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Microsoft Security Essentials Fails AV-Test Certification

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Drone, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Drone

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    Bad news:

    http://www.ubergizmo.com/2012/11/microsoft-security-essentials-fails-av-test-certification/
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I almost switched from AVG to MSE not to long ago but said no, This makes me glad I did.
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    Some reading those tests:
    Bitdeffender appears to be the winner (this month, this is changing all the time)
    But it also is showing a realy bad impact on computer performance (where MSSE is the best, btw)

    compromises, compromises...
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    Use Avast then. :toast:
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    I think that now MSE is built into Windows 8 and Anti-Virus companies are butt hurt from that MSE will always have "bad" reviews. As a matter of fact I bet the European Union will sue MSE for not offering a choice much like IE suit.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Awww come on mail man, Everyones not all out to get MSE.....
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    Its not MSE. Its Microsoft sir. They built in a anti-virus to the new OS. There is a LOT of money there that isnt going to security companies. Don't you find it strange MSE lost its certification its had since day one the month Windows 8 came out? How much you want to bet the EU will sue them?
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Just like the same thing that happened to windows defender in windows 7?
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    Windows Defender isnt the same thing as MSE.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I understand that but it was met with the same type of criticism.
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    Yeah but now Windows 8 is even worse. Ill bet you a beer they will get sued.
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  14. Drone

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    Opening a folder full of files with turned on MSE realtime scanner takes longer than with Avast. So impact on performance is questionable.
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    in Win8, MSE is built in to Windows Defender. Doesn't that make them the same?

    I don't see built-in AV protection a bad thing. Surely they don't expect surface users to go out and buy Norton for their tablet
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    This is the main reason why I switched to Avast after being an ardent user of MSE since its first release. Very noticeable on a folder with a lot of exe.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    not in windows 7. ;)

    And i too think its a good thing its now included, but i also think tmm is right.
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    If you keep MSE updated, this is a no issue. If you see the results, MSE got it worst at catching undocumented threats...well that and rootkits but those a bitch to deal with. Every other test met the industry average.

    For a free AV I'd say the results are fine.
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    Thats always been the case. This is why you combine MSE with Malwarebytes. Even MS says that.
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    People still use antivirus software?
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    AVG is bad IMO. Been running MSE on my own PCs since it released and put it on my mother's and sister's PCs and they don't have a problem.
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    MSE is good, I use it but still prefer Avast for locking down most computers.
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    I have used MSE since it's inception. I happen to agree with TheMailMan here. The fact that it is integrated into windows is why all the sudden they have lost there certification. The fact that they have installed it into there OS will give the EU cause to sue! I love it it have worked far better than AVG and is way less intrusive. Leaving a small foot print and take a hell of a lot less resources too. And one more thing that is even better than all this, IT IS FREE!!!! This is not sitting well with all the big Anti-Virus companies. Why not go after apple for NOT having viruses? I will continue to use it and it will continue to protect me.
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