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Windows 7: MSE beta survey #1

22 Jul 2009   #11
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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Another thing I noticed is the amount of updates, I get 1-3 updates a day, I don't know of any other virus software that keeps itself that up to date, well done Microsoft.
eset updates 3-4 times a day.


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22 Jul 2009   #12
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
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I noticed two problematic behaviors which hopefully will be eliminated in the final version. One is MSE would drive my CPU to 100% for a minute or two when I first booted and logged into the desktop. The other is MSE would go into a disabled state (orange alert icon) and cause the Action Center to throw up an alert saying MSE was turned OFF during signature updates. This was annoying enough that I went back to Avast. I don't know how common this behavior is though.
Wow ... you really found it THAT annoying?! Not having that issue here, BTW.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
I have had no problems and i checked box 7 (didn't want MS to get too cocky )
That's a really weird reason. The survey was about the SETUP/INSTALLATION experience, which was lightning fast and easy. I gave it full marks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
I gave it full mark's, quick and easy and well integrated, haven't had to touch it since install and you don't even notice it's there.

Another thing I noticed is the amount of updates, I get 1-3 updates a day, I don't know of any other virus software that keeps itself that up to date, well done Microsoft.

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Kaspersky updates more than that I think, but yeah the constant definitions are great!
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22 Jul 2009   #13
Azural

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

I think it may base updates around your internet usage. I've seen the updates listed when checking Windows Update a few times, but typically it runs itself. Perhaps if you're using a certain amount of bandwidth it will hold off on updating until your usage goes down.

I haven't actually tested this, though. But it's the only reason I can think of for the updates to even show up on Windows Update (without searching for updates) if you have it set to automatically update itself.
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22 Jul 2009   #14
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I gave it a 10. No problem with setup at all.
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22 Jul 2009   #15
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
Hi guys,
As the title says.
I got an email today asking to fill out a quick survey for Microsoft Security Essentials.
It was very quick and basic (2 questions, lol)

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What do you guys think MS could do to improve their product at this point in beta testing?
As mentioned by more than a few people, this is about the setup of the program, not of the operation of the program. I had 0 issues installing this program, so I would give it full marks just as Grim did.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
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I noticed two problematic behaviors which hopefully will be eliminated in the final version. One is MSE would drive my CPU to 100% for a minute or two when I first booted and logged into the desktop. The other is MSE would go into a disabled state (orange alert icon) and cause the Action Center to throw up an alert saying MSE was turned OFF during signature updates. This was annoying enough that I went back to Avast. I don't know how common this behavior is though.
Never had either of those problems, but with Avast! Free I could never get the system to let go of UFDs that were inserted, no matter how long I waited. As soon as I got rid of Avast! (which was my AV of choice since I started testing Windows 7 as SEP was not compatible) my issue went away - I click remove device and it removes the device, no questions asked, notifying me with the standard "It is now safe to remove ...."

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Azural View Post
I haven't had either of those issues. My startup is just as fast as it was while I was running Avast instead of MSE. The only thing I've seen during MSE updates is the Windows Update icon for a few seconds. MSE's icon hasn't changed at all.
Agreed.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zrtom View Post
I've had no problems at all and consequently checked box 9 of my survey. My only comments were that for a beta product, it performed quite well.
I fail to see how no problems at all equates to a 9 - not trying to be a jerk, but what does it take to be a 10, when the survey is about the installation?
(redacted by me - obviously the first thing it takes is for there to be a rating of 10 to assign!)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
I have had no problems and i checked box 7 (didn't want MS to get too cocky )
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zrtom View Post
I had that same thought exactly. I guess I was in a generous mood or something.
That makes no sense. Deliberately skewing the results when you admit no issues seems a bit ... vindictive.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
I gave it full mark's, quick and easy and well integrated, haven't had to touch it since install and you don't even notice it's there.

Another thing I noticed is the amount of updates, I get 1-3 updates a day, I don't know of any other virus software that keeps itself that up to date, well done Microsoft.

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Agreed with the full marks, but disagree with the 1-3 updates - Avast! updated more than twice a day (annoyed me enough to turn off the stupid "Virus Database has been updated" audio notification as it was loud, SEP was continuous updating (in reality sometimes as often as 8 times a day, but mostly 1-2 times a day) and as Dinesh states below, ESET is 3-4 / day. MBAM is another that you have to really watch - they are updating constantly....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
eset updates 3-4 times a day.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Azural View Post
I think it may base updates around your internet usage. I've seen the updates listed when checking Windows Update a few times, but typically it runs itself. Perhaps if you're using a certain amount of bandwidth it will hold off on updating until your usage goes down.

I haven't actually tested this, though. But it's the only reason I can think of for the updates to even show up on Windows Update (without searching for updates) if you have it set to automatically update itself.
The only issue I have run into is that I was just about to restart, and I saw updates are waiting - so I went to WU and did a check - 2 updates were found, one for M$SE - well, as I tried to run WU it failed b/c "One of the updates is already being installed" - yup, you guessed it, M$SE was already updating itself. I cannot put the blame squarely on M$SEs shoulders, though, as it was WU that told me the updated needed to be applied, without verifying that the updated was in fact already being applied, until *after* it had downloaded it.
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22 Jul 2009   #16
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post

I fail to see how no problems at all equates to a 9 - not trying to be a jerk, but what does it take to be a 10, when the survey is about the installation?
John,
I gave it a 9 because that's as high as the rating sheet goes. There is no 10.
Tom
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22 Jul 2009   #17
johngalt

 

My bad lol - I forgot it was only 9.
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22 Jul 2009   #18
Azural

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I gave it a 10. No problem with setup at all.
It only allowed up to a 9.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
The only issue I have run into is that I was just about to restart, and I saw updates are waiting - so I went to WU and did a check - 2 updates were found, one for M$SE - well, as I tried to run WU it failed b/c "One of the updates is already being installed" - yup, you guessed it, M$SE was already updating itself. I cannot put the blame squarely on M$SEs shoulders, though, as it was WU that told me the updated needed to be applied, without verifying that the updated was in fact already being applied, until *after* it had downloaded it.
I forgot about that, I've had that happen a few times. It doesn't bother me much, though, since it doesn't happen often and I know what it is.
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22 Jul 2009   #19
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I gave this a 9. Very easy installation and on a side note, it's very easy to use and has caught everything I've thrown at it.
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