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

18 Jan 2010   #71
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jtrag View Post
Here's a good review by PC Magazine. It seems that MSE isn't as good as some of you may think.

Here's the link:

Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 - Full Review - Reviews by PC Magazine
I don't know where he came up with 170mb either, because mine is 13.9mb, nothing is 100% but if you use good common sense, uac at default, and for my money (free) MSE for me.

Smitty


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18 Jan 2010   #72
pillainp

Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
This is a review that another guy did and thought it was interesting enought with details that most don't have time to check.

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....MSE uses about 13 MB running in the background...

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Here's MSE in the background, using just about 5 MB of RAM. This is about the lightest I've seen any AV run, including Avast.


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18 Jan 2010   #73
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pillainp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
This is a review that another guy did and thought it was interesting enought with details that most don't have time to check.

START OF ORIGINAL MESSAGE

....MSE uses about 13 MB running in the background...

END OF MESSAGE

Informative
Here's MSE in the background, using just about 5 MB of RAM. This is about the lightest I've seen any AV run, including Avast.
Actually, Avast is lighter. You need to show processes from ALL users in order to see all processes as well.
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18 Jan 2010   #74
pillainp

Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

My mistake....

But what I am getting at is that it is so light I can barely even tell it's running, even when I do a targeted scan.

It's pretty good package for a first effort.
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18 Jan 2010   #75
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pillainp View Post
It's pretty good package for a first effort.
Agreed.

Between Avast, Avira and MSE, there are some excellent options out there that are completely free. Just depends on wants and needs I guess, as well as preference. If I wasn't using Avast 5 (which I like very much), I would most likely choose MSE as a free option.
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18 Jan 2010   #76
pillainp

Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Haven't tried Avast 5 yet. 4.8 was and is really good. Its what I install on any new setup (for everyone except me)....

I think I will stay with MSE for the foreseeable future though.
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19 Jan 2010   #77
jtrag

Windows Server 2010 Ultimate Workstation RC1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noob View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jtrag View Post
Here's a good review by PC Magazine. It seems that MSE isn't as good as some of you may think.

Here's the link:

Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 - Full Review - Reviews by PC Magazine
That review dates back to September, and there are constant security definition updates coming from MS. So I am not ready to doubt MSE quite yet.
I hadn't realized that it was from back in September. I apologize. I'm sure they have made some major improvements to MSE since then. I might just install MSE on one of my computers and see what I think. It sounds like a pretty good suite from what everyone here is saying.
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24 Jan 2010   #78
Droid

Windows 7 Ulimate Edition 32 Bit
 
 
MSE & ThreatFire on Win7 x64?

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I'm running ThreatFire and MSE, with UAC disabled. I run Malwarebytes weekly, and Adblock Plus and NoScript on Firefox, and this thing is pretty darned secure*knock wood*.

Anyone else running MSE with ThreatFire on Win7 x64? I love ThreatFire and usually run it with Comodo Internet Security. But Comodo is a little too informative and naggy for a novice PC user and I need a simpler setup for my wife's PC.

It currently has MSE and UAC set to default (Win7 x64). I am thinking about adding ThreatFire as well. I need a good, hassle free, secure combo for her machine that asks little to nothing from the user and can manage itself.
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24 Jan 2010   #79
manchot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
PCmag review of Avast! 5.0

this thread really got me wanting to try out MSE or at least see what it is all about.

Interesting review of Avast! 5.0 came out a few days ago. From the results I'm going stick with Avast! 5.0, UAE default and Windows 7 Firewall with Sphinx Windows 7 Firewall Control over switching to MSE for now.

But I'll definitely be keeping my eye on MSE and even more promising Panda Cloud Antivirus.

avast! Free Antivirus 5.0 - Full Review - Reviews by PC Magazine


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25 Jan 2010   #80
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

manchot, where is that chart from that you have included? It's not in the review link you provided. Just curious because it rates PC Tools Internet Security quite high and it has me interested. Thanks.
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