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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials vs. Kaspersky?


25 Jun 2009   #21
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Ok here it is;
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25 Jun 2009   #22
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I do not know about anyone else but, I still consider even 50mb light-weight.
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25 Jun 2009   #23
Snake2135

Windows 7 Ultimate RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
I have tried the following AV's;

Kaprasky For W7 Beta - Didn't like it, kept asking me about every little thing.
Norton Anti-Virus Gamer Edition - Was fairly light-weight and worked well.
McAfee - Was decent, wasn't picking up much.
OneCare - Was using a lot of my resources and didn't pick up much.
Panda - Was a resource hog, extended my 'boot up' time about 2 minutes. Asked me about every little thing.
AVG - Was light-weight and picked up some things.
Morro - By far my favorite, light-weight, picks up things none of the following picked up on my system, and doesn't take forever to load.

Morro wins. =D
I have to agree with you, Morro is lightweight and it seems that it works very well. I have it installed on this PC (my main) for 7 RC, I would be using it on Vista (primary OS) if not for the year left on my McAfee subscription. I also have it installed on a 5 year old laptop with the following specs:

Intel Celeron M 550 @ 2.19 GHz
512 MB DDR (max RAM for a budget Dell Inspiron 1000)
SIS m650 mobo/integrated gfx
4200 RPM 40GB HDD
Windows XP

It runs well and better than any other free antivirus I've tried on it, and it does not appear to have any affect on system performance. Overall I would give MSE a 10/10.
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25 Jun 2009   #24
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I just uninstalled my (paid, sort of) A/V and windows defender from my XP partition. And installed MSE. it cut my processes from 35 to 29, and ram usage by about 10%, so i would say in retrospect, MSE IS light weight.
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25 Jun 2009   #25
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

I've uninstalled MSE and got Kaspersky 2010. I may switch to MSE when it gets out of the beta stage.
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25 Jun 2009   #26
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
I do not know about anyone else but, I still consider even 50mb light-weight.
yes but if you tried eset you'll have to reconsider XD

and I heard morro goes up to 70mb and above while scanning


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25 Jun 2009   #27
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
yes but if you tried eset you'll have to reconsider XD

and I heard morro goes up to 70mb and above while scanning
yup that's true.
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25 Jun 2009   #28
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
MSE

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dixon Butz View Post
MSE is not lightweight. It uses over 50mb of memory.
MSE is light weight @ only 50 Mb its less than half of NOD32 and 1/10 of what firefox is. I think by light weight they mean not feature rich


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26 Jun 2009   #29
pestbest

Windows 7
 
 

It is just a basic antivirus and even though it is not feature rich, it still does it's job well. It runs really light on system resources but of course when there is much RAM left, it takes up more than the required which is sensible. I rather it be like this cause at least it ain't bloated.

Now what we need is a Microsoft Internet Security free of charge with Anti-Spam, Super Firewall and Best Malware and Real Time Protection. Basically a replica of the best internet security found today except that it should be free. Then, there will be so much competition that other product makers will make even better products and as this goes on, consumers benefit more and more and virus makers will give up. I would love to see that day when Apple can no longer criticize Microsoft.
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26 Jun 2009   #30
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If it goes up to 70mb while scanning, its probably better to reschedule the scans to a time when your not likely to be using the computer so it wont matter so much.
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