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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials Comparative Review

28 Jul 2010   #1

Arch Linux 64-bit
Microsoft Security Essentials Comparative Review

Malware Research Group has conducted a comparative review of Microsoft Secirity Essensials. In this review we compared Microsoft Secirity Essensials to Avira’s AntiVir Personal and Avast Home Edition. The comparative had three stages:

Real Time System Protection Test: 20 Zero-Day malware samples were used.

Self Protection Test: MRG Self Protection Test Tool V 2.0 was used.

Online Banking Security Test: MRG FM Simulator V1.0 was used.
Microsoft Security Essentials Comparative Review Malware Research Group

Disclaimer: This is only one small test. You should not use this information soley to determine your anti-virus of choice.

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28 Jul 2010   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

The complete lack of credit info on this company throws a bad light on their credibility.

Also they tested an old version of MSE.

Their results also conflict with other comparative reports.
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29 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

That was the most poorly written report I have ever seen in my life. Also, see part 7 and 8 of the methodology. According to them, whether an AV manages to stop the malware or not, it passes their test with flying colors. If they can't even fix a blatantly obvious typo before publishing their results, I feel like I shouldn't even read the report (but I did anyways).
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