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Microsoft Security Essentials Flunks AV-TEST, Loses Certification


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#1 Broni

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:25 AM

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/microsoft_security_essentials_flunks_av-test_loses_certification419



Microsoft Security Essentials has done it again. For the second time since its inception, the free antivirus software from Microsoft finds itself without German security and antivirus research outfit AV-TESTís seal of approval, having failed in the latest of the firmís bimonthly certification tests.

To add insult to injury, MSE was the only antivirus to not make the cut, even though the German firm put as many as 24 products through their paces in its latest test, for which it used a Windows 7-based testbed ó AV-TEST alternates between Windows 7 and Windows XP.



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

FWIW this is hardly new(s)...article is dated Nov 30 2012. :whistle:

Edited by Union_Thug, 12 January 2013 - 11:35 AM.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:00 AM

Turns out you were right...:whistle:

Microsoft Security Essentials Fails Certification Again


At the end of November, German anti-virus lab AV-TEST published the results of tests conducted with twenty-four of the latest anti-virus programs for home users. Twenty-three products received AV-TEST certification when used with Windows 7, but Microsoft's own Security Essentials suite failed. Now two months later, the suite has failed certification again. The lab publishes tests results every two months, and for this latest installment for November and December, the firm evaluated 25 consumer antivirus security programs. This time around, Microsoft Security Essentials 4.1 wasn't the only one to fail certification, as it was joined by PC Tools Internet Security 2012 and AhnLab Internet Security 8.0.

According to the results, Microsoft Security Essentials 4.1 scored a 1.5 out of 6.0 in the Protection category, caused by its lower-than-average protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing). Its detection of a "representative set of malware discovered in the last 2-3 months" was also lower than the industry average.


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Edited by Union_Thug, 19 January 2013 - 05:01 AM.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

Turns out you were right.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

30 lashes...lol


Thank you sir, may I have another.:P

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

There have been no updates since the 19th, MS hopefully is trying to remedy the issue.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

Hmmm I hadn't noticed but you're right.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

You can download the latest definition file from here and install it manually:

Install the latest Microsoft Security Essentials definition updates - Get the latest definitions - Microsoft Malware Protection Center

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

+ it is now updating on the web :whistle:

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