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Windows 7: MSE vs. Kaspersky, Panda, Avira, Symantec.....

15 Jun 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
MSE vs. Kaspersky, Panda, Avira, Symantec.....


Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0, the Redmond-based company’s free basic offering for customers running genuine Windows platforms is one of the best security solutions available on the market, according to tests performed by AV-Comparatives. The tests, which are designed to assess the proactive detection capabilities of a range of antivirus products, reveal that Microsoft Security Essentials manages to outperform many of its rivals, including paid products.

AV-Comparatives froze the product’s updates on February 10, 2010 and evaluated the antivirus with malware samples, which appeared between February 11 and 18. The purpose of the assessment was to see how various security solutions would manage to fight malicious code that they didn’t have viral signatures for. AV-Comparatives underlines that only the on-demand detection capabilities of the various AV products were tested.

Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0, formerly codenamed Morro, succeeded in detecting no less than 59% of the malware samples thrown at it. Only three security solutions did better, TrustPort Antivirus 2010 with a 63% detection rate, Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 also with 63%, and G DATA AntiVirus 2010 with 61%. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 detected 59% of the new samples of malicious code, just like MSE.
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Microsoft Security Essentials vs. Kaspersky, Panda, Avira, Symantec, McAfee, AVG, BitDefender - Proactive (generic/heuristic) on-demand detection capabilities - Softpedia

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15 Jun 2010   #2

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)

Thanks JMH
Soon we are going to see new viruses that will highlight MSE as deficient - AV/IS vendors are not gonna take this lying down
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15 Jun 2010   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

For a complete view, the following reports from AV-Comparatives are of interest:

Proactive On-demand Detection Against New Malware

On-demand Detection of Malicious Software
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15 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

That is good that other vendors won't take it sitting down. MSE has jumped ahead of many vendors. Those vendors of a/v will have to step there act up. Those vendors that beat MSE will be looking behind them to see if MSE is catching up. That should be good for all of us.
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16 Jun 2010   #5

7 x64/ Back-Track 4

Just look here!
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16 Jun 2010   #6

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)

hi !

that´s a lot of interesting info, but wouldn´t it be better to post it under "Security" ?
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