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Windows 7: Microsoft gobbles up AV ground


11 Dec 2012   #1
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Microsoft gobbles up AV ground

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Microsoft Security Essentials may not have done well in recent independent tests, but it's now the global leader in security suite market share for the first time since it debuted in 2009, says Opswat's latest study.

Opswat gauges usage by looking at the software installed on computers running their AppRemover program. The data came from more than 150,000 computers.

When asked about the differences between Opswat's numbers and research and analysis firm NPD, Opswat marketing manager Elisse Lockhart wrote in an e-mail, "Our data looks at all applications installed on machines and aggregates various versions of products, so that can include people who are using very old applications. I believe NPD's report only looks at new sales, so they would capture more of the upcoming products than the software that people already have installed."

Although the report is imperfect, it does provide a snapshot of the security software running on a large number of Windows computers. While Avast remains on top of the global vendor list, with their free suite and two paid upgrades, they've been bumped to second place in single-product comparisons between MSE and Avast Antivirus Free.

Read more at source:
Microsoft gobbles up AV ground | Internet security and firewall - CNET Reviews

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11 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks Brink. I got to believe that Microsoft is bissing off a lot of 3rd party anti virus program manufacturers.
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12 Dec 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Microsoft Security Essentials seems to work best with Windows 7 from my experience, I am very happy with the service it has provided, and enjoy that I can use it in conjunction with Malwarebytes.
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12 Dec 2012   #4

7 HomePrem x64 SP1, XP SP3 VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Microsoft Security Essentials seems to work best with Windows 7 from my experience, I am very happy with the service it has provided, and enjoy that I can use it in conjunction with Malwarebytes.
+ 1. I was a loooong time Avast user until v 6.something got too bloated, invasive & "busy" (IMHO) and increased my boot time 25-30 seconds on average on Win 7 x64. M$$E is light, quiet (set it & forget it) & does ONLY what I want, which is real time AV protection.

Of course the best AV is a smart user.
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13 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Microsoft Security Essentials seems to work best with Windows 7 from my experience, I am very happy with the service it has provided, and enjoy that I can use it in conjunction with Malwarebytes.
+ 1. I was a loooong time Avast user until v 6.something got too bloated, invasive & "busy" (IMHO) and increased my boot time 25-30 seconds on average on Win 7 x64. M$$E is light, quiet (set it & forget it) & does ONLY what I want, which is real time AV protection.

Of course the best AV is a smart user.
Pretty much this. MSE and a smart user ftw. :)
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