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

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  1. Posts : 846
    Windows 10 Pro
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    OK I did it NOW! 100% MS Security Essentials Test


    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.
    MS Win7 Firewall is up and I have UAC set to the default level.
    Defender is gone, MSE shuts that down during install.

    So far I have found that I have reduced memory usage about 30 Meg.
    My Re-bootup time has dreceased from 63 sec to 54 seconds.

    Does anyone else have your system setup this way?
    Have I missed anything else?

    Will keep you posted on how ell thing perform.

    Iggy
    Last edited by IggyAZ; 17 Dec 2009 at 18:43.
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  2. Posts : 13,360
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #2

    I turned UAC off, and I am running MSE as my only AV.
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  3. Posts : 759
    W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
       #3

    hi !

    IggyAZ: "Does anyone else have your system setup this way?
    Have I missed anything else?"

    yes, to read all the other ALREADY existing threads on the same subject...
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  4. Posts : 846
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Jonathan_King said:
    I turned UAC off, and I am running MSE as my only AV.
    If you turn UAC totally OFF doesn't that also shut off IE8 Protected Mode?
    Which I think is good to have ON.

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  5. Posts : 846
    Windows 10 Pro
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       #5

    hackerman1 said:
    hi !

    IggyAZ: "Does anyone else have your system setup this way?
    Have I missed anything else?"

    yes, to read all the other ALREADY existing threads on the same subject...
    I have read all the other msg but it seems that many still are running other software.
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  6. Posts : 12,013
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
       #6

    Yeah, Iggy, I haven't seen many people other than Jonathan say they are using NOTHING other than MSE.

    Glad to have a canary willing to go into the coal mine.

    I am still using Spybot and Spyware Blaster in addition to MSE and would like to get rid of them.
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  7. Posts : 13,360
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #7

    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.
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  8. JMH
    Posts : 7,952
    Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
       #8

    Jonathan_King said:
    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.
    Loads of common sense plus control of the hand that clicks the links, when the mind is otherwise tempted.
    [Never had a virus or malware here ever.]
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  9. Posts : 846
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    ignatzatsonic said:
    Yeah, Iggy, I haven't seen many people other than Jonathan say they are using NOTHING other than MSE.

    Glad to have a canary willing to go into the coal mine.

    I am still using Spybot and Spyware Blaster in addition to MSE and would like to get rid of them.
    The common sense statement is true. Becoming a canary in the mine is really funny. I know things will go well but just in case I have a full image backup ready to install.
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  10. Posts : 225
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
       #10

    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.
    MS Win7 Firewall is up and I have UAC set to the default level.
    Defender is gone, MSE shuts that down during install.

    So far I have found that I have reduced memory usage about 30 Meg.
    My Re-bootup time has dreceased from 63 sec to 54 seconds.

    Does anyone else have your system setup this way?
    Have I missed anything else?

    Will keep you posted on how ell thing perform.

    Iggy
    Someone is rather happy today.

    But, I already have AVG 9.0 in my computer, and it does it's job, so I don't I'll remove it anytime soon.
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