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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RE[2]: MSE
by darknexus on Thu 30th Sep 2010 22:51 UTC in reply to "RE: MSE"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

It was about a month ago that I was trying it out. I was surprised myself how poorly it performed for me, since most people loved it. Maybe I have an obscure driver conflict somewhere, it wouldn't be the first time. My system is an Athlon-64 3400+ 2.4ghz single-core with 2 gb of ddr-433 ram. Should be more than enough to handle MSE, but I never got it to perform acceptably. Avast on the other hand runs perfectly on it, so I went back to that. I don't use that machine daily anyway, I don't put AV software on machines I use regularly. Firefox with noscript/adblock/ghostery and a firewall take care of that, and I don't pirate software so I'm not worried about anything coming in from that vector.

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RE[3]: MSE
by molnarcs on Fri 1st Oct 2010 07:30 in reply to "RE[2]: MSE"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

Sorry, no idea what might cause this, MSE should run completely unnoticable on your hardware... ;)

I agree that you don't really need an antivirus if you know what you're doing. I don't download random shit from the internet either - I have a list of trusted programs for every task I need, use Chrome for browsing, don't open unknown attachments. Unfortunately, where I live, almost every PC is infected, so whenever I get files on a pendrive, MSE catches something!

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