Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Sep 2010 20:38 UTC, submitted by fran
Bugs & Viruses "To mark the first anniversary of Microsoft Security Essentials, the company has released some sobering statistics it has gathered during the past year via the free anti-malware software. According to Microsoft, Security Essentials has been installed on 31 million computers worldwide. Out of that group, 27 million users reported malware infections during the year."
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by bassbeast on Thu 30th Sep 2010 21:58 UTC in reply to "MSE"
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You might want to try it again. I too noticed the same about a year ago when I first tried it and switched to Comodo, which I still use on XP and Vista, but for some reason Comodo didn't seem to play nice with certain windows updates nor the Windows 7 system restore (I use SR to test apps for compatibility).

So I decided to give it another try about a month ago and MSE works great now. Same as you I don't do auto scanning and MSE has so far been well behaved and stayed out of my way. So you might want to give it another try, they seem to be fixing the older bugs quite quickly and have a pretty solid product now. And of course you can't beat free!

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