Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Nov 2010 00:27 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Well, this was to be expected: an anti-virus company complaining that Microsoft's Security Essentials - by far the best anti-virus tool for Windows - is anti-competitive. Microsoft recently began offering MSE as an optional download via the optional Microsoft Update service (which is not Windows Update), and Trend Micro (a patent troll) is going into boo-hoo mode over it.
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It Actually Works
by aust77 on Sun 7th Nov 2010 02:08 UTC
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As a full time Linux user, I don't worry too much about anti virus software, but recently I installed MSE on a relatives computer (who does not have a broad knowledge of computers) via Windows Update and I find it to be a good program that does not pester you too much but gets the job done--to an extent.

Basically, if you treat your Windows install with care, MSE will help you ensure it is secure. For example, the PC I installed it on has been in use for a year, and MSE was able to detect 6 potential exploits and deal with them accordingly.

I appreciate Microsoft finally making anti virus software built with a insider knowledge of Windows--after all, they made it. Now I hope more people will not have to worry about the annoying nightmares we call Symantec, Norton, etc.

Good luck and safe computing to all!


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