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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials Final Available!

29 Sep 2009   #31
Criminal Fetus

Windows 7 7600RTM X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I've decided to give it a trial

I have no problems with avast but never like to rely on any one piece of software.

Also of course as it is from Microsoft and is free it will, I believe become very popular. I need to be able to comment on this if a client asks so will run it for a week or two and see what happens

First impressions are Good

Install very smooth

Native 64 bit code installed (no *32 in Task manager anyway)

Low memory overhead - highest I've seen is 6100K active and now sat at 640K

CPU overhead is almost non existent in normal use
Very nice. Avast has always a few things simultaneous. All together 23k in normal usage. it was a native x64 install but has one thing in 32 bit mode.


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29 Sep 2009   #32
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have my Avast on my Win 7 install. I installed the final MSE on my Vista dual boot install, and am running a full scan ATM. I'm letting it scan my Vista drive and my Win 7 drive from Vista.

The new Avast 5, when it becomes finalized pretty soon, is supposed to play nice with MSE installed side by side, which is pretty much un heard of. Having two major Av installed at once. But I like that they are even going that route, will be interesting to test it out.

Although the current Avast 5 beta2 is already supposedly able to play nice with it, I'm going to wait till they finalize it to test it out.
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29 Sep 2009   #33
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I've decided to give it a trial

I have no problems with avast but never like to rely on any one piece of software.

Also of course as it is from Microsoft and is free it will, I believe become very popular. I need to be able to comment on this if a client asks so will run it for a week or two and see what happens

First impressions are Good

Install very smooth

Native 64 bit code installed (no *32 in Task manager anyway)

Low memory overhead - highest I've seen is 6100K active and now sat at 640K

CPU overhead is almost non existent in normal use
Thanks for the info.

I am interested in what the experts here will have to say about this AV software.
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29 Sep 2009   #34
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Talking about the experts opinions Paul Thurrott has written an in depth review based on his experiences with MSE on the 28th ....

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/mse.asp

He seems quite impressed
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29 Sep 2009   #35
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Talking about the experts opinions Paul Thurrott has written an in depth review based on his experiences with MSE on the 28th ....

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/mse.asp

He seems quite impressed
Nice link.

Got the impression he likes it

D/L'ed it already, just loaded Win7 x64 (TechNet) yesterday and will give it a few days before activating, then will install.

Thanks
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30 Sep 2009   #36
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Just downloading now, cant wait :P
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30 Sep 2009   #37
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Well at the moment I'm using NOD32 on my Vista machine and that has until next June before it needs renewing but I think I will definitely put it on my other partition when I install Windows 7 and if it works out OK I wont have to bother renewing NOD32 next year.
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30 Sep 2009   #38
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I just updated my MSE to the latest version and it already found some new viruses without even running a scan. Awesome!
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30 Sep 2009   #39
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 



Is this lightweight?

(Not updating or scanning)
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30 Sep 2009   #40
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You must be doing something. I'm only at 4k.
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