Microsoft Security Essentials - Ars Technica review

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    acav Guest
    acav, Sep 30, 2009
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    1PW Guest

    Microsoft personnel have been said to recommend MBAM.
    1PW, Sep 30, 2009
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    Paul Jones Guest

    Paul Thurrott writes on 19/10/2009 at:

    "Microsoft previously reported that its new Security Essentials
    anti-malware solution (see my review) had garnered 1.5 million downloads
    in its first week of availability. Well, the numbers keep going up:
    After two weeks, the download total stood at 2.6 million. Also, the
    company tells me that Microsoft Security Essentials has achieved ICSA
    Labs Anti-Virus Certification on Vista Ultimate 32-bit and Vista
    Ultimate 64-bit in the Desktop/Server AV Detection & Cleaning Testing
    criteria. This certification builds on its October certification from
    West Coast Labs."
    Paul Jones, Oct 25, 2009
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    Dustin Cook Guest

    Oh.. I've gotta save this for my quotes. Tolerable on a quad.. I love it.
    Dustin Cook, Oct 25, 2009
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    responder Guest

    I join in your assessment.

    Bogs everything down...besides, with AVG..MBAM...ThreatFire and more,
    this is overkill..
    responder, Oct 26, 2009
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    Paul Jones Guest

    Shame it does not work for the two of you.

    IMO it is better than all of the above as it uses far less system
    resources. Avast and MBAM are still both on my system but real-time
    protection has been disabled for the two of them and my PC has never
    been better.
    Not sure why you think it would be "overkill".

    I have installed it on several systems with different hardware
    configurations now (over 30 PCs in 5 different locations) and all work
    These PCs were all built and the OS installed by myself so I know there
    is no other software installed that could cause issues with MSE.
    Looking at various newsgroups where there have been issues reported with
    MsMpEng.exe, the cause has always been found to be some other process
    causing the issue.

    This will become the standard anti-malware software before too long.
    The only thing that will cause its uptake to be slowed down is the
    bundling of inferior products on new PCs. Something done by system
    manufacturers to increase profits.
    Paul Jones, Oct 26, 2009
  7. I expect many people will wait to see if it lasts longer than MSAV.

    Regards, Dave Hodgins
    David W. Hodgins, Oct 26, 2009
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    Beckett Guest

    I wouldn't listen to him, I beleive he is the same person who attacked
    my computer skills credibility when I complained about the same issue
    with MSSE a little while back. I said it was ok on my multi-core PC
    but on my single core PC it was killing performance and was viciously
    attacked for it.
    Beckett, Oct 26, 2009
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    Paul Jones Guest

    What? Please provide evidence of this vicious attack.
    Paul Jones, Oct 26, 2009
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    Paul Jones Guest

    Do you like to change names?
    Are you Antonio López de Santa Anna?

    If yes, you were the one who was rude and obnoxious.
    Paul Jones, Oct 26, 2009
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    Dustin Cook Guest

    Dustin Cook, Oct 26, 2009
  12. From: "David W. Hodgins" <>

    | I expect many people will wait to see if it lasts longer than MSAV.

    | Regards, Dave Hodgins

    MSAV -- OEM of CPAV bought by Norton.

    Passing fad for Win3.1x at best.
    David H. Lipman, Oct 26, 2009
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    Beckett Guest

    OK, maybe it wasn't you but someone did when I brought up the exact
    same complaints.
    Beckett, Oct 26, 2009
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    Beckett Guest

    Ah yes, it was most definitely you. Do you work for Microsoft?
    Beckett, Oct 26, 2009
  15. By then we had MWAV to protect us. :eek:)

    ....can't have those nasty viruses messing with Leisure Suit Larry.
    FromTheRafters, Oct 26, 2009
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    Beckett Guest

    BTW, looks like you were the dweeb fuckstick now that we have other
    experienced people confirming what I claimed all along. Where's your
    apology, fuckstick?
    Beckett, Oct 26, 2009
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    Paul Jones Guest

    Like I said, "Please provide evidence of this vicious attack."

    Shall I:
    On my Win7 32-bit I see not heavy CPU (Intel dual core) usage at all.
    Opening any folder sees explorer.exe jump up by 5-10% cpu usage for a
    split second and then back down again. Certainly less cpu usage than
    Avast and MBAM.

    "This is on 2 different computers that I tested it so are you saying
    both my computers are equally fucked? I don't think so."

    I am not saying anything about your computers.
    Unless of course, as two computers is a very small test sample, both
    your computers are, as you so eloquently put it, "fucked".

    Yea, the usual argument of an idiot

    Don't be so hard on yourself as I was not blaming the hardware or OS
    You really are a bit slow on the uptake aren't you?
    It was not my intention to apportion blame anywhere. But looking back,
    maybe the operator, being a complete and utter moron, must take the
    credit. In case you still don't get the point, that is YOU!

    You have no point except to try and contradict me so **** off wanker.

    Such bad language. Not very good in a debate are you?

    I've been using computers since 1989. That's probably at least 20
    years longer than you, numbnuts.
    Paul Jones, Oct 26, 2009
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    Paul Jones Guest

    Wow, the only thing that makes any sense in that sentence is the
    profanity. English is not your first language?
    Now go away and come back with you next name change.
    Paul Jones, Oct 26, 2009
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    Paul Jones Guest

    Time will tell but take up so far tells a different story.
    Luckily for the other anti-malware developers MS are not going to bundle
    it with the OS or offer any incentives for OEMs to bundle it with PCs.
    They should still expect their sales to reduce though as the MSE has no
    'pay' version. You get real-time scanning for free and likely as
    features are added they will be available to all for free (no Pro
    versions etc).
    Paul Jones, Oct 27, 2009
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    Joe Moore Guest

    Talk about "spin"!

    If the first week saw 1.5 million downloads and the second week saw
    1.2 million (2.6 million total after two weeks minus 1.5 million of
    those which were downloaded the first week), the numbers are going
    DOWN, not UP!

    Or does the author believe the fact that the TOTAL is increasing is
    really news?

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    Joe Moore, Oct 28, 2009
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