MS Security Essentials is boring.

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I've been running MS SE
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
on vista Home Basic for 3 weeks now and have
nothing negative to say about it, no abnormal memory usage;
frequent updates and seems pretty light on system resources.

Haven't tested it on live viruses, viri? apart from:
http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm
which it dealt with satisfactorily.

All very boring and hopefully efficient.

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Ken O'Meara
http://www.btinternet.com/~unsteadyken /

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What recommendations do you have for more entertaining security
software?



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FromTheRafters said...

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Panda Cloud has a cute tray icon and a mildly amusing video on the home
page.
http://www.cloudantivirus.com /

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Ken O'Meara
http://www.btinternet.com/~unsteadyken /

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| What recommendations do you have for more entertaining security
| software?


LOL -- entertaining ?

Good security software should be boring!

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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David H. Lipman wrote:

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Unless the SHTF... then I want some excitement!!

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| I've been running MS SE
| http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Please do not Multi-Post.
Please learn to Cross-Post to pertinent, On Topic, news groups instead.

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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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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Main problem I am having with MSE on a clean install of Vista SP2 is
that for some reason its not updating the definitions.  It will go for
days saying they are ok and then I check and new definitions are out
daily.  I then update them manually.  I just read that others are having
this issue also.

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