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Windows 7: Security Essentials 2010 Is Not MSE. Donít be misled.


26 Feb 2010   #1
JMH

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Security Essentials 2010 Is Not MSE. Donít be misled.

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As a general rule, makers of fake antivirus software copy legitimate security solutions in order to give their own programs a feeling of authenticity. Itís a common occurrence for rogue antivirus programs to sport a look and feel similar to those of a genuine one, and especially to feature similar labels. Case in point: Security Essentials 2010, a fake antivirus program that attempts to pass itself for Microsoft Security Essentials. In the screenshot at the top of this article, users can see what Security Essentials 2010 looks like in order to know what to stay away from.
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Security Essentials 2010 Is Not Microsoft Security Essentials - Don?t be misled - Softpedia


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26 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for posting that Jan. Good warning.
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27 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This has been a notorious method for spreading malware the past few years. You'd be surprised at how effective it is and how clueless people are. I have posted a link to this on my Facebook. Hopefully it helps educate others! Thanks!
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27 Feb 2010   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
You'd be surprised at how effective it is and how clueless people are.
Well, I don't think it's fair to say people are clueless, they just don't spend their time on forums like this and researching AV products.
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27 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
You'd be surprised at how effective it is and how clueless people are.
Well, I don't think it's fair to say people are clueless, they just don't spend their time on forums like this and researching AV products.
It has nothing to do with being on a Windows related forum and researching about AV products. They are clueless and that's what gives IT support people jobs (thankfully) and AV companies revenue.

It's the same as vehicles. I won't be scared to admit that I am clueless about an engine and that is why auto repair shop employees have jobs.

Clueless doesn't equal mentally retarded idiot. Catch what I am saying?
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27 Feb 2010   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Clueless doesn't equal mentally retarded idiot. Catch what I am saying?
Sure, but clueless just seemed harsh to me. Most people could give a crap about security software. They just want their computer to work, so when they see something, they don't know how to react to it, thus the issues with rogue AV's currently.
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27 Feb 2010   #7

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the heads up Jan.
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27 Feb 2010   #8
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Clueless doesn't equal mentally retarded idiot. Catch what I am saying?
Sure, but clueless just seemed harsh to me. Most people could give a crap about security software. They just want their computer to work, so when they see something, they don't know how to react to it, thus the issues with rogue AV's currently.
You said it. Many people use their PC like an appliance. They know how to push 3 buttons, and that's it. They are easy pray.
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28 Feb 2010   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Clueless doesn't equal mentally retarded idiot. Catch what I am saying?
Sure, but clueless just seemed harsh to me. Most people could give a crap about security software. They just want their computer to work, so when they see something, they don't know how to react to it, thus the issues with rogue AV's currently.
It was your interpretation of clueless. Most normal (average Joe) people will willingly admit this. That's why there is such a buzz for people switching to Macs. They think they are virus free and are also in a very controlled and restricted OS so they think it's the best thing since sliced bread.
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28 Feb 2010   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Clueless doesn't equal mentally retarded idiot. Catch what I am saying?
Sure, but clueless just seemed harsh to me. Most people could give a crap about security software. They just want their computer to work, so when they see something, they don't know how to react to it, thus the issues with rogue AV's currently.
It was your interpretation of clueless. Most normal (average Joe) people will willingly admit this. That's why there is such a buzz for people switching to Macs. They think they are virus free and are also in a very controlled and restricted OS so they think it's the best thing since sliced bread.
Semantics, but it sounded harsh to me.
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