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Windows 7: OK I did it NOW! 100% MS Security Essentials Test

14 Jan 2010   #51
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

hmm i have always hated Norton, i think the whole mainstream and so much oem sales got to their heads and now they have internal viruses and little worms inside of their brains.

sorry but which "apps" are you referring to? people that use 2 or 3 different anti-virus/malware/spyware crap? i have always just used the one as well, was avast (still is on my other 2 systems) but now my main system is just using MSE like you, but no UAC (i hate UAC ever since vista)

it would be good if they could integrate a security add on into other browsers like they have in IE-8 so us opera/fiery fox uses can benefit from the extra security.


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14 Jan 2010   #52
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bloke View Post
hmm i have always hated Norton, i think the whole mainstream and so much oem sales got to their heads and now they have internal viruses and little worms inside of their brains.

sorry but which "apps" are you referring to? people that use 2 or 3 different anti-virus/malware/spyware crap? i have always just used the one as well, was avast (still is on my other 2 systems) but now my main system is just using MSE like you, but no UAC (i hate UAC ever since vista)

it would be good if they could integrate a security add on into other browsers like they have in IE-8 so us opera/fiery fox uses can benefit from the extra security.
Yes, MSE is much better for my gaming PC's health. As for apps, I mean security apps. You do not need 3 or 4. Pointless. Just 1. UAC is very necessary, otherwise your system is as secure as XP - with UAC you are prompted for system wide actions, so you run as a standard user rather than as an admin and malware will have a field day on an admin account. You also don't need browser extensions.
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14 Jan 2010   #53
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bloke View Post
hmm i have always hated Norton, i think the whole mainstream and so much oem sales got to their heads and now they have internal viruses and little worms inside of their brains.

sorry but which "apps" are you referring to? people that use 2 or 3 different anti-virus/malware/spyware crap? i have always just used the one as well, was avast (still is on my other 2 systems) but now my main system is just using MSE like you, but no UAC (i hate UAC ever since vista)

it would be good if they could integrate a security add on into other browsers like they have in IE-8 so us opera/fiery fox uses can benefit from the extra security.
Yes, MSE is much better for my gaming PC's health. As for apps, I mean security apps. You do not need 3 or 4. Pointless. Just 1. UAC is very necessary, otherwise your system is as secure as XP - with UAC you are prompted for system wide actions, so you run as a standard user rather than as an admin and malware will have a field day on an admin account. You also don't need browser extensions.
browser extensions are more than just security fixes...I have extensions that make my browsing easier such as omnibar for firefox so I have one complete bar that does everything...I just type and go
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14 Jan 2010   #54
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
By far, the best security system out there is common sense. You know, I have only gotten viruses a few times, namely when I was downloading music illegally and downloading keygens for software. I was in shady sites both times. Since those days, I have never even downloaded a virus.

Jonathan, you disappoint me. When you go on shady sites and download stuff, why not use a sandbox and run the downloaded stuff first thru an upstream malware checker. Here is a whole selection. Once it's ok, you can still put it on your real system.
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14 Jan 2010   #55
bloke

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
By far, the best security system out there is common sense. You know, I have only gotten viruses a few times, namely when I was downloading music illegally and downloading keygens for software. I was in shady sites both times. Since those days, I have never even downloaded a virus.

Jonathan, you disappoint me. When you go on shady sites and download stuff, why not use a sandbox and run the downloaded stuff first thru an upstream malware checker. Here is a whole selection. Once it's ok, you can still put it on your real system.
i wouldn't put sand in my computer though...
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14 Jan 2010   #56
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bloke View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
By far, the best security system out there is common sense. You know, I have only gotten viruses a few times, namely when I was downloading music illegally and downloading keygens for software. I was in shady sites both times. Since those days, I have never even downloaded a virus.

Jonathan, you disappoint me. When you go on shady sites and download stuff, why not use a sandbox and run the downloaded stuff first thru an upstream malware checker. Here is a whole selection. Once it's ok, you can still put it on your real system.
i wouldn't put sand in my computer though...
I hope that was a joke
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14 Jan 2010   #57
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sand cleanses.
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14 Jan 2010   #58
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Sand cleanses.
maybe the better term is...errodes
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15 Jan 2010   #59
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

I'm so glad everyone is talking and trying MS Security Essentials. All I can say is it works and it will take time for others to trust it. I 'm trying to trust it 100% but at 7mm has mentioned earlier that the user has to watch out where they go. If you go and download copyrighted materials from seedy sites you deserve what you get and don't blame any AV for not working. None of them are 100% fool proof. Those idiots out there are always trying to compensate any antivirus software just to prove they can do it and try to bring down Microsoft.

I still manually scan with Malewarebytes and was using Search and Destroy but I noticed I had some sort of program it was running in the background when I booted and I didn't want that so I deleted it.

Have a great day and weekend all.
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15 Jan 2010   #60
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Since i've been using MSE (the new beta program) 100% and i stay away from those seedy sites, i never know it's there except when a new update comes in from MS. The last update put me at version 1901 and i think the public version was 1611.

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