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Windows 7: Proof Microsoft Security Essentials is Popular

22 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
Proof Microsoft Security Essentials is Popular

Most every day here someone comes along and asks about a recommendation for an antivirus software and many SevenForums members use and recommend MSE. In addition to those recommendations being an indication of the popularity of MSE, note that MSE has once again become the target of a rogue.

As described at Bleeping Computer:

The fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert is a Trojan that attempts to trick you into thinking you are infected so that you will then install and purchase one of 5 rogue anti-virus programs that it is distributing. When the Trojan is run it will masquerade as an alert from the legitimate Windows Microsoft Security Essentials Program anti-virus program.
Complete description and removal instructions are available at Remove the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Trojan.

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22 Aug 2010   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

I agree. MSE is a good antivirus.
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22 Aug 2010   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I second that on MSE being a good AV!
The AV is as good as the OP is!
Surf safe you stay safe.
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22 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Yep, it's a good AV and what's more, it's not bloated, which is a great thing.
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22 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Yeah totally agree MSE is great, wouldn't even consider using anything else at the minute

Informative post +1
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22 Aug 2010   #6

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna

At the moment i use both Avast and MSE.. but now i just wanna use one AV so i'm going to just drop Avast and of course use just MSE.
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