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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials vs. Kaspersky, Avast, BitDefender, Avira

23 Aug 2010   #11
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

thanks marsmimar that helps the thread im glad its shown interest so far


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23 Aug 2010   #12
toxicbob

windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for the post. I searched ms security before I installed it. I read they were serious and hired a few anti virus experts to help the project. I am happy with the ease of use but I wish it updated automatic. I was going to run nod32 if I did not like it. I am use to my anti virus updating between 1 to 4 times a day without me doing one click of the mouse.
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23 Aug 2010   #13
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toxicbob View Post
Thanks for the post. I searched ms security before I installed it. I read they were serious and hired a few anti virus experts to help the project. I am happy with the ease of use but I wish it updated automatic. I was going to run nod32 if I did not like it. I am use to my anti virus updating between 1 to 4 times a day without me doing one click of the mouse.
im sure it updates automatically have you been through the settings? i am always getting definition updates through the day and if i update windows manually it gives the latest definitions too
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23 Aug 2010   #14
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
In case anyone might be interested in trying the new Beta, you can find out what the new features are and download from this site:

Beta for Next Version of Microsoft Security Essentials Now Available

Or you can go directly to Microsoft Connect. In either case you need a Windows Live ID to log in and access the download.

I've been using the Beta since it was released and I'm very pleased. It has a smaller footprint on my Win 7 Pro laptop compared to the original MSE 1.0 which is running on my XP Pro machine. Scans are faster, too.
Thanks for the review. Very good.
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23 Aug 2010   #15
toxicbob

windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toxicbob View Post
Thanks for the post. I searched ms security before I installed it. I read they were serious and hired a few anti virus experts to help the project. I am happy with the ease of use but I wish it updated automatic. I was going to run nod32 if I did not like it. I am use to my anti virus updating between 1 to 4 times a day without me doing one click of the mouse.
im sure it updates automatically have you been through the settings? i am always getting definition updates through the day and if i update windows manually it gives the latest definitions too

Perhaps I am mistakin. I read on the update page of MSE stating it updates automatic. It just seems half the time I check for updates there is one for it. My machine is new so I check often I am still in the process of getting all my programs set up.
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23 Aug 2010   #16
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

definitions come all the time in most security software because of the threats all over the world to machines having definition updates are a good sign for the security it shows the software is working and protecting you
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23 Aug 2010   #17
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

no worrys and welcome to the best windows 7 forum site on the net! you can trust peoples opinions here and everyone is happy to help
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23 Aug 2010   #18
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Other folks have reported problems with the automatic updates. I just check everyday to make sure mine is updated.
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23 Aug 2010   #19
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

good advice carl always best to check for updates in all software and drivers does no harm to manually update
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23 Aug 2010   #20
toxicbob

windows 7 x64
 
 

Running nod32 it would update between 1 to 4 times a day.
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