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 12:37 UTC
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"MSSE was able to detect 536,535 samples what's a very good detection score of 98.44 per cent."

> That is pretty good

98.44% SOUNDS very much but it isn't very good if you compare it to the other tested FREE antivirus tools. in my (unfortunalety german) linked article MSE comes to 96 percent.

avast 97.87%
avg 98.66%
avira 99.41%
panda cloud 99.88%

so in relation MSE had the worst detection rate... beside the other bad facts:
- no email scan
- bad on-demand & on-access speed
- problematic update interval
- MUST registration to microsoft's spynet community

i'm not anti-ms; i bought a couple of ms products but MSE is lousy.

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