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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials is a great program!

20 Dec 2009   #1
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 
Microsoft Security Essentials is a great program!

I have been using Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows 7 Ultimate and it have proven to me over many tests that it can hold its own against all the rest. I'm not saying it is better or worse but I have felt more confident each day I use it.

Trust me when I say I have tested it to the maximum in trying to comprimise my HD by downloading the really bad stuff. Each time it has stopped whatever came from outside dead in its tracks. Told me in easy to understand terms what MSE was doing and what I had to do to help. Many times I had to reboot because the virus was in memory and or hiding on my HD and couldn't be deleted while Win7 was running.

I'm sure many of you will burn me at the stake for saying that I like MSE. Let it go. I'm not telling you to change. I'm just making a statement that I believe is true.

I'd like to hear from folks that have more knowledge than I about how MSE works differently and uses less overhead to do it.


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21 Dec 2009   #2
AussieGuy92

 
 

MSE is a great program and has passed all my tests i have done on it i feel safe when i download content from the web.
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21 Dec 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I have only heard great things about MSE, except that they are not the most current with virus updates.
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21 Dec 2009   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Nice report, I feel vindicated in using it.
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21 Dec 2009   #5
error

win7 Pro
 
 

Glad I'm not the only one using it
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21 Dec 2009   #6
Ch@n

 

I have removed all my AV and installed this MSSE. One great AV from MS. I think, MS has rejuvenated drastically. Some wonderful software are on their shelves now. On the downside, MSSE has false positives and also lacks auto update for definitions. Is this true? or am I the only one missing the feature?
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21 Dec 2009   #7
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Ahh, MSE, used to be an AVG fanatic, then went to Avira, and now stopped at MSE, does the job, and won't bother me unless it needs user input, one of the better AV's ive used. Fantastic piece of software, and runs on little crumbs of RAM.
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21 Dec 2009   #8
njnitehawk

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
mse

on virus updates i have updated my definitions manually every day(see attached)

but my auto scan does not scan everyday


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21 Dec 2009   #9
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dreamsinside View Post
I have removed all my AV and installed this MSSE. One great AV from MS. I think, MS has rejuvenated drastically. Some wonderful software are on their shelves now. On the downside, MSSE has false positives and also lacks auto update for definitions. Is this true? or am I the only one missing the feature?
So far I have not had any false positives while using MSE.
The updates are coming quickly sometimes multiple times during the day but I have to manually update. It says it gets updates automatically but I haven't seen it. I wish it would update like Win7 does.

Anyway great job everyone on adding your thoughts about MSE.
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21 Dec 2009   #10
neoasr

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit OEM 6.1 Build7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dreamsinside View Post
I have removed all my AV and installed this MSSE. One great AV from MS. I think, MS has rejuvenated drastically. Some wonderful software are on their shelves now. On the downside, MSSE has false positives and also lacks auto update for definitions. Is this true? or am I the only one missing the feature?
So far I have not had any false positives while using MSE.
The updates are coming quickly sometimes multiple times during the day but I have to manually update. It says it gets updates automatically but I haven't seen it. I wish it would update like Win7 does.

Anyway great job everyone on adding your thoughts about MSE.

just use these setting for auto updates.. c the pic. its showing red because its in snoozed stage[realtime off]


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