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Windows 7: MSE needs some work

29 Mar 2012   #1
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
MSE needs some work

This morning, as I was drinking my coffee and browsing some news sites, I was hit hard by HDD Repair rogue. I managed to get rid of it, and my system is almost back to normal.

The problem is, my fully up-to-date MSE never noticed a thing. It slept the blissful sleep of the angels through the whole escapade. This is not good.

MS need to really work on MSE's scareware detection capabilities. They seem to slide right by it.


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29 Mar 2012   #2
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional
 
 

How you got infected?
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29 Mar 2012   #3
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OldMX View Post
How you got infected?
I wish I knew. The only websites I had open this morning were reputable news sites. Perhaps the infection occurred last night, and it only pounced this a.m...

I tell ya... I just about pooped my SpongeBob PJs when all those alert boxes popped up! Heh.
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29 Mar 2012   #4
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Those darn rotating ads on reputable sites...
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29 Mar 2012   #5
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

dude switch to avast
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29 Mar 2012   #6
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, although some AV's are better than others, none are 100%.
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30 Mar 2012   #7
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
Well, although some AV's are better than others, none are 100%.
That is true. But I know of at least two other people who got slammed by scareware in the past month, even though they were using MSE. I know this because I helped them clean up the mess.

Both of them said MSE gave them no warning; I wasn't sure if they were telling me the whole truth. Now I know they were.
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30 Mar 2012   #8
enjoylife1788

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would advise using some anti malware along with AV. U can find any good one. I use a combination of MSE + malware bytes anti malware + comodo firewall. Though u don't need dedicated firewall for normal usage. Windows Firewall is enough..
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30 Mar 2012   #9
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I suspect that MSE won't be around in its present form much longer -- while it's mainly fine for W7 it's been "deprecated" in W8 -- incorporated into Windows Defender which runs seamlessly in the background --not to be compared with the version of Windows defender in running W7.

I don't suppose given this that Ms will spend a lot of resources on developing MSE as a mainstream product.

I could see however Windows defender (W8 version) being backported into W7.

Cheers
jimbo
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30 Mar 2012   #10
enjoylife1788

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
I suspect that MSE won't be around in its present form much longer -- while it's mainly fine for W7 it's been "deprecated" in W8 -- incorporated into Windows Defender which runs seamlessly in the background --not to be compared with the version of Windows defender in running W7.

I don't suppose given this that Ms will spend a lot of resources on developing MSE as a mainstream product.

I could see however Windows defender (W8 version) being backported into W7.

Cheers
jimbo
There is already a second version of MSE with better security and features in beta testing.
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