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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #105 on: July 20, 2009, 02:45:21 AM »
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I thought your screenshot might be a Windows update history page view available through Windows 7
It was .
There aren't any hidden or extra features in Win 7 that pertain to MSE.
Remember that MSE is still in beta and therefore still subject to changes before the final release.
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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #106 on: July 20, 2009, 03:14:26 AM »
I've become comfortable with XP / MSE now I have found my way around the behind the scenes stuff. I thought there could have been more available on the MSE interface in the way of logs, reports, etc...but thats just me. I am pleasantly surprised by the new development in Microsoft. Still only running it on one computer.

I'm unfamiliar with Windows 7 but have been fielding a few enquiries lately. No one running the 7 beta round here, so I guess I'm going to have to be the early adopter if I find the time.

I quite like the idea of having the option of a resident antimalware, if that is what MSE is going to be. And then I have mbam on the bench for when I want to use it, plus a few other tools. I cannot help but feel Windows 7 with MSE will become something of a standard from 2010. I would be running avast as resident antivirus with that combo, of course. Though still a bit of time to play out.
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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #107 on: August 01, 2009, 08:56:56 PM »
Seems that C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe could be easily killed.
Does this mean the protection is gone or only the icon on system tray?
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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #108 on: August 01, 2009, 09:01:47 PM »
I'm unfamiliar with Windows 7 but have been fielding a few enquiries lately. No one running the 7 beta round here, so I guess I'm going to have to be the early adopter if I find the time.

Hello mkis

i'm using windows 7 since beta, now running rc.did run mse for few days but removed it. avast is the one which clicked for me.

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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #109 on: August 01, 2009, 09:15:19 PM »
avast works in well with Windows. One of its chief assets.
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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #110 on: August 01, 2009, 09:22:32 PM »
Seems that C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe could be easily killed.
Does this mean the protection is gone or only the icon on system tray?
Only the system tray icon. If you check the task manager, you'll see that the process is still running.
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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #111 on: August 01, 2009, 09:27:01 PM »
Seems that C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe could be easily killed.
Does this mean the protection is gone or only the icon on system tray?
Only the system tray icon. If you check the task manager, you'll see that the process is still running.
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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #112 on: August 07, 2009, 04:40:39 PM »
Just found this interesting:
Security Essentials Review
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD1WfImw97E

Looks like mrizos has quite a few good videos available.

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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #113 on: August 07, 2009, 05:52:21 PM »
Thank you yokenny. videos are really good.


edit: but avast test videos are really demotivating.
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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #114 on: August 07, 2009, 06:33:42 PM »
Nice video Kenny. It should answer the question asked to start this thread. :)
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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #115 on: August 07, 2009, 08:20:16 PM »
edit: but avast test videos are really demotivating.

Those videos are really old.

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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #116 on: August 07, 2009, 08:35:23 PM »
oops! sorry, i didn't check the date. it happens some times,at least for me.

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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #117 on: August 20, 2009, 06:13:43 PM »
Microsoft Security Essentials has released an update and mine automatically updated just now:
Microsoft Security Essentials Version:  1.0.1500.0
Antimalware Client Version: 2.0.6212.0
Engine Version: 1.1.4903.0
Antivirus definitions: 1.63.1666.0
Antispyware definitions: 1.63.1666.0

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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #118 on: January 25, 2010, 04:12:20 AM »
I apologize for reopening this thread, but I have two question.

Given the recent release of Avast 5, have any of you (ie senior forum members) kept using MSE with active/real time protection running alongside Avast(with active protection)?

Is it worth it?

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Re: Will Microsoft's Free Antivirus App be Worth the Price?
« Reply #119 on: January 25, 2010, 04:57:31 AM »
I and most of the people who's computers I work on are on MSE only.I've been watching the forums, and Avast 5 will have to settle down a good bit before I can recommend it to my users as most know very little about computers.
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