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About Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
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john galbraith

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Downloaded it yesterday.  Runs quietly in the background on a small amount of RAM, 5 - 7 megs observed.

The price was certainly right. Grin
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Just had an interesting morning of free anti-virus software juggling......

Been using Avira for a while, but started to tire of the "update to pro" nag screens, and occasional update server connection problems....
so I decided to go back to AVG free, which worked flawlessly for me before - but this time it completely borked up my internet and mail connections.
So I uninstalled it, and installed MS Security Essentials....and I've got to say that I'm impressed so far. None of the delays or other quirks that some of the other freebies seem to have...

Seems Microsoft has been on the ball lately.  Thumbs Up


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Dark Angel

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Only slightly cranky

Pity it can't detect it's way out of a wet paper bag.  Whistle
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Perhaps...I suppose time will tell.
Running it for about 5 hours now, and haven't been infected yet.... Tongue

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think I will wait a while and see what happens to you alpha testers for security essentials  Whistle  rofl
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fingerle

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From what I've been reading it compares quite nicely to the other free options. none stop all the nasties, Security essentials does rate above average in detecting and stopping them.

And NO DA... the stuff I've been reading isn't from an MS partner. Tongue

I've been using it for a couple months now and still haven't had anything sneak on to the system.
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From what I've been reading it compares quite nicely to the other free options. none stop all the nasties, Security essentials does rate above average in detecting and stopping them.

And NO DA... the stuff I've been reading isn't from an MS partner. Tongue

I've been using it for a couple months now and still haven't had anything sneak on to the system.
Concur - It's been working fine here as well  Thumbs Up and like Fing I been reading the same for non-MS folks
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fingerle

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Well, when MS puts out something that "claims" security, ya just have to go read up on it.

what with Microsoft's excellent track record.  rofl

It's nice to see them actually turn out a couple decent products for a change.
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They're just doing it to mess with ya  rofl
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Been using it here as well since AVG went the way of Nortens resource hog.
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