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Windows 7: Opinions about MS Security Essentials

17 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows XP Pro SP3 Dual Boot
 
 
Opinions about MS Security Essentials

Hi,
I recently switched to MSE, and I'm curious what your opinions are about Security Essentials, and whether you would recommend it.

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17 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, I use it. Yes I recommend it. Unless you are a hardcore web downloader who is going to put yourself continuously into risky situations, I don't think it's necessary to pay for a stronger product.
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17 Aug 2010   #3
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Yes, I use it. Yes I recommend it. Unless you are a hardcore web downloader who is going to put yourself continuously into risky situations, I don't think it's necessary to pay for a stronger product.
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17 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I have tried it and from various testing organizations it has high ratings. I now use Avast! Free which also has high ratings but I just like the interface to the setup better. Gives me more control on what it is doing. Both do a good job and I recommend both. I do use a few other programs as supplements. I believe in safety, I wear a Belt and Suspenders.

Jim
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17 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Yes, I use it. Yes I recommend it. Unless you are a hardcore web downloader who is going to put yourself continuously into risky situations, I don't think it's necessary to pay for a stronger product.
+1

I personally team it up with the Comodo Firewall now & I'm happy with how it works.

Others before have suggested using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as a on-demand scanner just as a back-up which is what I currently do too.

Overall I really like MSE, I've used Avast Free & a few of the paid stuff before but I just like the simplicity of MSE.
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17 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Even if you are a "hardcore web downloader" I feel you better off with MSE than some subscription AV products. I've used McAfee (and should kill myself for being dumber than a retarded squirrel by doing so), AVG, Avast!, and a couple others I can't remember the name of. Compared to the other ones I have tried, MSE wins hards down for me. Of course, everyone has there own opinions and knows what is best for them.
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17 Aug 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is pretty good and not at all invasive. Plus it is guaranteed compatible with Windows. Avira and Avast are viable alternatives. Although I personally prefer NIS2010 which I use on some systems, MSE on some others.
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18 Aug 2010   #8

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I prefer it because it's simple, does everything someone would actually need and nothing more, and stays out of the way (and updated, unlike most of the PCs that you run across with "issues" with expired A/V trials and of course infections). If you're a power user it might seem a bit lacking in the configuration department, but for you there are applications like Avira, Avast, etc. However, for the vast majority of Windows users out there, MSE is all they'll ever need.
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18 Aug 2010   #9

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

MSE seems to have protected me just fine so far.Name:  fingers-crossed.gif
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18 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows XP Pro SP3 Dual Boot
 
 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSES, I read a few tests and reviews about MSE, and there were some, which said MSE is not as good as it had to be, so I wanted to know what You think about it, what's your user experience.
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