Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0.657.0 Final

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Nanobot, Dec 16, 2010.

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  1. Daveski17

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    LOL! I had to look up 'YMMV' (I'm not American), but yes, I guess mileage will vary.

    I have no immediate plans to ditch MSE.
     
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    Sorry, Dave, I probably should know better than to use those acronyms on a board this "international" in scope. Mea culpa. ;)

    But I think we're on the same page. :thumb:
     
  3. Daveski17

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    I have seen this behaviour before (even with other AVs) after a normal boot-up. I think it is some MS systems tray bug.
     
  4. Daveski17

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    Yes, I think we are. :thumb:

    Anyway, I've learnt a new acronym today, thanks. ;)
     
  5. Legendkiller

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    well as long as the product is doing its job, there's hardly an issue with number of definition updates released in a day.

    I use KIS 2012 on my home pc and i update it once a day only..........thats partly because of my office schedule

    But even when i was a student, i never remember updating definitions more than twice..
     
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  7. Daveski17

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    I agree. It's highly unlikely that I will change from MSE on either computer. I have faith in MSE.
     
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    So did I.
     
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  10. Daveski17

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    It still seems to be holding its own at AV-Comparatives at an 'Advanced' level. It compares well with Avast! & others (free or vendor).

    I think it is all a case of varying with mileage.
     
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    Hey, hey, watch that fella, we may have to check your passport! ;)

    :thumb:
     
  12. Daveski17

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    You'll recognise me ... I'll be driving on the left side of the road! :D
     
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    WOW!

    What really surprises me about that article is the last two paragraphs:


    If all this above is true, no wonder why Symantec and McAfee cried foul when MS released this AV back in 2009.




    Carlos
     
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    I'm not surprised by it at all. It's Microsofts' product, and lots and lots of people stick with MS. It's also absolutely free, no gotchas included. The smart vendors have free versions, even if it might include a "gotcha". The way things are right now, paying for computer security is way down on the list of priorities for most people. You can sit here and argue over test results, toolbars and so on until you're blue in the face, but, they'd be irrelevant arguments when it comes to people spending money that is in short supply.
     
  17. trjam

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    Very well said.:)
     
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    absolutely :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
  19. J_L

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    Do note that the OPSWAT estimates are very limited, and only applies to those that have installed their product.

    Looking forward to the new engine as usual, because I'm using System Sweeper this time.
     
  20. mercurie

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    That certainly is my thinking, well said. ;)
     
  21. brainrb1

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    Is it safe to delete these entries
     
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  22. J_L

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    You mean registry entries, which are linked to nonexistent files according to your cleaner.

    I wouldn't know, because I've given up on this practice where the risk far outweigh the benefits. Only absolute safe way is to ignore them.
     
  23. Hungry Man

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    Don't registry cleaners work on a blacklist -- only deleting "known" safe entries?
     
  24. J_L

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    Also detects "invalid", "unused", "missing", and other entries with "issues".
     
  25. RejZoR

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    Not really. They usually check registry strings and if they contain file path like format it checks if that file actually exists. If it doesn't, the registry entry is listed to be deleted. Sort of basic "heuristics" if you want.
     
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