Microsoft Security Essentials - Any Use It?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by HTWingNut, Nov 29, 2009.

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  1. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Potato

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    Is anyone using Microsoft Security Essentials as their anti-virus software? Thoughts or comments? I'm considering it, because it's free and I hear it's pretty robust and uses little system resources.
     
  2. Tinderbox (UK)

    Tinderbox (UK) BAKED BEAN KING

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    I have been using it for a couple of weeks and it`s not bad, it can use quite a bit of cpu usage when scanning and can take a while for a full scan.

    Give it a go and see what you think.
     
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    DetlevCM Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I moved to MSE from Kis 2010 because on a SSD KIS is painful :( 2010 is a mess.
     
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    I use it, I like it.
     
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    bulik Notebook Consultant

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    using it for my three computers. i like it.
     
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    I use it on my desktop (W7 x64) and laptop (XP x86), without problems, but with satisfaction.
     
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    usapatriot Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I've been using it on my college notebook, however, I rather use a more dedicated product like Avira on my desktop where I do all my downloading and such.

    Seems like a solid product to me.
     
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    DetlevCM Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    So how is Microsoft Security Essentials "Less dedicated"??
     
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    avast for great justice
     
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    I've been using it since it was first released as a non-beta. Liked it, I normally don't get viruses anyways so can't comment on its detection performance.
     
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