Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by dja2k, Dec 15, 2005.
rolled back to MSE
Be sure to keep a eye on memory usage, even with version 2.
What is that
I believe there are two more processes you need to add in there.
yea but still its light compared to others I used (IME) .. lol i have licenses for eset, norton, prevx, avira, emsisoft, avast, bitdefender rofl.. but mse is awesomeness
edit- forgot vipre, panda too
Awesomeness? The AV's/IS's you mentioned are much better than MSE. Better as in high detection rates, fast on-demand scans and low RAM usage. IME, MSE is a basic AV, quite heavy on RAM, slow on scanning and has a considerable detection rate.
Best combination of security + system performance for me:
I agree with you. I'm trying Applocker now and its great. I have the rest of the setup you have except LUA, Hitman Pro and using OpenDNS instead of ClearCloud DNS. I am chosing an ondemand scanner now to use. I wish I would have tried this setup early..
u mean memory usage right? CPU usage is more important IMO and on demand scanning have improved a lot and about detection u mean signat ures right? its not bad at all my good friend
I think MSE is possibly the most over-rated AV ever. I find it to be a piece of garbage. High ram, cpu, and disk i/o, along with very poor protection. I don't get it.
so many licenses...care to give some to noobs like me ?
Yeah, not much of a fan myself. If it was created by anyone other than Microsoft, it wouldn't be used by nearly as many people.
Yea can I put my bid in for one of those licenses too K lol
Yea help us noobs hehe...
Actiontec Modem with SPI Firewall
Avast! Free Antivirus (w/ Network, Web Shield) [Password Protected]
Comodo Firewall (w/o Antivirus) [Password Protected]
Microsoft Security Essentials (Monitor only Incoming) [UAC Protected]
WinPatrol Free Cloud Edition
System (Windows 7 Pro 64-bit):
Enabled DEP, SEHOP, Default-Deny SRP, Silent UAC
Disabled Windows Firewall, System Restore, Internet Explorer, Autorun/Autoplay
Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit
Spybot - Search & Destroy (Immunize)
Adblock Plus (Malware Domains subscription)
WOT - Safe Browsing Tool
SandBoxie Free (+ DropRights & Internet Access Restrictions)
Avira Rescue System
Comodo Cleaning Essentials
Norton Power Eraser
Freeware Files RSS
KC Softwares SUMo
Paragon Backup & Recovery Home Special Edition
Ubuntu Lucid Netbook:
Chromium --safe-plugins, Adblock Plus, LastPass, LinkExtend
BitDefender Free, chkrootkit, ClamAV, rkhunter
Regularly updated. Sudo only, no root
I have never been a fanboy..But MSE is good and thats IME.. I have been trying immunet plus too this one have improved a fair deal..might bring this in to my primary workstation very soon..anyone know of any immunet ongoing discount?
To be honest with Microsoft Security Essentials it also makes difference whether you use 32-bit or 64-bit. At 64-bit the memory usage for all three processes are 90MB, which is higher than the 32-bit product. Also how long is full scan taking for you?
In the first days I was a fan of Microsoft Security Essentials, but it has hardly improved since, my opinion:
* user friendliness: ease of use and graphical user interface
* removal of threats, slow but very thorough
* it is Microsoft software, blends in perfectly into Windows 7
* great detection on a couple of types of threats
* heavy on RAM, CPU and disk
* extremely slow Full Scan
* update is quite sloppy
* poor detection on a couple of types of threats
Overall verdict: it still has potential, but quite some work has to be done to make it good. In general one could easily say that all the other major freebies, AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, avast! 5 Free Antivirus, Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus 10 and Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.4 are all a lot better.
My Viper Premium is expiring in e few weeks ( 6 to more exact ) and i really do not know what to do with it. Renewing was a bit pricy but who knows i might make up my mind
NOrton IS 2011
MBAM,Hitman pro On demand
Common sense In REAL TIME always active
Vista 64 bit Desktop:
Kaspersky Internet Security 2011, Windows Defender, Sandboxie, OpenDNS
Vista 32 bit Laptop:
Trustport Total Protection 2011, Sandboxie (forced browsers & removable media, separate sandboxes for IE & Firefox & Drop rights), OpenDNS
I noticed this Vipre deal is still active for both the AV and Premium versions. Bellgamin posted in the AV area that he was looking for a discount deal on Vipre:
i checked that and did make a reservation for a wire transfer and hope it will work. I do not have a Credit Card so they have to wait on me.
Thanx for the link anyway
Glad to help...
After quite some time with my old set-up including Avira Premium, now I replaced it with F-secure AV 2011. So far everything is nice and smooth (may be because I'm running Prevx without SO). But it's true that F-secure's I/O reads and wites are excessive. Otherwise feels really light, no significant slow down of boot time or file operations. I'm really glad they took off the 2011 AV only version the Web HTTP scanner - an utterly useless, clumsy peace of misunderstanding. Sorry for my harshness. I hear though the exploit shield in the IS version is pretty effective.
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