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Windows 7: Antivirus makers applaud, mock MSE

30 Sep 2009   #1
Slimy

Windows 7
 
 
Antivirus makers applaud, mock MSE

Symantec, ESET, Avast, and AVG all have something to say about the release of Microsoft Security Essentials, Redmond's free antimalware solution. Two are fine with it, and two are not; can you guess which ones?

Full Story: Antivirus makers applaud, mock Microsoft Security Essentials - Ars Technica


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30 Sep 2009   #2
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote:
... Symantec, maker of the Norton line of products, says MSE doesn't stand a chance in today's market...
Too easy to remove?
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30 Sep 2009   #3
Slimy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Quote:
... Symantec, maker of the Norton line of products, says MSE doesn't stand a chance in today's market...
Too easy to remove?
LOL
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30 Sep 2009   #4
SanityKills

Windows 7/XP
 
 

Everyone knows that the sole purpose for owning a PC in the first place is for the sheer thrill of attributing all of your resources to run Norton Antivirus.
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30 Sep 2009   #5
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Wow some realy bad stuff they say. I like MSE
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30 Sep 2009   #6
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

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30 Sep 2009   #7
SamCPP

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Quote:
... Symantec, maker of the Norton line of products, says MSE doesn't stand a chance in today's market...
Too easy to remove?
And the disable button *gasp* actually disables it
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30 Sep 2009   #8
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll go out on a limb and defend Symantec here. The 2009 version was very kind to me, never had any of the troubles with it that the previous versions were plagued with.

Beyond that, I'm glad to hear that some are willing to accept it.
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30 Sep 2009   #9
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I always wondered, if Windows did become comepletely immune to viruses and trojans though it's own internal processes, features, code cleanup etc. Woud the commercial AV companies STILL sue for putting them out of buisness?

It's hard to argue the immorality of "anti-competitive practices" (of the free MSE) when the they (the commercial av companies) are making a mint off the backs of such evil in the first place. An Evil which MS itself should be (and is) doing everything it can from it's end to stop.

There is no moral claim that could be made with a straight face that MS should NOT prevent the infection of it's own OS or that they should charge their customers one penny extra for the priviledge!
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30 Sep 2009   #10
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Lol at Norton's comment. Probably just mad that MS made a product thats easily removable.

I love MSE, ever since the beta I've used it, will likely not switch to another AV anytime soon.
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