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Windows 7: My Experience after 1 Year of using MS Security Essentials

24 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 Version 6.1 Build 7601
My Experience after 1 Year of using MS Security Essentials

Well, after cca. one year MSE found no virus at all.
I was using kaspersky before, more then 5 yrs. but it takes so many resources and slows down my comp so I've changed it for MSE which is pretty lightweight.

True, I'm not waching porn on the net nor I download pirate stuff and I'm pretty cerful while browsing, using "No-script" thing in firefox and that may be why MSE didn't show it's alerts so far.
Also I'm pretty sure I don't have any kind of worm on my comp and that's most important heh.

what is your experience with MSE?
did MSE alert you about threat's so far? and how many times?

in this opportunity I'm going to ask:
Where can we check on how offten Microsoft releases AV signatures?
for example on you may see everyday's new signatures and new discovered worms

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24 Feb 2012   #2
Borg 386

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

MSE has always worked good for me, the college runs McFubar and MSE regularly detected things that wound up on my FD the other AV let through.

MSE releases new definitions 2 or 3 times a day. Just hit the "update" button a couple times a day & you'll be up to date. Should you forget to update for a bit, the icon will turn orange to alert you you should update.
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24 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

I haven't had a single issue with it, but like you, I am careful about what I browse for and all that good stuff.I've been using it since it was released pretty much.

Common sense is the best companion to an AV, no matter which one it is.
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24 Feb 2012   #4

Win 7 64 home premiun

Ive had 2 pieces of malware turn it off before. Im not sure its ready for prime time without something like Sandboxie to help protect it.
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24 Feb 2012   #5


I specifically used it to test a hard drive which I knew was carrying multiple infected files, and it found none of them.

NOD32, on the other hand, found and eliminated all the infections, and it was over a dozen.

You can pick up a drive-by virus on any website where malicious code's been injected, it's not simply porn or warez sites where you get infections.
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24 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

I've had only one infection with it, after over two years of no problems. Unfortunately it was a bad one, which caused me to end up reinstalling Windows. Since then I've purchased the paid for version of MBAM and run it along side MSE. It's a real good setup.
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24 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 Version 6.1 Build 7601

Thank you for all your replys,
I like MSE only cos it's lightweight so my processor and fans are always pretty quiet.(I like that verry much)

if any serious problems arrive I boot into Kaspersky rescue USB, scan whole HD and that's it

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24 Feb 2012   #8

7 pro

I have had a few false positives with MSE, but nothing else. Other than that, though, it was a horribly misbehaving application. It would scan at odd times, when it wasn't scheduled, and while the machine was not idle. I turned off idle scanning and scheduled scanning, and it still would run full scans at random times. Eventually it got to the point where it pretty much constantly was scanning 24/7, whether the machine was idle or not. Even when I disabled the service, it would still somehow kick on and scan. All the hard drive racket was pissing me off since I live in a small place and the machine is pretty much right next to my bed. I finally had to uninstall it just to get some peace and quiet.
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25 Feb 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, 64 Bit Build 7600

I've been using MSE for a month now, and I have zero problems with it. A great antivirus.
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