OK I did it NOW! 100% MS Security Essentials Test

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  1. Posts : 846
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #11

    So far so good 12/12/09


    IggyAZ said:
    After doing a lot of reading about MS Security Essentials I have made a decision to test my Win7 HD and have removed all Virus Software and installed MS Security Essentials. IE8 is showing Protected Mode is ON as well as Popup Blocker.
    Iggy
    Update Sat Dec 12, 2009
    I have now been running MSE for over a day with no issues or problems.
    Windows Firewall is blocking all incoming pinging from China and Korea. lol
    I have tested many all my ports, firwall etc and all are blocked.
    I have IE Prtected Mode ON and thats it.
    I have visited many sites and received email with attachments and MSE has done the job 100%

    Like other say common sense plays a big factor in not getting slammed.

    So for now I will continue and keep you posted on any hard that comes to my OS and HD. If you have any questions or suggestions please jump right in.
    Any bad sites you want me to test?
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  2. Posts : 846
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #12

    UPDATE Dec 17,2009


    Well today I decided to really put MSE to the test. I installed Limewire and tried to download the nastiest stuff I could find on the web. Microsoft Secuirty Essentials monitored every download and as soon as it found a virus or whatever within it stopped the download and told me what it was and what it planned to do with it. I continued with afew more downloads until it said that they have been quantineened but to tryly get rid of what I have I needed to reboot.
    I did a reboot and all went well and all was good again.

    I also ran Malwarebytes, Search & Destroy, Hitman Pro and a few others.
    After that I used Win7 Image recovery with my recovery disk and in less than 10 minutes I was back to a full clean refreshed HD.

    This test gave me a little more confidence in MSE. It works great and I do believ it runs smoother in less memory than all the rest.

    Anyone else have any okace you want me to test it at. Just PM me the location.

    Iggy
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  3. Posts : 257
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #13

    Iggy:
    Same setup as you, have been using MSE and only MSE since it's early release. Quite please will small foot print and low system resource consumption. UAC set to default (recommended) nothing else. But unfortunately I like one of the other posters here, haven't had a virus since Monkey B, back on a very early install of Win95. Just thought I'd let you know that you're not the only canary in the coal mine.
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  4. Posts : 8,608
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
       #14

    I have MSE running on my XP Home computer ...it's the only one I'll let the kids and my husband use

    I have no UAC on that computer, but I do have IE 8 and IE 7+8 Pro IE7Pro - The Ultimate Add-On for Internet Explorer

    As I've said many times before, I very pleased with this Antivirus app.
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  5. Posts : 846
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #15

    I have noticed that Microsoft has been updating MSE definitions multiple times a day.
    That's great and tell me they have a group that is trying to stay on top of things.

    Iggy
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  6. Posts : 2,685
    Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
       #16

    Using MSE, WIndows Firewall, and UAC at defaults for a PC dedicated to gaming. Everything is smooth.
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  7. Posts : 422
    windows 7 64 bit
       #17

    yes it is good that Microsoft is update multipule times a day about 3 times i have found.
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  8. Posts : 12,013
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
       #18

    I have been using MSE for a month or so, so far no problems.

    But--I don't think I have ever been updated twice in any 24 hour period. Nor have I ever gone more than about 40 hours without an update.

    Right now, my most recent update was about 34 hours ago.

    Why are some people updated several times per day and others not?

    My PC is running at least 12 hours per day. Some days it will update within minutes of my startup. Other days, such as today, it will not.

    What gives?
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  9. Posts : 846
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #19

    ignatzatsonic said:
    I have been using MSE for a month or so, so far no problems.

    But--I don't think I have ever been updated twice in any 24 hour period. Nor have I ever gone more than about 40 hours without an update.

    Right now, my most recent update was about 34 hours ago.

    Why are some people updated several times per day and others not?

    My PC is running at least 12 hours per day. Some days it will update within minutes of my startup. Other days, such as today, it will not.

    What gives?
    I sometime manually check for updates especially for virus definitions.
    Someone is always trying to beat any virus protection so the company that stays on top of things better protects the computers. This isn't bad but you may need to update manually and see what happens.
    12/17 had one update
    12/18 so far today had two updates to Version 1.71 .1038.0
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  10. Posts : 257
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #20

    ignatzatsonic said:
    I have been using MSE for a month or so, so far no problems.

    But--I don't think I have ever been updated twice in any 24 hour period. Nor have I ever gone more than about 40 hours without an update.

    Right now, my most recent update was about 34 hours ago.

    Why are some people updated several times per day and others not?

    My PC is running at least 12 hours per day. Some days it will update within minutes of my startup. Other days, such as today, it will not.

    What gives?
    Seeing the same thing here. The only time I've gotten more than one a day is today and that was only because I did a manual just now. Not sure what's going on with multiples
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