Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy
And we do know about other AVs that perform better?
Not sure you meant that as a question but which would they be though? I've only heard this on rare occasion about Eset.
I still can't understand why every other superior tool would rise to the top here but no AV has except MSE. We do know MS's flagship OS better than anyone else.
I guess we do probably have a bias towards performance. Causing OS problems is surely a deal killer here.
It was not a question. In these tests, many AV programs perform better then MSE. You are looking at it from a different view. You see problems created by AV programs, so you rule them out because of that. But many, many people use them with no issues. I use Avast for instance, and it has never given me any problems, and has no effect on performance.
I will use an analogy. I am a TV tech. When people ask me which brand I would get, I am not just looking at which has a better picture, or even which are more reliable, but also how hard they are to fix when they have a problem. The majority of people have never had a problem with their TV, but I work on 8 or 9 TVs every weekday
for 20+ years. How many 100's of millions of TVs haven't I seen?
I understand you like MSE because you have few, if any issues caused by it, but it doesn't mean it is the best AV program. I suspect the majority of users don't need the very best either, because their habits do not put them in a position to need that level of protection. Thus MS's explanation that these zero day samples have never shown up in their telemetry (although them having all this telemetry from their users is also a bit scary, another discussion no doubt). But if an AV program that tests better then MSE, does not give the user any problems, then it is a good choice for them. To not use them because there is a possibility
they might cause problems is not the path most would choose. If they had issues, they could always switch.
I am not anti MSE, my choice of AV is not the top rated either, but since it works for me, and with no issues, I continue to use it. But the fact remains that that particular test company failed the program. That may not mean it is still not sufficient, but it does mean compared to other choices, it scored lower. A Guy