Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: First look: Microsoft Security Essentials impresses


30 Sep 2009   #11

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
You have a good point there. As soon as malware hits memory, Id have thought MSE should detect it.
All things being equal, it will. No solution is 100% of course.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

30 Sep 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As another person said, what you need really depends upon what type of user you are. If you visit warez sites, porn sites, p2p sites, and the like...you probably want to invest in something a little stronger. If you don't do those types of things, you use a bit of common sense and keep up on the latest Windows patches....I'm sure the the MSE product will take care of all of your needs.

I fall into the latter category described above and plan to just use MSE. I don't really care if it's detection rate is a tad lower than something else...because I typically don't experience problems with spyware, malware and viruses anyway based on my computer usage.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2009   #13

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

I would also recommend adding on one of the site rating helpers, like Web of Trust or McAfee.

The bad guys are getting smarter, and it isn't just the questionable sites that you cite that can be a problem. I was suprised to see the number of animated screensaver sites that have a very bad reputation for malware.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


30 Sep 2009   #14

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Does it scan email?

If it does, it does not stamp it like AVG etc.

There's been an interesting debate on the merit of scanning e-mail. One side takes the position that malware carried by e-mail cannot be used until it is extracted and therefore there is no need to slow things down as e-mail is received - just wait until the malware tries to go to memory or disk during extraction.
This begs the next question. Does MSE block scripts - like Melissa or IloveYou macro viruses?

I thought the simple act of opening an email, or having it shown in the reading pane (because that is an open email), was enough to trigger the script.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2009   #15

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
This begs the next question. Does MSE block scripts - like Melissa or IloveYou macro viruses?

I thought the simple act of opening an email, or having it shown in the reading pane (because that is an open email), was enough to trigger the script.
Good question. I haven't seen the details of what it has been tested against. That said, the script has to execute, and that is when, presumably, it will be caught.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2009   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I would give it a try if I wouldn't have bought NOD32 for 2 years lol...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2009   #17

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

It takes a long time for a long scan.


Attached Thumbnails
First look: Microsoft Security Essentials impresses-capture.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2009   #18

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Does it scan email?

If it does, it does not stamp it like AVG etc.

There's been an interesting debate on the merit of scanning e-mail. One side takes the position that malware carried by e-mail cannot be used until it is extracted and therefore there is no need to slow things down as e-mail is received - just wait until the malware tries to go to memory or disk during extraction.
This begs the next question. Does MSE block scripts - like Melissa or IloveYou macro viruses?

I thought the simple act of opening an email, or having it shown in the reading pane (because that is an open email), was enough to trigger the script.
I wondered the same if email was being scanned by MSE since I have used it since the beta and one of the mods in the Microsoft Security Essentials Forums answered it this way: "No, MSE will not scan emails inbound or outbound. It will watch memory if you attempt to launch an attachment." and also it is my understanding MSE scans inside your Outlook PST file for infected attachments so since I use Outlook 2007 I feel pretty confident in the protection MSE provides combined with using some common sense when opening emails
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2009   #19

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SleeStak View Post
... "No, MSE will not scan emails inbound or outbound. It will watch memory if you attempt to launch an attachment." and also it is my understanding MSE scans inside your Outlook PST file for infected attachments...combined with using some common sense when opening emails...
This is consistent with what I have read today.

Where can I download Common Sense?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2009   #20

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Sorry CommonSense 0.97 is closed beta.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 First look: Microsoft Security Essentials impresses




Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:02 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33