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Windows 7: MSE - spread the word

02 Mar 2010   #31
zezasu

Windows Seven x64
 
 

I would try to but i am banned from the local Best Buy *3 around the 3 cities along with Staples. Wall-mart could careless but I haven't walked into that place in 5 years now. Circuit city is gone so yea. I have to disguise myself sometimes If I have to buy something and cant wait to buy it. Simple stuff but thats about it. I really like MSE and it is easy on the PC's I install it for people.

Recently I cleaned some poor souls PC with over 90 infections and several hundred ad-ware programs infecting every single part of computer, and it had no such service packs. Norton was installed on it and was crappy.
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02 Mar 2010   #32
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zezasu View Post
I would try to but i am banned from the local Best Buy *3 around the 3 cities along with Staples. Wall-mart could careless but I haven't walked into that place in 5 years now. Circuit city is gone so yea. I have to disguise myself sometimes If I have to buy something and cant wait to buy it. Simple stuff but thats about it. I really like MSE and it is easy on the PC's I install it for people.

Recently I cleaned some poor souls PC with over 90 infections and several hundred ad-ware programs infecting every single part of computer, and it had no such service packs. Norton was installed on it and was crappy.
I'll agree that extra features may help - like Pulse Updates - in the new Norton's but MSE has everything you need for nothing. I'd rather spend cash on RAM or another HDD then an antivirus app.
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02 Mar 2010   #33
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I had to repair a laptop today that was infected with the Antivirus Soft rogue spyware program.
this is one of the rogue programs that says every file you open is infected, making the machine totally unusable, unless you give them money for the program.

Norton was installed and up to date on this laptop and didn't catch it. rkill and malwarebytes took care of it but took about 4 hours of scanning (scanned the machine 3 times).
Since she paid for Norton 2 months ago she wants to use it till it expires then will go with MSE.
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03 Mar 2010   #34
ForeverZero89

Win7 HP x64
 
 

just run mse with the norton, if one doesn't catch things, the other will.
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03 Mar 2010   #35
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ForeverZero89 View Post
just run mse with the norton, if one doesn't catch things, the other will.
You wont find many here that suggest using Norton, and then you also wont find many here that suggest having and running two AV's at once on a single system.
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03 Mar 2010   #36
Staple Head

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
I was browsing a random PC store and of course saw copies of Kaspersky and Norton. However, with Microsoft Security Essentials, these are now unnecessary. I decided to post this. So, at the risk of being booted out of stores, advise people looking for new antimalware apps to get MSE:

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
lets see we have windows by microsoft, which has a built-in firewall created by microsoft, with a extremely intrusive built-in media player created by microsoft, with an update program that the default setting is to download and install the updates without asking permission and you want us to allow microsoft to encroach even further. i don't think so.
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03 Mar 2010   #37
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Staple Head View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
I was browsing a random PC store and of course saw copies of Kaspersky and Norton. However, with Microsoft Security Essentials, these are now unnecessary. I decided to post this. So, at the risk of being booted out of stores, advise people looking for new antimalware apps to get MSE:

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
lets see we have windows by microsoft, which has a built-in firewall created by microsoft, with a extremely intrusive built-in media player created by microsoft, with an update program that the default setting is to download and install the updates without asking permission and you want us to allow microsoft to encroach even further. i don't think so.
Regardless of who makes MSE, it is a good program.

If MSE were by Norton, I would still use it, because it is the program I like, not necessarily the developer.

If you have a grudge against the program, that's fine. But just because MS makes a product doesn't mean we should boycott it.
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03 Mar 2010   #38
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Staple Head View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
I was browsing a random PC store and of course saw copies of Kaspersky and Norton. However, with Microsoft Security Essentials, these are now unnecessary. I decided to post this. So, at the risk of being booted out of stores, advise people looking for new antimalware apps to get MSE:

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
lets see we have windows by microsoft, which has a built-in firewall created by microsoft, with a extremely intrusive built-in media player created by microsoft, with an update program that the default setting is to download and install the updates without asking permission and you want us to allow microsoft to encroach even further. i don't think so.
For the record, during installation of a retail copy of Windows you can choose your Windows Update download settings.
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03 Mar 2010   #39
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Staple Head View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
I was browsing a random PC store and of course saw copies of Kaspersky and Norton. However, with Microsoft Security Essentials, these are now unnecessary. I decided to post this. So, at the risk of being booted out of stores, advise people looking for new antimalware apps to get MSE:

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
lets see we have windows by microsoft, which has a built-in firewall created by microsoft, with a extremely intrusive built-in media player created by microsoft, with an update program that the default setting is to download and install the updates without asking permission and you want us to allow microsoft to encroach even further. i don't think so.
Uh...Unless you set Windows Update to do so during Windows Setup...Windows Updates will never download and install automatically. Strike 1

MSE is an optional download...and a damn good anti-virus to boot. Strike 2

You can turn off the firewall at anytime. Strike 3

Three strikes...your out!
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03 Mar 2010   #40
Staple Head

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Staple Head View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
I was browsing a random PC store and of course saw copies of Kaspersky and Norton. However, with Microsoft Security Essentials, these are now unnecessary. I decided to post this. So, at the risk of being booted out of stores, advise people looking for new antimalware apps to get MSE:

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
lets see we have windows by microsoft, which has a built-in firewall created by microsoft, with a extremely intrusive built-in media player created by microsoft, with an update program that the default setting is to download and install the updates without asking permission and you want us to allow microsoft to encroach even further. i don't think so.
For the record, during installation of a retail copy of Windows you can choose your Windows Update download settings.
for the record the default is still auto download and auto install. i did not say you could not change it. no one sees any problems with allowing ms to protect your system after all the trouble they got into after xp was released and their collecting info they had no right to?
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