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Windows 7: First look: Microsoft Security Essentials impresses


29 Sep 2009   #1

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First look: Microsoft Security Essentials impresses

Microsoft's new antimalware solution, Microsoft Security Essentials, is now available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Ars puts MSE through its paces and finds an unobtrusive app with a clean interface that protected us in the dark corners of the Internet.

Full Story: First look: Microsoft Security Essentials impresses - Ars Technica

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29 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

+1 for MSE i'm using it and it works very well.

Smitty
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29 Sep 2009   #3

 

Does it scan email?

If it does, it does not stamp it like AVG etc.
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30 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

I have been using it for a while now and have not had it catch anything yet lol.

But I consider myself a "safe" user lol. I take great pride of not getting crap on my computer.

I do a scan at least once a week with it and so far so good. I doubt I have any viruses or spyware.
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30 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What I like about this product is, it doesn't slow down the PC. Another happy customer
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30 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

so, do we also need an antivirus solution or does MSE also fulfill this function?
Sorry to be so thick
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30 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's a great program for the casual internet user, but if you engage in high risk behavior, you might consider another solution. Don't know how well it detects those high level baddies yet.
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30 Sep 2009   #8

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

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.
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30 Sep 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You have a good point there. As soon as malware hits memory, Id have thought MSE should detect it.
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30 Sep 2009   #10

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saverio View Post
so, do we also need an antivirus solution or does MSE also fulfill this function?
Sorry to be so thick
You aren't thick - that was a good question...

MSE is an antivirus/malware solution. With it you don't need another antivirus solution.
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