has anybody tried m$ security essentials?

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has anybody tried m$ security essentials?

Postby bdub » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:36 am

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

just wondering if there is any word on how good it is, and if it has any compatibility issues with other virus/malware programs?
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Postby Karlsweldt » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:30 pm

I doubt that MS wrote their own version of anti-virus programming. Too many already on the market. Likely they license a product from another top-rated company, with some slight tweaks.
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Postby fussnfeathers » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:26 pm

Karlsweldt wrote:I doubt that MS wrote their own version of anti-virus programming. Too many already on the market. Likely they license a product from another top-rated company, with some slight tweaks.


Actually, it is an MS written code. It's essentially OneCare stripped down to just A/V-antimalware. I tried the beta, and it was OK, didn't really slow my system down much, but it didn't prevent me from going to sites that had obvious malware on them. Personally, if you want to go free, I still prefer Avast and MalwareBytes as a good one-two punch.
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