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Windows 7: Opinions about MS Security Essentials

18 Aug 2010   #11
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you review the latest AV-Test reviews, one of the highest-scoring A/V engines was MSE, and it was the *only* free product to be certified. It isn't necessarily the best product out there feature-wise, but as an antivirus/antimalware product either to protect a clean system or clean an infected one, it is one of the best and the price is obviously pretty good .


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18 Aug 2010   #12
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I m using MSE's big brother. They are twins. LOL..

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18 Aug 2010   #13
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

MSE caught a virus and a worm that were going around the school that my "paid" version did not.

The same "paid" version the school is using.

MSE integrates nicely with windows and uses little resources. Highly recommended
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18 Aug 2010   #14
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
MSE caught a virus and a worm that were going around the school that my "paid" version did not.

The same "paid" version the school is using.

MSE integrates nicely with windows and uses little resources. Highly recommended
Which "paid" antivirus you are referring to? Just curious...
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18 Aug 2010   #15
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
MSE caught a virus and a worm that were going around the school that my "paid" version did not.

The same "paid" version the school is using.

MSE integrates nicely with windows and uses little resources. Highly recommended
Which "paid" antivirus you are referring to? Just curious...
Look at his thread here: McAfee Update (8/9/10) causes win 7 Problems
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18 Aug 2010   #16
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

McFail....McAfee

It also hosed it's own files so badly with an "update" (I use the term loosely), that even rolling back 2 days before didn't help it.

They used McAfee at the school and the virus was present for 3+ months. Just about every day, when I got home, MSE would catch the virus/worm, while McAfee told me "All is well"
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18 Aug 2010   #17
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Yeah I agree. Mcafee sucks, it really does.
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18 Aug 2010   #18
PandaMarketer

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I switched from Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 to MSE on all of my Win7 machines. I don't use limewire so that's good enough protection, lol. But seriously, I am very pleased with MSE.

True, it doesn't have a lot of features, but compared to KIS, that's a good thing.
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19 Aug 2010   #19
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

I have been using MSE since last year and it is the best all around antivirus around. It has daily updates which is the way I like it. Norton is maybe weekly. The others I don't know. Rock solid and it catches the crap that shows up now and then.
I have used them all and MSE is the best I have seen and used over my 21 years in computers and I personally knew John McAfee when his original program was being beta tested by me. Sorry John.
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19 Aug 2010   #20
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

+10 on MSE it's all i use and works great. I have used since early beta without a prob
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