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Microsoft Security Essentials , have you tried it?

Discussion in 'Products & Tools' started by newcity, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. #1
    I just wanted to try out this new antivirus. The download file size was 6.97 mb.
    I must say it beats others in size. Many antivirus are bloated and only slow down
    the performance and take up hddisk space.
    SEMrush
    But it seems MSE comes out of this problems completely. Its fast and takes only 576k of memory in my task manager. :D

    I kinda like it, not sure about its reliablility though,

    Has anyone tried it? Does it work for a replacement to KIS or NOD 32?

    I'd like to hear your opinions on this :D thanks
     
    newcity, Jul 2, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. vinoth2vinoth

    vinoth2vinoth Peon

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    I'm not aware of this! If it takes less memory as you said, then I have to try this :) Even I see many positive reviews about this product.
     
    vinoth2vinoth, Jul 2, 2010 IP
  3. newcity

    newcity Peon

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    Well, i just trashed KIS 2011 and started using MSE. I don't know if its a good idea, but my PC performs a whole lot better.
     
    newcity, Jul 2, 2010 IP
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    I've talked about this multiple times on this board but, as usual, no one listens.
     
    drhowarddrfine, Jul 2, 2010 IP
  5. newcity

    newcity Peon

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    what do u mean by that drhowarddrfine? Have you used it? What are your opinions?
     
    newcity, Jul 2, 2010 IP
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    I showed two magazine articles which rate MSE as one of the best anti-virus programs which also doesn't slow down your computer. I've used it for a year or more but can't say whether that is true or not but I it does seem to be. The articles also state the quality of MSE is as good or better than other av programs, such as AVG, but I don't recall the others. Search on this board or Google and you should find it.
     
    drhowarddrfine, Jul 2, 2010 IP
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    newcity Peon

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    for me i just found out about MSE on this board in one of the av thread.
    If you have been using it for a year... are you satisfied with it? do u regret not using other apps like KIS? NOD32?
    Have you ever been infected since then? of course your pc i mean. :D hehe
    Because its soo light and simple, i am just worried if it can do its job properly.
     
    newcity, Jul 2, 2010 IP
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    FlexiHost Member

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    I have used this for a wee while now, and have founf it great, it catches things, which is great.
    Cost is the best out there.
     
    FlexiHost, Jul 3, 2010 IP
  9. newcity

    newcity Peon

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    I feel its good too. I might stick to it. As other anti-virus are quite high memory consumer.
     
    newcity, Jul 3, 2010 IP
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    i tried it,but i prefer eset smart security
     
    downloadvyp, Jul 3, 2010 IP
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    newcity Peon

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    downloadvyp, why do u prefer eset over MSE?any specific reasons?
     
    newcity, Jul 3, 2010 IP
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    I am going to test it out... simply because you endorsed its quality. You have always been a good critic of MS and so if you find the quality of MSI good... it has to be really good! :rolleyes: :)

    Regards,

    RightMan
     
    RightMan, Jul 3, 2010 IP
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    newcity Peon

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    If you are going to test it out RightMan, I would love your feedback :D As you seem senior in this board :D
     
    newcity, Jul 4, 2010 IP
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    dynashox Premium Member Staff

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    I read a lot of positive reviews about this antivirus especially about the detection rates which is very good for free antivirus.

    Definitely going to try it once my Kaspersky license expired. :p

    - Dynashox -
     
    dynashox, Jul 4, 2010 IP
  15. newcity

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    I did try Kaspersky Internet Security, as trial, but it was a bit slow on my pc, causing frequent memory sparks.
    MSE has handeld its memory usage at minimum. :)
     
    newcity, Jul 4, 2010 IP
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    I switched to MSE a few months ago after using a few other products and reading many favourable reviews. I have found it to be less CPU intensive than what I have used before, and so far no problems with it at all. I cannot recall the site offhand, but I recently read that MSE supposedly has less false positives than a lot of the major players out there on the market.
     
    indieee, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    MSE automatically detected and removed worm, keylogger and backdoor trojan when i inserted a infected usb drive. It did a pretty impressive job on this.
    I will update more about MSE as i get more experience with it. :D
     
    newcity, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    used it for couple of months, removed it completely and noticed how much faster my desktop runs without it.
    it didnt report about any virus during this period, even though there were plenty on my USB flash ....
     
    wgcom, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    wgcom, did you update your MSE regularly? Maybe you didn't install it properly or something has gone wrong. It's detecting perfectly anything that's inserted.
     
    newcity, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    what do you mean by "update", I thought it updates it self automatically, like any other antivirus out there....
    when it was installed, my comp wont respond for any input for like 2-3 mins when booting, during this time CPU was 100% taken by MSE...
     
    wgcom, Jul 5, 2010 IP