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Windows 7: Microsoft Essentials vs. Norton's 2010

View Poll Results: Microsoft or Norton 2010
Microsoft Essentials 45 72.58%
Norton 2010 17 27.42%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

28 Apr 2010   #21
kurahk7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
After my initial exitement about MSE, it has cooled off after I caught 1 trojan and 2 Browser highjacker. That has never happened to me in years of Norton usage. I am therefore switching all my systems back to Norton. And in the professional AV tests, MSE does not do that well either. From the latest AV report:

Wow, Kaspersky doesn't look that hot in there, I remembered how it used to top the charts...


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28 Apr 2010   #22
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Can I say phttt! to that report? It certainly can't be un-biased None of the surveys regarding Anti-virus programs are.

We all find our 'own' special niche with what works for us.
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28 Apr 2010   #23
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I did not vote in the poll; I use neither Norton nor MSE. If those were my only options, I would choose MSE. I concur with Jimbo's statement:
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If we come out of the lab and into the REAL world there is really NO NEED for ANYBODY as a HOME user to ever pay for security packages again.
In general, I don't care for security suites. As a rule, suites do some things very well and are weak in some areas. I prefer to pick stand alone programs that are good at what they do.
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28 Apr 2010   #24
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

eset <3
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28 Apr 2010   #25
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Can I say phttt! to that report? It certainly can't be un-biased None of the surveys regarding Anti-virus programs are.

We all find our 'own' special niche with what works for us.
I have to disagree. That report was not a survey but a lab test using 1,224,732 samples of current malware so how can the facts be biased. Yes I have seen magazine reports where they test with 10 samples and then rated them by the GUI appearance and other useless things. None of the products caught 100% so somethings will get through. Some catch more then others and you make your choices with this type of information and if you don't like the #1 product maybe #3 is more to your liking and will do a good job for you.

Jim
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28 Apr 2010   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Can I say phttt! to that report? It certainly can't be un-biased None of the surveys regarding Anti-virus programs are.

We all find our 'own' special niche with what works for us.
Jacee, I thought you would know better. But even if the report is biased, my own experience (trojan, Browser Highjacker) tells me that MSE is not all that swift.
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28 Apr 2010   #27
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I've just seen far too many infected computers with both of these products ... oh, and (also) Norton/Symantec!
That means very little without knowing certain factors. A person I encountered that cleans other's computers claimed that they rarely see an infected machine running Norton and sees more of all the other popular vendors.
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28 Apr 2010   #28
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I can't debate which Av is best with either of you whs, malexous... it all boils down to the user and how they use their computer.
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28 Apr 2010   #29
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
it all boils down to the user and how they use their computer.
Which is one of those factors.
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29 Apr 2010   #30
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Can I say phttt! to that report? It certainly can't be un-biased None of the surveys regarding Anti-virus programs are.

We all find our 'own' special niche with what works for us.
I have to agree on this one !!

- Captain
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