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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RE[2]: How does it rank?
by shadoweva09 on Fri 17th Dec 2010 23:37 UTC in reply to "RE: How does it rank?"
shadoweva09
Member since:
2008-03-10

Get a job repairing computers for the public, you'll find it doesn't matter how many security design features they added as over 90% (well, close to 100% really) of the users that get viruses install them manually.

Edited 2010-12-17 23:39 UTC

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RE[3]: How does it rank?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 18th Dec 2010 06:11 in reply to "RE[2]: How does it rank?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, I understand that. Why on earth would you want a Microsoft designed solution to that problem? You need a third party to objectively look at the problem with no possible conflict of interest.

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RE[4]: How does it rank?
by wanker90210 on Sat 18th Dec 2010 17:43 in reply to "RE[3]: How does it rank?"
wanker90210 Member since:
2007-10-26

I think it's a brilliant move. msft is large enough for hosting autonomous sections inside it.

The extra deluxe benefit is that there's (hopefully) some communication with the MSE department and the others in a way not possibly or desired by other companies that thrive on the fact that Windows is shit and ubiqutous.

If Microsoft was a ten man show I'd agree with you, but not now.

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RE[4]: How does it rank?
by shadoweva09 on Sat 18th Dec 2010 17:51 in reply to "RE[3]: How does it rank?"
shadoweva09 Member since:
2008-03-10

It doesn't matter who designed it, take the Gawker website password leaks where they didn't properly secure the passwords, 99% of security issues that actually cause damage stem from user error and ignorance of security. Even if it's just classic calling them up and tricking them into giving out there passwords.

Edited 2010-12-18 17:53 UTC

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RE[4]: How does it rank?
by Soulbender on Sun 19th Dec 2010 08:11 in reply to "RE[3]: How does it rank?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Well, the problem is that the 3rd party solutions are much worse than MS offering and quite often utterly crap.
The only AV solution I've ever heard anyone say anything good about is eset.

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RE[4]: How does it rank?
by bassbeast on Mon 20th Dec 2010 13:30 in reply to "RE[3]: How does it rank?"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Uhhhh...I hate to break the news to ya but it IS third party. MSFT just bought Giant Antispy/antivirus and brought the developers onboard. It is the same guys doing the same job they were before, they just get paid by MSFT instead of selling little shiny discs.

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