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Windows 7: MSE 2 Final Released!

23 Dec 2010   #111
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

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A "daily" full scan. Really???
lol....yup, starts at noon every day, and I just let it go on in the background while I continue to do whatever I was doing.

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A "daily" full scan. Really???
Umm.... No???

I think common sense dictates a daily full scan isn't needed
So maybe I'm being a little paranoid?
My family tech guru lives five hours away, so I guess maybe I am a little too careful. I've made it over a year now, with tons of online time without catching any viruses, but hey, if you guys think the default weekly scan is good enough, I'm willing to give it a shot. And I was never known for my common sense, either.


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23 Dec 2010   #112
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I might do a "full" scan about once a month, but my "quick" scans are scheduled weekly. That works for me.
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23 Dec 2010   #113
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

In over 15 years of personal computing, I have NEVER done scheduled scans.

The purpose of anti-virus and anti-malware applications is to prevent bad stuff from ever getting on your PC.

If the applications are doing the job, a scan should find nothing. In my case, that is exactly what has happened whenever I do a manual scan. Nothing found.

Nothing wrong with scheduled scans and to each his own, etcetera.

I do a manual once a month or so, out of obsessiveness as much as anything.
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23 Dec 2010   #114
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, cause you can never be too careful. I'm pretty careful of where I browse, what I open, or put on my machine.... yet my recent scan found Java issues.... so you never know

As you said, to each his own.
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23 Dec 2010   #115
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi All Ive had this version installed for 3 days now and for sure the system icon is not as animated as it used to be.(at least in my case)The system icon no longer displayes the arrow symbol when updating automatically unless its done manually with the interface open. Also the scan started pop up that used to appear has gone.I can only presume this is because of the extra information they have put on the update tab regarding update times. Has anyone else noticed this lack of animation from the system icon. Dan
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01 Jan 2011   #116
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

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So how's the network inspection tool? Can anyone show a screenshot of it? I won't be able to see it until later tonight when I go home and update.
There is not much to look at. It's a Sub-setting in Settings.

As far as I can tell it's either on or off.
A different opinion.
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  • Network Inspection System
    • Attackers are increasingly carrying out network-based attacks against exposed vulnerabilities before software vendors can develop and distribute security updates. Studies of vulnerabilities show that it can take a month or longer from the time of an initial attack report before a suitable security update is developed, tested, and released. This gap in protection leaves many computers vulnerable to attacks and exploitation for a substantial period of time. Network Inspection System works with real-time protection to better protect you against network-based attacks by greatly reducing the timespan between vulnerability disclosures and update deployment from weeks to a few hours.
An Ashraf Review at dotTech:
New v2 of Microsoft Security Essentials brings new features, makes improvements | Freeware Reviews | dotTech
Well, that's certainly interesting mate. It seems there are only a few added features to this release. But that's how I like my Security Software, simple.

I've backread a couple of pages and noticed some people had JAVA malware issues. I'm quite hesitant to update due to that. Are there any other opinions regarding that?

Also, once I update, I'll be doing some network testing to see how much the network inspection feature would affect speeds.

Happy New Year everyone!
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01 Jan 2011   #117
Cato

 

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Well, that's certainly interesting mate. It seems there are only a few added features to this release. But that's how I like my Security Software, simple.

I've backread a couple of pages and noticed some people had JAVA malware issues. I'm quite hesitant to update due to that. Are there any other opinions regarding that?

Also, once I update, I'll be doing some network testing to see how much the network inspection feature would affect speeds.

Happy New Year everyone![/QUOTE]

I was one of them that had the Java issues. I removed Java for a few days, then decided to re-install and do another full scan. This time there were no problems. So, could be those 10 files that originally showed up as infected, really were, or it was a false positive. I'm going to do more frequent full scans just to check. Not sure what to think for now.
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01 Jan 2011   #118
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I also pointed out the Java issues but since then have had no more reports. Could have been a false positive, could have been those files where problematic and an update fixed the issue.

Anyways since removing those files I've had no more notices from MSE and I'm still using java.
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03 Jan 2011   #119
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

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I was one of them that had the Java issues. I removed Java for a few days, then decided to re-install and do another full scan. This time there were no problems. So, could be those 10 files that originally showed up as infected, really were, or it was a false positive. I'm going to do more frequent full scans just to check. Not sure what to think for now.
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I also pointed out the Java issues but since then have had no more reports. Could have been a false positive, could have been those files where problematic and an update fixed the issue.

Anyways since removing those files I've had no more notices from MSE and I'm still using java.
Hi everyone,

Thanks for the input. I've jumped into the bandwagon and updated about 20 minutes ago.

I'll be trying to update JAVA but I believe I already have the latest version. I'll do a full scan afterward and see what happens. I'll let you guys know
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03 Jan 2011   #120
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

I just updated but have no system tray icon any more
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