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Anyone Using Security Essentials ?


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#1 Dennis H

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 07:25 PM

If so, what do you think of it.


Just wondering.


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Posted 19 July 2010 - 11:07 PM

It was the last i used before i decided to stop waisting time with a/v's. They are becoming less and less effective against the newer malware out there now.
LUA - sandboxie - returnil - hard & soft firewalls = no infections. :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:33 AM

It was the last i used before i decided to stop waisting time with a/v's. They are becoming less and less effective against the newer malware out there now.
LUA - sandboxie - returnil - hard & soft firewalls = no infections. :thumbsup:


I'm pretty sure when sandboxie becomes for famous, malware developers will figure out some way to get through sandboxie.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:53 AM

Microsoft Security Essentials Overview is basically a stripped-down version of OneCare aimed at users who either canít or don't want to pay for antivirus/anti-malware software.Microsoft Security Essentials auto-updates once every 24 hours and there is no setting within MSE to change the scheduled time or frequency. See the MSE Definitions/Signatures Update FAQ. However, you can always manually download the latest Microsoft Security Essentials updates from the Microsoft Malware Protection Center Portal.

Before installation, Microsoft Security Essentials checks for a validated copy of Windows and will disable Windows Defender if installed. You need to uninstall all other "Memory Resident" antivirus applications before you can install MSE.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:25 PM

It was the last i used before i decided to stop waisting time with a/v's. They are becoming less and less effective against the newer malware out there now.
LUA - sandboxie - returnil - hard & soft firewalls = no infections. :thumbsup:


I'm pretty sure when sandboxie becomes for famous, malware developers will figure out some way to get through sandboxie.

Sandboxie is allready famous, and i havent heard of anything getting through.

A/V's are easy to defeat, and people are infected by the second.

I like to stay ahead of the curve, but by all means feel free to keep useing A/V's and risk system failure or finantial ruin :flowers:

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:34 PM

I used Security Essentials for a while, but then I cut it out due to the fact that it was getting in my way, detecting everything that wasn't necessary, and taking things without warning. Microsoft's description of a threat doesn't match mine, so I don't use it for that reason as well.

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