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Windows 7: MSE: Is it REALLY that good?

10 Dec 2010   #21
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Seems like the OP is missing one fairly important "fact". The failure was recorded during the tests conducted during the 3rd quarter of 2010 using Windows XP. MSE scored only 11.5 points out of a required 12 points for certification. But if you look at the test results from the 2nd quarter of 2010 using Windows 7, MSE scored 14.0 points and did pass the certification test.

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So does this particular testing protocol prove MSE is no good, or does it mean 7 is more secure than XP, or does it mean something else entirely? FWIW: I started using MSE 1.0 in Sep 09 when it was released to the public. I've been using MSE 2.0 beta since Jul 2010. I haven't had any malware infect my machine.
Hi there

These "Tests" are usually in an artificial environment which in NO WAY repesents real or even Average use.

Put say 12 teenagers is a room with machines equipped with different AV systems and allow them say ONE DAY on the net with ZERO controls -- torrents and all-- and see what machines get infected and how.

To make it an even more test of resilience the teenages can help each other and share the downloaded files locally on say the internal LAN the test machines are connected to.

This IMO is a MUCH MORE realistic test than any "Laboratory" simulation of Viruses etc as it is a REAL LIFE type test.

Cheers
jimbo


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10 Dec 2010   #22
cheewongken

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hey all,

I know I haven't posted even once on this topic other than the 1st post, but I've been reading through all of your opinions and I appreciate the time and effort everyone has taken in posting on this thread.

Right now I don't think I have any questions to ask, so once again, I thank y'all.
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10 Dec 2010   #23
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Can I buy MBAM and turn RTP off?
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10 Dec 2010   #24
antharr

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheewongken View Post
Okay my friend is planning to change out from norton soon, and asked me if MSE was okay. I told him i was satisfied with it.. But then i started doing some homework. I then stumbled upon this.

AV-Test.org · Tests of Anti-Virus- and Security-Software

It gives MSE really bad ratings compared to other AVs.

You guys are the one who made me switch to MSE from AVG in the first place. So, my question is, do you all think MSE is really a great AV/AM? (Considering you're comparing only free products)
This all depends on who you talk to. Some users praise MSE as the best thing to ever hit a computer's HDD and other like me tend to think it is good but not all that. I certainly wouldn't say that you shouldn't use it because it is good at what it does.

What I am saying is that the final decision has to made by the user and what works best for them. I have had no issues with Avast since my Eset subscription expired. I don't use MSE for the simple fact that I do not like Windows Defender running on my system. The first thing I do upon a fresh install is completely disable it. Avast in combination with Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware are working fine for me.
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10 Dec 2010   #25
Ageeb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860
Can I buy MBAM and turn RTP off?
Yes, it's MBAM free
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10 Dec 2010   #26
Borg 386

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

What you choose to use is your choice and what you feel comfy with. One thing I would like to point out, MSE seems to "play well" with a lot of AV's. Any extra layer of protection you can get is surely worth it.

I'm running Norton 360, Comodo and MSE, no problems. When I had McAfee (it came with the PC, don't blame me), MSE played well with even that.

And from what I've gathered from various posts, it plays well with a myriad of other AV's. As long as it's getting along well and not causing any problems, I don't see any point in not having an extra layer of protection
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10 Dec 2010   #27
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
What you choose to use is your choice and what you feel comfy with. One thing I would like to point out, MSE seems to "play well" with a lot of AV's. Any extra layer of protection you can get is surely worth it.

I'm running Norton 360, Comodo and MSE, no problems. When I had McAfee (it came with the PC, don't blame me), MSE played well with even that.

And from what I've gathered from various posts, it plays well with a myriad of other AV's. As long as it's getting along well and not causing any problems, I don't see any point in not having an extra layer of protection
+1

I'm running MSE and Avast since early August with no problems.

I run Malwarebytes FREE every 7-14 days and it has never found anything either.

Mike
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10 Dec 2010   #28
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheewongken View Post
Hey all,

I know I haven't posted even once on this topic other than the 1st post, but I've been reading through all of your opinions and I appreciate the time and effort everyone has taken in posting on this thread.

Right now I don't think I have any questions to ask, so once again, I thank y'all.
No worries - you have done the right thing by reading everyone's opinions and thinking it through. Come back if you need more help
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