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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials Outperforms Paid Antivirus in AV Test

21 Oct 2010   #11
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

I am only interesested in one "test", the one done by my machine. Been using MSE since the 1st beta and have no regrets. Choice is good, since what works for one may not be ideal for another.


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21 Oct 2010   #12
wilywombat

win7
 
 

@yowavista..Why so anti MSE?? If you look at the full NSS Labs report MSE 75% Malware Vs 71.3 for Kaspersky. Admittedly for exploits Kaspersky comes out better at 74% Vs MSE 60% but hey, free ain't so bad!! It does appear that if you are dead set against MSE as is your right, then the way to go should be McAfee or Trend.
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21 Oct 2010   #13
pat247

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Tech support would be pretty boring if not for AV.
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21 Oct 2010   #14
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

I only view a select set of websites for the most part, I don't download .EXEs of any kind and my Firefox installation is secured+optimized. MSE is perfect for my needs, as it is a very lightweight and good free AV. A Microsoft AV for a Microsoft OS, correct match.

Prior to this I was using Windows Onecare, now that was a resource hog.
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21 Oct 2010   #15
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilywombat View Post
@yowavista..Why so anti MSE?? If you look at the full NSS Labs report MSE 75% Malware Vs 71.3 for Kaspersky. Admittedly for exploits Kaspersky comes out better at 74% Vs MSE 60% but hey, free ain't so bad!! It does appear that if you are dead set against MSE as is your right, then the way to go should be McAfee or Trend.
I don't like MSE, it once allowed trojans on my PC
I prefer paid AV as they offer more than basic features
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21 Oct 2010   #16
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilywombat View Post
@yowavista..Why so anti MSE?? If you look at the full NSS Labs report MSE 75% Malware Vs 71.3 for Kaspersky. Admittedly for exploits Kaspersky comes out better at 74% Vs MSE 60% but hey, free ain't so bad!! It does appear that if you are dead set against MSE as is your right, then the way to go should be McAfee or Trend.
I wouldn't wish McAfee on my worst enemy.
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21 Oct 2010   #17
HJA

 

I have ESET only because MSE does not play well with Zone Alarm. I recommend MSE to others and am switching the PC's at work to MSE. (Free!!!!! Boss loves it). If they could fix the ZA problems I'd use MSE.
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21 Oct 2010   #18
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HJA View Post
I have ESET only because MSE does not play well with Zone Alarm. I recommend MSE to others and am switching the PC's at work to MSE. (Free!!!!! Boss loves it). If they could fix the ZA problems I'd use MSE.
You are very fortunate to be running ZA on Win 7 without crashing.
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22 Oct 2010   #19
wilywombat

win7
 
 

I guess we can all vote for our own mix of AV / Firewall but what is great for one person would not necessarily be great to another personaly at the moment I'm using MSE and Comodo firewall Pro but Im keeping my eyes open for newer and better all the time.
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22 Oct 2010   #20
Paarkhi

Windows 8.1u1 x64
 
 

Norton Internet Security 2011
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