MSE 4

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

  1. phyniks

    phyniks Registered Member

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    Nice tweak....stop an AV scanning itself....can we use it for others?(or maybe they exclude it automatically)
     
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  2. jdd58

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    It is often recommended to exclude processes in anti-malware programs for each other, so why not it's own process?

    I used to exclude the process explorer.exe in MSE to speed up the system but decided is is not the smart thing to do for security.
     
  3. RejZoR

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    One would expect makers are smart enough not to make AV repeatedly choke itself on well, itself. Seeeing how excluding itself improves things, makes me wonder what idiot designed it this way in the first place...
     
  4. Kirk Reynolds

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    I finally figured out how to make MSE tolerable. I have 2 hard drives and I excluded all of the contents of both drives. Now I can't even tell MSE is even installed, it runs great now! :D


    :D
     
  5. Inside Out

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    Most other AVs protect their own files, so they don't need to scan themselves.
     
  6. Vladimyr

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    Thanks!
    I observed this behaviour some time ago but was never sufficiently motivated to get to the bottom of it. I just changed to another AV.

    I had deployed MSE in a small commercial enterprise, each client PC having a number of mapped drives on the server, including one called "Installers"... you can probably guess what it contained :D

    At the time I was also intrigued by MSE's ability to detect suspect code (FPs) in these remote files. Now I understand what was happening.
     
  7. phyniks

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    How can I disable NIS?

    The option is not there in the latest version....
     

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  8. JRViejo

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    phyniks, that option hasn't been there for awhile. See Can't disable Network Inspection anymore.

    In Task Manager, you might see NisSrv.exe running, however, you can't terminate the Process and/or disable it via Services.

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  9. phyniks

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    Thanks J.R.
    Your answer was fast,simple and complete.
     
  10. Geraldo

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    Thank for information..
     
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    phyniks, you're welcome! Take care.
     
  13. SouthPark

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    I recently have been testing MSE 4.4 on a low-end laptop. I find that compared to MSE 4.2, which I was using when I posted above, (1) Windows Explorer does not hang nearly as long when opening a folder of .exe's (2) Opening programs feels much faster, even faster than when using avast! and (3) Opening pages in Firefox is much faster than it was with MSE 4.2.

    On objective download speed tests, I still get dinged for 3-4% with MSE vs. avast!, but the difference is imperceptible with real-life browsing.
     
  14. mike21

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    Hello, a friend is leaving and has a desktop with xp and mse installed. One quick question for quick answer please:

    - How long he will continue to get signature updates for mse in windows XP?

    TIA.
     
  15. anon

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    Microsoft will kill support for Windows XP this April, but for those of you who are using antimalware products, Microsoft will continue supplying those signatures until July of 2015. This means that Microsoft’s Security Essentials will still be updated after the April cutoff date, but the underlying OS will remain vulnerable.
    http://www.neowin.net/news/mixed-si...s-xp-security-essentials-support-to-july-2015

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    Most antivirus programs to support Windows XP well past its own end date
    http://www.neowin.net/news/most-antivirus-programs-to-support-windows-xp-well-past-its-own-end-date
     
  16. mike21

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    great, he will spend the summer in xp and we will see on autumn, if he returns not infected we will give it some more, I have my own xp as well and I will keep it for some browsing or downloading
     
  17. JRViejo

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    FYI. Received Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - 4.5.216.0 (KB2949787) via Windows Update this morning.
    There are Reports that this version ends XP support for MSE. If you're running Win XP be aware of this.

    Related: KB2949787? How can i uninstall this latest update?
     
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    It seems that MS are just going through the motions to show they are interested in security of the computer without achieving much. If they really had some interest they could produce a top notch security suit instead of another weak version of "come on folk this is from MS so it has to be good".
     
  23. avman1995

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    MSE is crap.I installed this once on my grandpa's machine back in the day.Returned after few months to their machine and they had autorun,trojans and sality to make it worse and all sorts of stuff running around.

    And more of those MS guys said "We only miss the samples that make no impact".Well,I guess they made a mistake in their statement.
     
  24. Rohugh

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    I ran MSE for almost two years from its release in 2009 on my old XP laptop (long since consigned to the grave) and never had any problems. Now, I don't know whether that was because there were not the "nasties" around as there are today or whether I never went anywhere to catch them, so I won't say it was crap, it did its job. These days it would be a different matter. :p
     
  25. atomomega

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    It's a good antivirus. Just not great.

    I don't understand people who expect all security software to have "shields" for just about everything.
     
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