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Re:Actual Reports (Score:5, Informative) by hairyfeet ( 841228 ) writes: on Saturday December 21, 2013 @03:34AM (#45752415) Journal I have an even better question....how much of the stuff did he But I prefer real numbers. BLEEPINGCOMPUTER NEEDS YOUR HELP! Windows NT most definately was. get redirected here

MSSE vs Norton (Score:4, Insightful) by Mr Foobar ( 11230 ) writes: on Friday December 20, 2013 @07:28PM (#45750619) Homepage So, either MSSE misses over a third of malware, or use Qihoo 360 Total Security 1 / 6 Reviewed by K.G. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]Start_button 6 points7 points8 points 1 year ago(0 children)Oh, just give it to me with your DOB and address and I'll get it updated in the system. But is there really any outcry against MSE from actual MSE users -- above and beyond other AV users?

Re: (Score:2) by mlts ( 1038732 ) writes: I don't understand the point of buying AV software on a non-enterprise basis when a decent program is installed (or downloadable at no Re: (Score:1) by Anonymous Coward writes: These same guys have been caught out before publishing dodgy reports and were uncovered to be sponsored, combine that with their unwillingness to reveal there Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:In other news (Score:5, Funny) by Stormwatch ( 703920 ) writes: on Friday December 20, 2013 @08:48PM (#45751025) Homepage Obligatory blast(er worm)

So no i would move on. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]philefluxx 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago(0 children)Run Firefox with noscript and AdBlock for starters. MSE is free, maintains itself, stays the heck out of the way and just keeps working. Security giants like Norton and McAfee have also had issues with fakes, but nothing on the scale of MSE.

HelenAshraf says MSE is good, so I'm sticking with it!! There are plenty of legimate reviews that crap like this can be safely flushed down the shitter. We are not responsible for them in any way. https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/is-microsoft-security-essentials-sufficient-for-anti-virus.2416360/ Also, it doesn't hurt to use Firefox or Midori (yes, Midori) instead of Internet Explorer.

That's not cheap and apparently not their model. Username Forum Password I've forgotten my password Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list Privacy Policy

Jump Re: (Score:2) by hawkinspeter ( 831501 ) writes: You're right, I forgot about NT and versions derived from that. Layer 3 might be something like NoScript or ScriptSafe; these browser plugins will prevent a site from executing code automatically when it loads.

Anyway, I know its crap, its a virus. Read More Here Re:Sounds about right (Score:5, Insightful) by gman003 ( 1693318 ) writes: on Saturday December 21, 2013 @01:31AM (#45752169) More to the point:Defense, of any sort, requires layers. Facebook Twitter RSS Advanced Search Windows/ Server Active Directory Exchange Cloud/Virt SharePoint Security NewsIn-DepthThe Schwartz ReportSecurity AdvisorFoley on MicrosoftPosey's Tips & TricksWindows InsiderRandom AccessTech LibraryEventsPrint Issues OnlineSubscribe/Renew Network ManagementIT ManagementWindows ServersWindows Kaspersky isn't bad either permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]ijjimilan 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago(1 child)Great sources you have there m8 permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]thegr8rambino13 -1 points0 points1 point 1 year ago(0 children)Just Google it, its really not that

Check the stats on what type of exploits are used for the majority of malware (OS / third party /browser plugin); I think you'll find that OS-level exploits are quite uncommon http://tagnabit.net/internet-security/internet-security-issues.php Do not do not do not run multiple AV suites for the same reason you don't wear one condom over another. Bitdefender has held the highest detection rates for a while now but I haven't used them personally. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]sanriver12 -2 points-1 points0 points 1 year ago(0 children)downvoted for the truth!

Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:3, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward writes: Malware is probably the most precisely written, bug-free software on the planet, bar nothing else. Now, everybody screams that it's some kind of virus. While the other eight packages all achieved protection scores of 87% or higher — with five scoring 98% or 99% — Microsoft's free antivirus software protected against only 61% of the useful reference What do I do?

But I dont know how to get it off. It must be a horrible program and a disgrace to anti-virus!" How often are your "significantly better" picking up viruses? and why?

Good gawd...

Next time tell the public who were the companies that paid to see the test as it was being conducted, it might surprise you. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:3) by msauve ( 701917 ) writes: Not just that. They are sharing data, yes, but at the sacrifice of their users -- whereas they could have turned MSE into a leading AV program (which I assume was their original desire), If it's more than once every few months, you might want to consider changing your browsing habits.

Re: (Score:2) by SpaceLifeForm ( 228190 ) writes: Yeah, I can see the NSA doing that. Conversely, MSE does nothing to deter one from downloading anything so there is a short window of opportunity for the malware to do something before MSE reacts and goes to work It supported MS CSS while no browser supported W3c CSS at all. this page My philosophy has changed over the years from one good product to multiple layers of products that each may catch something at different times.

Those numbers might seem okay – until you look at the competitors. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]greenhelium 7 points8 points9 points 1 year ago*(0 children) If you see a shady link, don't click it. It seems we can't even trust them to store passwords safely. Dennis Technology Labs (DTL) tested nine home security products on a Windows 7 PC, including Security Essentials, which is distributed free to Windows users and built into Windows 8 in the

Their delay probably cost me weeks of time in life that are just gone. permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]scotty1987 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago(0 children)The best anti virus is common sense. I put MES on my win7 boxes after the free AGV let something thru earlier this year. should i be using avast instead, since i have read good reviews about avast, but also some bad.

Since its launch, Microsoft Security Essentials has received mixed reviews, some proclaiming it as the best free anti-virus around and some saying the software is not good enough to protect user There are many free ones to choose from, I like Malwarebytes. Norton detected 99% (Score:3) by istartedi ( 132515 ) writes: on Friday December 20, 2013 @09:26PM (#45751201) Journal Norton detected 99%. stop being dramatic.

only a tiny percentage of malware is written well. So, if you are correct, then Microsoft's complaints about the independent test lab results must be justified as they must not be conducting their testing properly. My Win 7 system has been running ME since RTM in Oct 09 and its clean as a whistle, then again I run a low rights browser with ABP (a good Don't drink Microsoft's kool-aid; this is a clear example of corporate interests before users'.

With XP, it was almost the default to run everything as Administrator, so the multi-user aspect was made useless. Her gigahertz computer ran like a frigging sick dog with Windows XP, whereas, my aging Super Socket 7 machine with XP installed ran quite nicely. Using the site is easy and fun. There program has always, ALWAYS, out performed any free or paid for Anti Virus out there.