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  • 2.0 stars

    "Liked it at first but then came issues"

    November 13, 2012  |   By tomstars


    The quick scan is fast. There are no ads and the program is very simply designed and easy to use. Takes care of issues quietly. Light on system resources.


    - It failed to stop some viruses/malware or detect them later.
    - Missed scheduled scans did not run later.
    - Completed scans many times gave no information upon completion.


    I'm going back to Avast.

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  • Reply by wyzwyk on January 24, 2013

    @ComputerLuvr One shouldn't be surprised Microsoft would make it difficult to remove. ;-)

  • Reply by ComputerLuvr on November 23, 2012

    Have gone back to Avast too.
    MSE doesn't uninstall cleanly.

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