Microsoft Security Essentials good antivirus?

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 V> Well, if it doesn't detect the pest then the pest walks right on  
 V> by. No legit AV vendor claims continual 100% coverage.

they would be foolish if they did... i (still) have several old school viruses
that today's AV tools don't catch anymore...

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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials good antivirus?

+ User FidoNet address: 1:3634/12.42
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 G> In common XP setups it's very likely they are running as  
 G> administrator. All bets are off in that case. Any process running  
 G> as an admin class user can do anything they want, no fancy tricks to
 G> gain elevated privileges needed. All you need is a vulnerability to  
 G> exploit like Flash or Java and you own the place.

as well they should be, too... the only time admin mode should be used is for
maintenance... either installing or removing software or performing system
maint tasks like updates, registry cleanup, or backing up...

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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials good antivirus?

Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote:
:: On 6/03/2013 16:07, CRNG wrote:
:::
::: Would Avast Free work with Malaware Bytes Pro or would the conflict
::: with each other?
:::
::
:: I think Avast and AVG offers the best free anti-virus if you look for
:: feature set...
::
:: --

AVG is a horrendous resource hog.  



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