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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Comment by AnythingButVista
by AnythingButVista on Fri 1st Oct 2010 01:43 UTC
AnythingButVista
Member since:
2008-08-27

MSE is only good in XP. Unless you have an 8 GHz 16-core CPU and 32 GB of RAM, don't bother with it in Vista or 7. You might as well install Norton and you'll get a less bogged down system. Open a folder with many executables... such as your Downloads folder and it'll take an eternity for the system to respond while MSE scans those EXEs, even those that have already been scanned and have not changed. Yes, MSE seems to keep track of files that have already been scanned to make accessing them faster, but that track is lost on every reboot... and you know how "rare" reboots are in the Windows world...

Microsoft: How about celebrating the anniversary of MSE by releasing a version that allows decent performance when using your current OS?

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Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

You might as well install Norton and you'll get a less bogged down system.


... falls off the chair with shock.

I'd say its clear MSE if your not willing to pay money, NOD32 if you are. If your not willing to pay for an AV or Windows life will be grim.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

If your not willing to pay for an AV or Windows life will be grim.


Not if you have Vista or 7 and employ common sense.

Of the friends and family that I help with computers only one has gotten a virus in the past few years and that was after installing a game he had downloaded from a p2p network.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Please don't feed the troll, the guy is called 'AnythingButVista', I think that is a subtle hint that you're dealing with someone who is mentally unstable and irrational.

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morglum666 Member since:
2005-07-06

Something else is wrong with your machine.

I have a mid level laptop with Windows 7 pro and MSE impact is basically un-noticeable.

Great product.

Morglum

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