Microsoft Security Essentials

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  1. BiscuitBee
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    http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

    Does anyone want to be the test subject? [​IMG] I'm pretty happy to see Microsoft come out with a free anti-this/that program.

    There is a quick review over at arstechnica.com which gave the product some praise.
     
  2. Jiggah

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    Uh...it's been out in BETA for a while (I've had it on my PC). It's been tested and the most of the reviews is that it's pretty damn good, especially for being free.
     
  3. playallday

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    What's wrong with a free AV like Avira? I love that one... [​IMG] It even picks up Cake Mania. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jiggah

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    MSE is free, low resouce, and it integrates well with Windows OSes.
     
  5. da_head

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    Nice link da_head. Everyone should check that out. [​IMG]
     
  7. Satangel

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    Yeah thanks! Very interesting info in there, glad I picked Avira a long time ago.
     
  8. piratesmack

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    Security isn't a product, it's a process.
     
  9. Elritha

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    Just installed this on my laptop. I have to say I'm pretty impressed so far from the low resource usage and simple user interface. The real test of course will be if it can pick up malware and viruses. Reviews so far have been good overall.

    I'll be sticking to a better AV for my desktop for the time being. [​IMG]
     
  10. david432111

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    I have a legit version of kaspersky installed on my comp right now, but when the license expires I might switch over to this.
     
  11. RupeeClock

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    Windows Defender is cack, but people seem to praise this, hmm.

    But Avast is treating me very well at the moment anyway, easily better than Norton and F-Secure from my experience.
     
  12. Frederica Bernkastel

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    I've heard a lot about this, and was rather interested when Microsoft said that they were gonna make an independent anti-malware program.

    Windows Security Centre and the other bundled freebies are sucky, but so far this has been pretty excellent.