works great with windows 7 too.
It is the best out there in the free categorical stakes softpedia are good with there reports there are many sites reporting feedback on the web also many good reports to come im sure
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23 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Only one person that I know that disses MSE, the security "guru" on another forum that pushes Trend Micro.
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23 Aug 2010   #5

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

trend micro did not fair so good? but i suppose its all down to personal preference but on the basic principal what stops threats coming into your machine and ease of use of the security software you use is a good factor to some people who just install the software and leave in the background who are novice about security.
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23 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Good post, Brian; thanks for the link.
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23 Aug 2010   #7

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi carl my pleasure,
i think all windows 7 users should give it a trial and see how they fair with Microsoft Security Essentials against there own
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23 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I concur. I am going to try the MSE 2.0 beta as soon as I get through playing with Avast.
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23 Aug 2010   #9

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

cool im sure it will be ok they have some top people at the Microsoft development team, things have changed a lot since bill gates handed over things (a long time ago now!) im glad i took the advice and all the reviews i have read so far about MSE i find it a great security option not just because its free but the fact it works so well with windows 7
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23 Aug 2010   #10

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In case anyone might be interested in trying the new Beta, you can find out what the new features are and download from this site:

Beta for Next Version of Microsoft Security Essentials Now Available

Or you can go directly to Microsoft Connect. In either case you need a Windows Live ID to log in and access the download.

I've been using the Beta since it was released and I'm very pleased. It has a smaller footprint on my Win 7 Pro laptop compared to the original MSE 1.0 which is running on my XP Pro machine. Scans are faster, too.
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