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acav wrote:

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Well, they like it.  

I wonder what anti-malware Microsoft Corporation itself uses in Redmond.



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badgolferman wrote:
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Microsoft personnel have been said to recommend MBAM.

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Paul Thurrott writes on 19/10/2009 at:
http://community.winsupersite.com/blogs/paul/archive/2009/10/19/microsoft-security-essentials-update.aspx

"Microsoft previously reported that its new Security Essentials
anti-malware solution (see my review) had garnered 1.5 million downloads
in its first week of availability. Well, the numbers keep going up:
After two weeks, the download total stood at 2.6 million. Also, the
company tells me that Microsoft Security Essentials has achieved ICSA
Labs Anti-Virus Certification on Vista Ultimate 32-bit and Vista
Ultimate 64-bit in the Desktop/Server AV Detection & Cleaning Testing
criteria. This certification builds on its October certification from
West Coast Labs."

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I'll take credit for about a dozen of those downloads. But I shouldn't have
gotten so carried away. I've already uninstalled it on most of the machines
I put it on.
MsMpEng.exe eating up all the resources. Tolerable on a quad core machine
with a fast processor and plenty of memory.

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Oh.. I've gotta save this for my quotes. Tolerable on a quad.. I love it.
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Lil' Abner wrote:
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I join in your assessment.

Bogs everything down...besides, with AVG..MBAM...ThreatFire and more,
this is overkill..

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Shame it does not work for the two of you.

IMO it is better than all of the above as it uses far less system
resources. Avast and MBAM are still both on my system but real-time
protection has been disabled for the two of them and my PC has never
been better.
Not sure why you think it would be "overkill".

I have installed it on several systems with different hardware
configurations now (over 30 PCs in 5 different locations) and all work
flawlessly.
These PCs were all built and the OS installed by myself so I know there
is no other software installed that could cause issues with MSE.
Looking at various newsgroups where there have been issues reported with
MsMpEng.exe, the cause has always been found to be some other process
causing the issue.

This will become the standard anti-malware software before too long.
The only thing that will cause its uptake to be slowed down is the
bundling of inferior products on new PCs. Something done by system
manufacturers to increase profits.

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What process(es)? Every machine I've put it on I've made sure all
instances of any other antivirus or antispyware applications have been
uninstalled. I too have been to a lot of the forums and read a lot of the
discussions. I would really like to see it work. If they get it fixed or
at least make it more clear how to avoid the "bogging down" effect, I
will be happy to start installing it again.

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I wouldn't listen to him, I beleive he is the same person who attacked
my computer skills credibility when I complained about the same issue
with MSSE a little while back. I said it was ok on my multi-core PC
but on my single core PC it was killing performance and was viciously
attacked for it.

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What? Please provide evidence of this vicious attack.

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On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 19:39:37 +0000, Paul Jones

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Do you like to change names?
Are you Antonio López de Santa Anna?

If yes, you were the one who was rude and obnoxious.

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On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 19:43:44 +0000, Paul Jones

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Ah yes, it was most definitely you. Do you work for Microsoft?

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On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 19:39:37 +0000, Paul Jones


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OK, maybe it wasn't you but someone did when I brought up the exact
same complaints.

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I expect many people will wait to see if it lasts longer than MSAV.

Regards, Dave Hodgins

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*hahahaha*....


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| I expect many people will wait to see if it lasts longer than MSAV.

| Regards, Dave Hodgins

MSAV -- OEM of CPAV bought by Norton.

Passing fad for Win3.1x at best.

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By then we had MWAV to protect us. :o)

...can't have those nasty viruses messing with Leisure Suit Larry.



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On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 06:24:27 -0400, "David W. Hodgins"

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Time will tell but take up so far tells a different story.
Luckily for the other anti-malware developers MS are not going to bundle
it with the OS or offer any incentives for OEMs to bundle it with PCs.
They should still expect their sales to reduce though as the MSE has no
'pay' version. You get real-time scanning for free and likely as
features are added they will be available to all for free (no Pro
versions etc).

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Talk about "spin"!

If the first week saw 1.5 million downloads and the second week saw
1.2 million (2.6 million total after two weeks minus 1.5 million of
those which were downloaded the first week), the numbers are going
DOWN, not UP!

Or does the author believe the fact that the TOTAL is increasing is
really news?


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