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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials: Free, So What's the Catch?

30 Sep 2010   #1

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 
Microsoft Security Essentials: Free, So What's the Catch?

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The program provides real-time protection against spyware, viruses, worms, Trojans, and other malicious software -- and stacks up well to its paid competitors.
Microsoft Security Essentials: Free, So What's the Catch? - PCWorld

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30 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So the jist of the story is that the product is fairly decent and does a good job and there really isn't a catch.
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30 Sep 2010   #3

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

well summarised, pp

i was waiting for the catch...but it appears that it was another of those sneaky journalistic tricks that teases you into reading another worthless article...
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30 Sep 2010   #4

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

its all the viruses, malware etc. that it CATCH....
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30 Sep 2010   #5

 

It does work pretty hard at reducing the functionality of open source and unsigned applications not officially or unofficially approved by Microsoft, whether they're safe or not.. for example, it attacks malwarebytes if you have the full retail version with the protection module and website blocker enabled.. and it's completely ineffective against fake AV scareware
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30 Sep 2010   #6

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

No catch.....you download it...it works....quite well I might add

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but it appears that it was another of those sneaky journalistic tricks that teases you into reading another worthless article
Yepperz mickey....that's entertainment
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01 Oct 2010   #7

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

hmm so what AV offers the best security? its kind of hard for a regular user to tell which review is reputable and they sometimes give conflicting answers, can anyone point to a trustworthy site that does a decent comparison of the current AVs on the market?
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01 Oct 2010   #8

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabman View Post
hmm so what AV offers the best security? its kind of hard for a regular user to tell which review is reputable and they sometimes give conflicting answers, can anyone point to a trustworthy site that does a decent comparison of the current AVs on the market?
look a bit higher up on this page, there are some "Sticky" threads there...

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-se...nti-virus.html
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01 Oct 2010   #9

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabman View Post
hmm so what AV offers the best security? its kind of hard for a regular user to tell which review is reputable and they sometimes give conflicting answers, can anyone point to a trustworthy site that does a decent comparison of the current AVs on the market?
look a bit higher up on this page, there are some "Sticky" threads there...

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-se...nti-virus.html
yes you are right I feel a bit silly now thanks for linking.
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