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Windows 7: MSE 2 Final Released!

17 Dec 2010   #41

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
Installing MSE 2

I have just downloaded MSE 2 and one of these days will get up the courage to install it. Should I install it over my existing MSE or uninstall MSE and make a complete new installation of MSE 2?

Thank you.

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17 Dec 2010   #42

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Been lookin at this for a while and never bothered to get it. might just give it a go now! Heard few good reports about it!

Do any of yous use this along with any other spyware or malware programs? any suggestions?

Im using Eset Smart Security at the mo and have no problems with it!
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17 Dec 2010   #43

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS

Option #2 is always nice.
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17 Dec 2010   #44

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit


I just installed it over the top of my existing install and had no problems.

Graemzy: I am using it with a realtime (licensed) version of Malware Bytes without any conflict, but I can't say whether MSE would not conflict with other realtime programs.
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17 Dec 2010   #45

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27 View Post
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.
  • 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
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17 Dec 2010   #46


I installed it over my existing MSE on this win7 x64 machine as well as an XP x32, then rebooted and updated both. The only difference I noticed is that the win7 x64 pc has a small added delay between login and availability of the desktop - around 10 sec (it's noticeable since previously the moment I logged in it only took 2-3 seconds before I could click the Start button and immediately get the menu). Not a big deal, but still a slight annoyance. The XP machine logs in slow anyway so I didn't notice if it also got slightly delayed.

MSE itself works fine, same as always. Updated and scanned no problems.

Well whaddya know, after another - later - reboot, the delay's not there anymore. Huh.
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18 Dec 2010   #47

Windows 7 Professional SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
Even on a netbook with 1GB of RAM, this wouldn't be an issue, would it? I can't think of anything lighter-weight to run than
Well - my full blown ESET AV - which is about a hundred times more full featured than MSE will ever be is only using 31MB as I yes - there are a number of much "lighter" alternatives out there....

Regardless of RAM installed - 60-70MB of RAM in use for a background process like this - in an app that provides a LOT less functionality is disappointing. If it offered the same feature set - I wouldn't comment...the price is right tho :)

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18 Dec 2010   #48

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

There are plenty of alternatives to MSE which are actually lighter (RAM-friendly), fully-featured and more effective.

Lightest Antivirus Test

Performance Test Anti-Virus
Whole Product Dynamic Test

Also, there were people who sent feedback on MSE's MS Connect beta page regarding the product's functionality, interface, etc. They shared ideas in order to make MSE 2 a better product but it seems that MS didn't listen.
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19 Dec 2010   #49

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

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19 Dec 2010   #50

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DBone View Post
Languy99 says it all in that vid.
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