MSE 4

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

  1. Macstorm

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    Correct, again :)
     
  2. guest

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    Meh, it'd be pointless if they don't tell you and give you an option to tick/untick those PUPs. One of the victim is the one who is writing this post. :p
     
  3. Mops21

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  4. fblais

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    4.3.215 was released this week as part of Patch Tuesday.
     
  5. phyniks

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    So you mean it is officially RELEASED now

    what's new in the latest version?
     
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  6. phyniks

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  7. fblais

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    You have to do a Microsoft Update to get the patch.

    As for what's new, you know how Microsoft is providing detailed info I guess...
     
  8. JimboW

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    As fblais said. Run Windows Update to get 4.3.215

    Regarding changelog:
    Adds network real-time behavior monitoring functionality
    Adds manageability support, including new configuration options for disabling user interfaces on unattended terminals
    Adds anti-tampering improvements to the anti-malware platform.
    Improves overall performance of the anti-malware platform.
     
  9. fblais

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    Thanks Jim.
     
  10. phyniks

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  11. Legendkiller

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    has detection capabilities improved?
     
  12. phyniks

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    Update:

    After you install MSE 4.2 you will get an important update KB2855265 of something around 13 MB in Windows Update. When you will install it you MSE will be upgraded.
     
  13. FreddyFreeloader

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    Doubtful at best. It was OK in 2009, downhill ever since.
     
  14. The Red Moon

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    What official sources do you base your assumption?
     
  15. FreddyFreeloader

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    Me, and I am unanimous in that!
    If you look at the reviews when MSE was released, and it reviews today, it's lost it's certification on several of these "lab" review sites. Only adrenaline junkies would use the blasted thing.
     
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  16. silverfox99

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    The complicating factor with MSE is that it's not really a 'stand alone' AV as there are components in IE and Windows (7 & 8 ) that work in tandem with MSE (eg Smart Screen Filter which is browser specific to IE).

    I'd like to see a test set up with Windows 7 or 8 + MSE/Defender + IE browser. The user with that set up likley has better detection/prevention that the test results show but we'll maybe never know.

    An option for MS would be to bundle all modules into MSE to work with any & all OS/Browsers at the same level of protection (just like most AVs (except the x64 issue of course)). At the moment it's difficult to work out whether your granny who has just bought a laptop with Windows 8 installed, Defender, & using IE10 with smart screen as a browser etc has decent enough protection or not.

    I'd probably guess that she has, but i have little evidence to back it up. Due to how MS has spread their protection between specific OS, browser & AV config.

    As an aside my granny did buy a new lappy 3 months ago. She finds Windows 8 such a pain ~ Snipped as per TOS ~ that she has re-instated her old faithfull dell tower PC which has XP on it.
     
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  17. FreddyFreeloader

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    McLovin (MrITReviews) has just exactly that review of MSE+IE+Windows Firewall - didn't make much difference. Wonder what setup Bill Gates uses on his personal rigs? That is unknown but if Gates uses MSE, he sure doesn't admit it.
     
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  18. fblais

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    Got 4.3.216 today.
    ?
     
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    Does anyone know if and when Windows Defender 8 will update to 4.3.216.0?
     
  22. elapsed

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    Probably with Windows 8.1 release.
     
  23. zerotox

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    Thank you!
     
  24. sm1

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    Windows Defender has been updated to version 4.3.215.0 :)
     
  25. malexous

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    I doubt he had SmartScreen enabled.
     
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