Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Dec 2010 22:06 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Windows While Microsoft's Security Essentials has been very well received because of its small footprint and unobtrusive nature, it didn't always rank among the very top when it came to its detection rates. Overall, I'd still say it's one of the best antivirus tools. Now, with version 2.0, Microsoft has improved the detection mechanisms, but of course, it'll take some tests before we can see how effective they are.
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by DaFreak on Sat 18th Dec 2010 10:13 UTC
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"it didn't always rank among the very top" ?

Nah, it always rank among the latest place!
http://www.chip.de/artikel/Microsoft-Security-Essentials-Test_43525... Last place on an actual test in June 2010. I don't think that it's far better with this new version.

If you care about detection rate and speed you won't trust MSE.

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