Microsoft Security Essentials
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"Just like Microsoft too."
Before I even say my concs to this, I will tell you that I am a master in computer security and I have worked along side with MSE for dectection and improvement so I know what I am talking about when I'm about to tell you. 1. MSE team themselves: You give them a suggestion they respond in a excuse and the same excuse they give to you all the time "No software offers 100% protection..." Ya we get it we don't need to hear the same excuse over and over again. They lack the ability to cooperate with suggestions. 2. Their detection ratios: I have seen MSE database and I am just gonna say this, their detection ratio is lower then anyother AV I have ever used or seen. For all those who say "I have not gotten a virus yet" that's because you haven't gotten hit yet. Just wait untill you get hit by them. This program will fail. 3. Real Time Protection: Since 1.0 and 2.0, I have suggested to them to add heuristics/advanced heuristics, email scanning, automatic updating, web protection, and self-defense protection. It is now version 4.0 and MSE has not yet added any of these features. This software is way behind any other AV out there. Also their anti-spyware protection is even worse then their anti-virus protection. I don't even know if there was anything relateing to spyware or adware in their database. Lastly, Cmpatability: This software is not friendly with other protection software, such as anti-spyware like Spybot, Malwarebytes, or Superantispyware. Using them with MSE will cause your system to crash, hang, and slow way down. That means that you are now only able to use MSE by itself, which is wrong because it should be compatable. Summarizing this all up, MSE is the last free AV I would use or even recommend to others. If you want to continue using this program, it's your free choice to do so. I am only warning you from someone who has worked along side MSE. Once you get hit by viruses, trojans, etc you will understand what I am saying. I will say this one more time again, If your one of those people saying "I haven't gotten any viruses since I installed this" if a virus was blocked by MSE would have alerted you meaning you probably haven't been hit yet.I Read your reply and your review. Here is a perfect example of what I was saying. I didn't mean I worked for Microsoft in my review, I was saying I wa with them for malware hunters and product improvement. I don't know about about your part of "any positive reviews on this is from people who work for Microsoft". Many of these people just don't know so much about AVs. On the outside of this product, it may seem like a dream AV because of its ease settings and nothing complicated. Though, you should clear up something in your review. You said you had Avast and MalwareBytes. Both Avast and MSE have AV engines and should not be used together, but MalwareBytes is ok. When you installed MSE, did you remove Avast from your system to avoid damage? If so, did you go to avasts site and download there removeal tool to remove any remains? Lastly, I don't know who first replied to this because I cannot see the name, but who ever did, you are better off switching back to AVG, I will tell you that.
Updated on Aug 6, 2012