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Anyone here use Microsoft Security Essentials?  I don't have any experience
with it but wondered how it compared to AVG, Avast, etc.



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| Anyone here use Microsoft Security Essentials?  I don't have any experience
| with it but wondered how it compared to AVG, Avast, etc.


It is semi comparable to AVG and Avast but I think Avira AntiVir is better.

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



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Hello, David!

You wrote on Thu, 15 Apr 2010 17:31:23 -0400:

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 |> Anyone here use Microsoft Security Essentials?  I don't have any
 |> experience with it but wondered how it compared to AVG, Avast, etc.
 |
 |
 | It is semi comparable to AVG and Avast but I think Avira AntiVir is
 | better.
 |

I'd choose Avira too. IMHO
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Are you a proponent of e-mail scanning?



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FromTheRafters wrote:
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It has its uses but its not that important to me.  I'm more interested in
blocking spam but that's a different topic.



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AVG and Avast! free versions have e-mail scanning, AntiVir free version
and MSE do not. As e-mail scanning is not a priority for you, AntiVir is
my choice over MSE (I use Avast! free as well, but without the e-mail
scanner - e-mail scanning is almost useless).



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On Thu, 15 Apr 2010 17:46:22 -0400, "FromTheRafters"

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Although Avira doesn't scan e-mail directly, if you open a funky
attachment, it's stopped dead i it's tracks.  Also it does a great
job of scanning downloads.

I tried MSE and it overtook my computer.

Why was I surprised, it was MS, after all.

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Hello, WaIIy!

You wrote on Thu, 15 Apr 2010 18:44:04 -0400:

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 | I tried MSE and it overtook my computer.
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Did you get anything in return? <grin>
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With best regards, gufus.  E-mail: stop.nospam.gbbsg@shaw.ca



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I have two batch files that turn on and off certain
services and use Zone Alarm Pro.

MS turned on my Automatic Updates well... automatically.

I just don't trust those guys (and gals).

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Hello, WaIIy!

You wrote on Fri, 16 Apr 2010 12:06:48 -0400:

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 | I have two batch files that turn on and off certain
 | services and use Zone Alarm Pro.
 |
 | I just don't trust those guys (and gals).

Check out..

http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge/results.php
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With best regards, gufus.  E-mail: stop.nospam.gbbsg@shaw.ca



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I have been using MSE since it first became available and find it to
be excellent.

Steve

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EasyNN-plus. Neural Networks plus.           www.easynn.com
SwingNN.     Forecast with Neural Networks.  www.swingnn.com
JustNN.      Just Neural Networks.           www.justnn.com

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I've begun using it on one of my computers and set it up as a honeypot.  Let's
see how good it is.  


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you fell for matousec's crap?

are you a retard?

matousec is a complete waste of oxygen!






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I decided to try MSE myself.  I chose to install it on my older desktop PC
with XPSP3, a 1.6GHz Intel CPU and 1 GB RAM but the CPU is only a single
core.  The trial lasted about a day as MSE slowed my PC down to a crawl and
I reinstalled AVG9.  With MSE it took 30sec or more to bring up IE8 and
another 30 to go to a link (any link).  Other tasks such as clicking on
Start -> Settings -> Control Panel took forever.  Just going into Windows
Explorer took almost 45 sec.  Terribly slow.  Uninstalling MSE, returning to
a previous setpoint via System Restore, and reinstalling AVG9, brought the
system back to its usual quickness.  Your mileage may vary especially if you
have a multi-core CPU (eg, dual or quad) but for my system MSE completely
bogged it down.




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It odd how MSE seems to vary. I use MSE in real time mode on a single
processor XP system and it is does not slow anything down at all.

Steve

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Neural Planner Software Ltd                  www.NPSL1.com
EasyNN-plus. Neural Networks plus.           www.easynn.com
SwingNN.     Forecast with Neural Networks.  www.swingnn.com
JustNN.      Just Neural Networks.           www.justnn.com

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I have used MSE with Win 7 64 bit since it came out and have no problems at
all with it.
 It is fast and simple and effective for me.
For belt and braces I have Immunet also installed.
Q

 


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Hello, Quilljar!

You wrote on Sun, 18 Apr 2010 15:03:51 +0100:

 Q> I have used MSE with Win 7 64 bit since it came out and have no problems

 Q> For belt and braces I have Immunet also installed.

Whats this?? Wonders /new/ bell's and whistles.

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Immunet - AntiVirus, http://www.immunet.com /. Never heard of myself so would
wonder whether its legit.

Belt and braces - simply means to play safe by using more than one method
(each of which on their own might be sufficient). The expression takes its
origin from trousers (or "pants" for those from the US), where either a belt
or braces could be used to keep them up, so using both is being doubly safe.
--
Brian Cryer
www.cryer.co.uk/brian


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Braces? Took me a second to realize you were referring to suspenders!
:-)


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I'm often amazed at the differences between British English and American
English. I hadn't appreciated that "braces" (British English) were
"suspenders" (American English). In the UK "suspenders" have a slightly
different meaning, referring to the things women wear to hold up stockings.
--
Brian Cryer
www.cryer.co.uk/brian


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