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Microsoft Security Essential...good?


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#1 TamiTX

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 10:05 AM

Does anyone have any experience with Microsoft Security Essentials? I just removed McAfee and installed MSE. I would like to get some feedback on the program. Also, does anyone know a good clean up utility?

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 02:42 PM

MSE has been found to have low detection rates. In my personal opinion, avast! 5.0 is much better.
A good cleanup utility : CCleaner

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 02:57 PM

I second Romeo's advice. :thumbsup:
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 04:41 PM

Hi TamiTX,

Have just read your post and for what it's worth, I'd just like to say that I've been running MSE since last December except for a
short time when I tried Avast5. I had one or two problems with Avast, decided to reinstall MSE and used in conjunction with
Malwarebytes and Superantispyware, I've yet to encounter any infection, touch wood!

Give both MSE and Avast5 a try and see which one suits you best, it's all very subjective anyway, many would say that Avira is
better than both MSE and Avast but there you go!!

Take care,

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:08 AM

MSE seems to be pretty effective at finding trojans and viruses but lacks in finding malware but this is typical with any AV software and thats why MalwareBytes is the #1 most important program to have to keep your computer clean :thumbsup:.... I can tell you from experiance that Mcafee/Norton/Kaspersky are no better then MSE in fact IMO they are inferior because of how much they can slow a system down.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:20 AM

I have MSE on 4 Computers, and very happy with it's effectiveness.

Also MalwareBytes, which is an excellent Program.

Would not have Norton or McAfee, anywhere near my Computers.















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Posted 26 May 2010 - 06:42 AM

Thanks for all the advice. I think I'll keep MSE for a while and try it. However, I'm going to download Malwarebytes to run in conjunction.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 08:15 AM

MSE user here, am very happy with it, especially after using Avast for a long time. Both are very good. Quick question, though. Would using Malwarebytes in conjunction with Microsoft Security Essentials cause a conflict? I thought if MSE was the primary virus/spyware program installed that using anything else would conflict with it?

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 08:51 AM

I am experiencing no conflict at all.

MSE is full time protection,whereas MalwareBytes Free, is an on demand Scanner.

Don't forget to keep both updated all the time.

MalwareBytes Free.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:11 AM

I'll keep that in mind. I removed all security software on all my PC's when I switched to MSE, including Malwarebytes. The only thing I now use in conjunction with MSE is CCleaner. Thanks for the advice.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 12:48 AM

Hey,
The only thing I don't like about MSE is how it detects certain things and puts them on the severe alert level when it is only detecting them due to a clearly optional component that doesn't install unless the user tells it to. A great example is unlocker 1.89. I have that program here (very handy), and I had to fish it out of MSE's temp containment place because it insists it is a trojan due to it's optional capability of automatically starting IE and redirecting the user to the EBay site. But this is an optional component. And in reference to Kaspersky, my friend uses it, and she has absolutely no problem. Where on earth did you hear that it has issues with slowing systems down? I'll have to ask my friend about that then. LOL.

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 02:24 PM

MSE scanning engine is very sluggish. If you open a folder full of EXE files, you will notice the slowness. While if you are using avast!, you wont notice if anything is being scanned.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:06 AM

I would also add Super anti Spyware, it is also a on demand program.




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