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  • 5.0 stars

    "Award winning AV"

    May 16, 2012  |   By c0ded


    Excellent easy to use set and forget Antivirus ,tested by many independent testing organizations such as virusbulletin avcomparatives which test most popular AV programs against thousands of viruses,trojans and other malware.
    MSE is as good if not better than the so called best paid antivirus programs it has great detection rates and rated the top antivirus program with the lowest false postives (this is when some AV programs detect good legit files and delete/quarantine them as virus/ malware ).


    None my desktop computer and x2 laptops are clean ,used free online scanner from other AV companies such as ESET nothing new detected


    Bought paid antivirus programs in the past tried MSE when the 1 year licences expired on my computers and it is doing just as good of a job detecting removing malware viruses even found malware on 1 computer another popular for paid AV programs missed when i installed this than done the first scan.

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  • Reply by MaDCrackeR on July 8, 2013

    *** have you been smoking????
    MSE is one of the worst AV programs out there. yeah it has a small foot print but what good is it if it's constantly being thwarted by the FBI virus and lame ass JAVA and Turbo C written viruses? considering it's written by the same people who have created VISTA and Windows 8.. duh no wonder it's crap!!!

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