Microsoft Security Essentials engine upgrade scheduled

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by ronjor, Sep 12, 2010.

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  1. ronjor

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  2. Syobon

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    bring the version 2.0 :D
     
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    thanks Ronjor, this plus the new Internet Explorer being released hould be interesting.
     
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    new IE? whats new with it then?
     
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    so what's new?

    i hope they improved the speed of file and folder operations.

    how such a simple app (MSE) fail so miserably when it comes to speed performance is beyond me.:rolleyes:
     
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    I doubt speed will change much, engine updates tend to be monthly and it hasn't really become dramatically faster over the year. But when you design sets of definitions that have such a high detection rate yet such a low false positive rate, you'd expect it to use a few CPU cycles.

    Not heard of IE9? There's several posts over this forum, It's been hyped for months now. Beta is coming this Wednesday.
     
  7. trjam

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    beta version 2.0.375 uses a ton more ram then the current version. So get ready for a new engine and a very heavy product.

    On this same computer using the current version 1.0.1963 MsMpEng.exe uses 52,345k
     

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    And that is only one of the processes. I think it has between 3-4, though they are smaller.
     
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    Scan engine would be A LOT faster if they'd stop scanning stupid archives on-access. I don't know who was the moron at MS who enabled this in the first place.
     
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    Hi!

    Do you mean it scans archives every time user has to access them?

    I seem to recall (fuzzy now) that scanning archives was good since "it" (the archive) may contain a parasite that wasn't id'd until "now". The risk is to restore a parasite that had no signature in the past.

    Does this make any sense?:doubt:
     
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    The thing is, unpacking archives is quite intensive task, however any malware packed insie archive cannotinfect the system. So unpacking them is a waste of resources. Unless if you pass the file directly to someone without unpacking it yourself or scanning its content. But honestly, that's not your problem or you recommend an AV to your friends anyway.
     
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    New skin :D
     
  13. ShaneR34

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    Personally, that RAM usage doesn't bother me at all. Firefox and Chrome routinely use far, far more than that as does any number of other programs.

    I generally have 2-3 Gbs RAM free on my system, so it can use a little more without issue.

    A heavy product, to me, is a CPU intensive program. 92mb RAM usage in today's world is nothing. If someone is still running XP on an old system with 512MB or less of RAM, well different story, but they have bigger issues in that case, I think :)
     
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    I am slightly curious why they never list Windows Defender on the list of programs that get this engine update. As I have been watching Windows Updates all Microsoft security products run the same engine I guess Microsoft does not like publicly sharing info about Defender any more.
     
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    Where will we find this for download?
     
  16. Ibrad

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    The update should be picked up by all Windows Defender users today ( I have it) so I figure everyone who uses MSE should have it now.
     
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