MSE 4

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by stratoc, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. er34

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    I would like to defend my statement. RAM is cheap compared to all other computer parts. Even the removable media that supports ReadyBoost is cheaper.

    But that does not matter. MSE and other MS security products do not have memory leak problems (unlike some other vendors), they do not use too much memory in RAM. Anything behind 100 MB is OK for the days we currently live in. And this is temporary, not permanent amount.

    What actually matters is whether they slow down the machine. Generally they don't at all slow down the computers. Additionally, they have low I/O
     
  2. Krysis

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    Amazing! - some comments about how MSE runs at 28MBs on one persons system – 40+MBs on anothers – and 78-100MBs on anothers – and look at all the hot air expended!

    (Must be the defenders of RAM-ery coming to the rescue!) :D
     
  3. Syobon

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    yeah everything about mse is low :shifty:
     
  4. Daveski17

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    Especially the price! ;)
     
  5. KelvinW4

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    I got 8gb ram so it doesn't affect me ;)
     
  6. elapsed

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    You guys can argue about RAM until the cows come home. The fact remains - those with a lot of RAM will WANT software to use it up, to reduce disk I/O and CPU usage. Those with little RAM will be conservative about it.
     
  7. Krysis

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    Interesting - and provocative statement!
    One thing is for certain – it's usage is NOT low – check out this excerpt from the link below:

    Market Share
    ''A September 2011 OPSWAT report found that MSE had further increased its market share to become the second most popular AV product in the world, and remained the most popular in North America. OPSWAT reported in March 2012 that the product had maintained its position, and that Microsoft's market share had improved by 2 percent worldwide and 3 percent in North America. Seth Rosenblatt of CNET News commented on how the product's share rose from 7.27 in 2010 to 10.08 in 2012, stating that "use of the lightweight security suite exploded last year"

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Security_Essentials
     
  8. DrBenGolfing

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    MSE 4.2 memory usage. Also, disk footprint 10.5 mb.
     

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  9. Krysis

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    Do you know what the size of the definitions update was after installing 4.2?
    Reason I ask is that I have a 'pay before you go' 3G Mobile Broadband connection and am running low on my data balance.
    From memory, last time I installed MSE – the definitions update was around 70 – 90MB so I'm reluctant to install 4.2 in case there is a big update.
     
  10. DrBenGolfing

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    Krysis, sorry didn't take note. Maybe someone else can help.
     
  11. Krysis

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    OK, thanks anyway! :thumb:
     
  12. marc57

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    16GB of RAM here, I don't even notice MSE.
     
  13. rayoflight

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    Any changelog?
     
  14. AVusah

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    No sh*t.
     
  15. silverfox99

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    Only what was posted in the MSE Prerelease forum:

    As of this morning (01/08/2013) 10:00AM PST, “Update for Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease - KB2792368 (4.2.216.0)” went live on Microsoft Update.

    This update mainly includes bug fixes and performance improvements.

    Thank you for using Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease.
    CJ.Eichholz (MSFT) - Microsoft Antimalware

    http://innovation.connect.microsoft.com/mseprerelease/Thread/View.aspx?ThreadId=8890
     
  16. iammike

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    Anyone noticing the lack of Sig Updates ??

    On the website the latest is:
    The latest virus definition version is: 1.143.1696.0 | Released: Feb 06, 2013 03:16 PM UTC

    -https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/definitions/howtomse.aspx-
     
  17. er34

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    I usually do not check it but as you mentioned now, I can notice it, too.

    I run WD on W8 and it refuses to update - actually it reports it is up to date with 1.143.1696 from yesterday. The MMPC sites reports newer version from today.

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    I think the update might have been released but pulled back from the servers because when I vist the MMPC site, download the signatures update and install it, it installs the same defs I already have 1.143.1696.0, not newer, which means that on the site it says there are newer, but actually there are no new updates.
     
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    This slow updating as of late makes me wonder if MS is slowly abandoning MSE?
     
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    I agree but not everyone is willing to upgrade. I'm using a laptop that I don't wish to upgrade until I get a new hardware. ReadyBoost is nice but is nowhere a replacement for RAM.
     
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    Was just MSE what has been updated? What about WindowsDefender? (Win8 )
    Edit: nevermind, I thought your were talking about program update.
     
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  22. marc57

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    MSE updated thru Windows Update to 4.2.233.1
     
  23. Ro4dRuNn3r

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    Windows Defender on Windows 8 is still at 4.0.9200.16384?! Is that right?
     
  24. Syobon

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    Yes. I don't see microsoft update WD core any time soon, they never did it with previous windows defender.
     
  25. rhabdomantist

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    Showing 4.2.223.0 on stable and PR. They snuck this update in.
     
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