Quote: Originally Posted by runestaff
Okay thanks guys, I think I just find it hard to believe that they (MS) is offering something for nothing. It begs the question why do the other antivirus people bother to keep going if they offer no better protection than MS security essentials
To a large degree, the security matter is in the head. There are many people who think they found the golden solution and then like to stick with it. E.g. myself I am a fan of NIS which I run on a few systems but I also use MSE on a few others.
The problem is that do not really know from your own experience whether your solution is any good. If nothing ever happens, it could be because your AV program is perfect - but it could also be because you never got attacked.
With NIS, I never caught a virus but I got a couple of false positives. With MSE I caught a bugger a couple of times. But since I image my system every morning, there was no problem fixing it.
Btw. If you really want to protect yourself so that you can bail yourself out of any tight spot, do imaging ( Imaging with free Macrium
) Nothing beats that in terms of securing your system.