Microsoft Security Essentials - Any Use It?

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

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  1. DarkSilver

    DarkSilver MSI Afterburner

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    So, after all, MS did plan to kill Windows Defender.
    Good Work!
     
  2. ScuderiaConchiglia

    ScuderiaConchiglia NBR Vaio Team Curmudgeon

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    For anyone with MSE, they already did. I suspect they didn't automatically uninstall it as a safety measure until MSE final is out. That way if they needed to, Defender could be turned back on quickly.

    Gary
     
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    The current version of MSE is the final version.
     
  4. ScuderiaConchiglia

    ScuderiaConchiglia NBR Vaio Team Curmudgeon

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    Why do you think it is the "final release"? I don't think that is so. There are messages on the MSDN forums (and elsewhere) indicating that the final release will actually uninstall Windows Defender. The current release did not do that. (Unless there is a newer release than 1.0.1611.0 that I haven;t seen yet.)

    Gary
     
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    There is beta version of MSE out recently. LINK
     
  6. DetlevCM

    DetlevCM Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    It has come out of Beta ages ago.

    Edit, Ok, Beta of a new build.

    But then that's just like CCleaner... new build every now and then...
     
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    It has? My bad then. Sorry.

    EDIT: Wait, 1.0.1676.0 has come out of beta? I dont think so.
     
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    proview3r Notebook Consultant

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    How do you install Microsoft Security Essentials onto a Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium laptop? When I tried to install, it gave some error about 32 bit and 64 bit...
     
  9. DarkSilver

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    Where're you downloading the MSSE? Get it directly from Microsoft. Some websites were providing 32bit MSSE which can't be install in 64bit Windows.
     
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    I agree and I won't argue that point, I suppose in this case, I simply cast aside the fact that his MSE install didn't disable Defender as it supposed to, I told him to check that, and for me that's the end of it. My original post was just me being irked by multiple posts saying the same thing without offering something new. I'm all for mindless Internet banter, but for some reason in this case it irked me.

    I should clarify, the version thing was a misunderstanding on my part, I should've used the word "current" instead of final, I used the term final relative to the beta version and was simply referring to the version that's not-beta.
     
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