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Windows 7: OK I did it NOW! 100% MS Security Essentials Test


10 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 
OK I did it NOW! 100% MS Security Essentials Test

After doing a lot of reading about MS Security Essentials I have made a decision to test my Windows 7 HD and have removed all Virus Software and installed MS Security Essentials. IE8 is showing Protected Mode is ON as well as Popup Blocker.
MS Windows 7 Firewall is up and I have UAC set to the default level.
Defender is gone, MSE shuts that down during install.

So far I have found that I have reduced memory usage about 30 Meg.
My Re-bootup time has dreceased from 63 sec to 54 seconds.

Does anyone else have your system setup this way?
Have I missed anything else?

Will keep you posted on how ell thing perform.

Iggy


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10 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I turned UAC off, and I am running MSE as my only AV.
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10 Dec 2009   #3

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

hi !

IggyAZ: "Does anyone else have your system setup this way?
Have I missed anything else?"

yes, to read all the other ALREADY existing threads on the same subject...
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10 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I turned UAC off, and I am running MSE as my only AV.
If you turn UAC totally OFF doesn't that also shut off IE8 Protected Mode?
Which I think is good to have ON.

See attached Pic
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10 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
hi !

IggyAZ: "Does anyone else have your system setup this way?
Have I missed anything else?"

yes, to read all the other ALREADY existing threads on the same subject...
I have read all the other msg but it seems that many still are running other software.
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10 Dec 2009   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, Iggy, I haven't seen many people other than Jonathan say they are using NOTHING other than MSE.

Glad to have a canary willing to go into the coal mine.

I am still using Spybot and Spyware Blaster in addition to MSE and would like to get rid of them.
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10 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

By far, the best security system out there is common sense. You know, I have only gotten viruses a few times, namely when I was downloading music illegally and downloading keygens for software. I was in shady sites both times. Since those days, I have never even downloaded a virus.
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10 Dec 2009   #8
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
By far, the best security system out there is common sense. You know, I have only gotten viruses a few times, namely when I was downloading music illegally and downloading keygens for software. I was in shady sites both times. Since those days, I have never even downloaded a virus.
Loads of common sense plus control of the hand that clicks the links, when the mind is otherwise tempted.
[Never had a virus or malware here ever.]
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10 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Yeah, Iggy, I haven't seen many people other than Jonathan say they are using NOTHING other than MSE.

Glad to have a canary willing to go into the coal mine.

I am still using Spybot and Spyware Blaster in addition to MSE and would like to get rid of them.
The common sense statement is true. Becoming a canary in the mine is really funny. I know things will go well but just in case I have a full image backup ready to install.
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12 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
After doing a lot of reading about MS Security Essentials I have made a decision to test my Windows 7 HD and have removed all Virus Software and installed MS Security Essentials. IE8 is showing Protected Mode is ON as well as Popup Blocker.
MS Windows 7 Firewall is up and I have UAC set to the default level.
Defender is gone, MSE shuts that down during install.

So far I have found that I have reduced memory usage about 30 Meg.
My Re-bootup time has dreceased from 63 sec to 54 seconds.

Does anyone else have your system setup this way?
Have I missed anything else?

Will keep you posted on how ell thing perform.

Iggy
Someone is rather happy today.

But, I already have AVG 9.0 in my computer, and it does it's job, so I don't I'll remove it anytime soon.
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