Microsoft Security Essentials updated

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by NICK ADSL UK, Feb 27, 2010.

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  1. NICK ADSL UK

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  2. raven211

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    Why is it so hard for them to post details on what's new... :doubt:
     
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    you know i asked the same question, i find it odd how they dont provide a change log.
     
  4. NICK ADSL UK

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    yes i to am none the wiser I'm afraid just the messenger
     
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    No one is blaming you, Nick, don't worry. :D
     
  6. Ibrad

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    From what I have seen on their forums it looks like this is just a fixed version of their last update.
     
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    Yeah, ever since the release of MSE, I was afraid that the innovations would stop after the initial release, and I was probably right. :doubt:
     
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    What's odd is that this is the old version, they released a newer version about a week or two ago, this is version 1.0.1611.0, a week or so ago they released version 1.0.1959.0. Microsoft needs to get their act together with MSE. They are VERY bad at adding submissions to their database and sending a response when you do submit something.
    :)
     
  9. raven211

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    It was indeed a great product when it was released for the first time, now it's just going more and more downhill IMHO. :(
     
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    I still use it on a few "low risk" computers I look after. I haven't had that many problems with it.
     
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    Yeah,
    It looks like this is the only answer at the moment, found on their forum:
     

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    I'm not expecting any drastic changes, but would like to know it hen they finally fix the damn updater. Because in a current form, it's a complete rubbish.
     
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    Has anybody noticed that yesterday they updated many times the virus definitions. Doing it manually it succesfully updated for at least 4 times during the past 24 hours.
     
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    I agree that their updater is rubbish... it can go days without updating and the average user would have no idea unless they checked it everyday. Their response to the problem if I remember correctly is that it's not a big deal because it has heuristics... yeaa right. Not to mention the fact you can't opt out of spynet (skynet) unless you do a registry tweak, then they tell you that you lose protection against zero day threats... how convenient is that?
     
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    OK, here is an odd one, this morning Majorgeeks has a new version of MSE 1.0.1961.0, different and newer than anyone else?
    o_O
     
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    Does anyone else find it strange that Microsoft doesn't provide a changelog? I have never heard of anyone releasing software without letting the users know what's new, improved or fixed, especially with security software. Another terrible decision IMHO.
     
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    Just one of the reasons I stopped using it. 2. Updater is flaky 3. slow startup on occasion.

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    try telling that to funkydude :D
     
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    I don't work for Microsoft, what do I have to do with it? Just because I don't experience these problems means I'm wrong or something?
     
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    Awww come on, it was all said in good fun. Your experience with this product is an envious one for me. I aim for that MSE laden computing bliss, and you are the one experiencing it. Good for you I say.
     
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    I completely agree, I think it's a great piece of software but I don't know of any other software vendor that updates it's software to a new version without a changelog.

    Also, I don't think it's going downhill, just yesterday I was testing it on my test machine against malicious websites, it detected and removed most everything I threw at it, the things it missed I submitted to VirScan and the vast majority of other AV programs didn't detect them as well.
    :)
     
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    I'd love all people no have no issues, the more that use it the better it is. Unfortunately that appears not to be the case, but at least it's actively worked on, and the advantages to me are still superior to 3rd party competition. I value OS Integration/API usage pretty highly.
     
  23. osubuck

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    Yes its actively being worked on, too bad you wont be able to know any of the changes unless you install it for yourself :shifty:
     
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    the sad thing is Windows Defender when it came out was strong just like MSE, now looks like is going down the same road as Windows Defender.
     
  25. osubuck

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    I guess we will have to wait for the AV-Comparatives results to have some kind of an idea of where this product stands, I honestly hope for the best
     
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