MS Security Essentials?

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MS Security Essentials?

Post by camaroguy1998 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:10 am

Has or is anyone using MS Security Essentials?
Win7 updates offered it, so I thought I'd give it a try!
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Re: MS Security Essentials?

Post by ratNukit » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:18 am

I've been using it since the end of 2009 and never had a problem with Windows7 since then.
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Post by InspectahACE » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:16 am

I've been using it and the shop i work at uses it (and implements it on some repairs). Never had issues with it.
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Post by KnightRid » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:41 am

Been using it since AVG started to get bloated and never had a problem yet.
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Post by Sparky » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:47 am

I've been using it on my daughter's netbook and one of my spare's for a while now. It's good but slow scans.
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Post by FZ1 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:37 am

Love it...doesn't use many resources, has integrated updates with Windows and many have rated it among the top in virus/malware protection.

Runs fast on my machine although I'm using an SSD :)
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Post by Major_A » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:58 am

The only thing I don't like about it is the software slows down copy and pastes. Other than that it's a pretty good piece of software.

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Post by Darkstar » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:57 am

i have probably installed it on 20 systems (including 2 of mine) and it seems to be pretty solid.

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Post by dicecca112 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:54 am

Major_A wrote:The only thing I don't like about it is the software slows down copy and pastes. Other than that it's a pretty good piece of software.

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Um what? How can it slow down copy and pastes? I have never seen this behavoir
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Post by skier » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:31 am

Ive stuck with it since AVG version 8 came out [there was no way to exit the program, it's gotten significantly worse since then even] installed it on every system i've built and my friends systems
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Re: MS Security Essentials?

Post by Major_A » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:25 pm

dicecca112 wrote:
Major_A wrote:The only thing I don't like about it is the software slows down copy and pastes. Other than that it's a pretty good piece of software.

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Um what? How can it slow down copy and pastes? I have never seen this behavoir
Let's say I download the latest build of AIDA64. I extract the files there are roughly 50 files in the folder. When I go to copy and paste to overwrite the old files it takes about 30 seconds. When I don't have MSSE running and do the same it takes less than 5 seconds. I am assuming it is just scanning every file I am essentially writing to the drive.

Give this a shot and see if you can replicate my "feeling" results.

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Post by dicecca112 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:33 pm

What OS are you running? I can't replicate this on Windows 7, both on my fresh install on my BootCamped Mac Pro, and a Virtual Copy that I have used for months.

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Re: MS Security Essentials?

Post by Major_A » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:42 pm

I was running it on Windows 7 x64 for a bit. The copy/paste issue bugged me enough to uninstall it. Now I'm just running Malwarebyte's to serve my security duties.

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Re: MS Security Essentials?

Post by DragonFury » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:55 pm

I have to agree with Major on this on, I do a lot of copy pasting and it does get in the way at times. I do like how fast it is, but I wish I could turn off the monitoring crap so i can use just the basic functions, so i scan what I want when i want and how I want.

I have turned off everything dealing with auto crap, but it still hangs in my task bar telling me my computer is not protected..........
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