"I go fast!1!11!1!"
- Oct 13, 2008
- 25,561 (6.27/day)
- IA, USA
|Processor||Intel Core i7-6700K (4 x 4.00 GHz) w/ HT and Turbo on|
|Motherboard||MSI Z170A GAMING M7|
|Memory||2 x Kingston HyperX DDR4-2133 8 GiB|
|Storage||Crucial MX300 275 GB, Seagate Exos X12 TB 7200 RPM|
|Display(s)||Samsung SyncMaster T240 24" LCD (1920x1200 HDMI) + Samsung SyncMaster 906BW 19" LCD (1440x900 VGA)|
|Case||Coolermaster HAF 932 w/ USB 3.0 5.25" bay|
|Audio Device(s)||Realtek ALC1150, Micca OriGen+|
|Power Supply||Enermax Platimax 850w|
|Mouse||SteelSeries Sensei RAW|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro 64-bit|
|Benchmark Scores||Faster than the tortoise; slower than the hare.|
Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender were born out of the need to fight viruses that can prevent the successful installation of Windows and later, Windows security updates. The research they had to do there lead to branching off to a basic system to counter malicious software that security updates can't fix. The only thing one really can fault Windows Defender for is not being as intrusive, meticulous, and heavy handed as the third party solutions. Microsoft basically delivered what most people wanted. Popularity of third party antivirus programs therefore plummeted.