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Microsoft Security Essentials

How would you rate Microsoft Security Essentials?

  • 5 stars

    Votes: 19 54.3%
  • 4 stars

    Votes: 12 34.3%
  • 3 stars

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2 stars

    Votes: 2 5.7%
  • 1 star

    Votes: 2 5.7%

  • Total voters
Dec 30, 2007
1,127 (0.31/day)
Bitola, Macedonia
System Name Brutus
Processor Intel Xeon X5660 @4.42GHz
Motherboard Asus P6T Deluxe V2 @ P6X58D Premium
Cooling CoolerMaster Nepton 120XL + CM Nano
Memory Kingston DDR3 1600 (24GB) @1680MHz (9-9-9-24-1T)
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 1080Ti FE @1631/1538
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD + Toshiba 1TB HDD
Display(s) Samsung 24" S24D300 + 2x LG LED 24"
Case Antec Twelve Hundred
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Power Supply Sama Forza Modular 750W 80+ Gold
Mouse Cooler Master Devastator II
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
I have it on my pc aswell, and i gave it a 5. Ok, it isn't KAV2010 but it's pretty dam good at dealing with them filthy bastards, its free and you dont even notice that it is running. Thats enough for me to give it a 5
Jan 27, 2010
4,034 (1.38/day)
Processor I7 920 @ 4.1
Motherboard ASUS Rampage III Extreme
Cooling Custom water cooling
Memory 3x2GB Mushkin
Video Card(s) 580
Storage 320GB
Display(s) BenQ V2400W
Case Custom
Audio Device(s) on board
Power Supply Antec TPQ 1200w
recently switched over from avast and like MSE ... its a lot more user friendly i think
Jun 2, 2007
5,105 (1.31/day)
Processor Core i5 3570K
Motherboard AsRock z77 Pro4
Cooling Zalman CNPS10X Extreme
Memory 2x4GB GSkill Sniper
Video Card(s) MSI GTX970 Gaming
Storage 240GB OCZ ARC 100, Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Display(s) LG 23" 1920x1080
Case Antec P100
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Antec Edge 750W
Software Windows 8.1 Pro 64
Indeed. Like with sex, all you need is some abstinence. Stay away from the pornography sites, warez sites and the like, and it will be pretty difficult for you to pick-up a system crushing virus.
Tell that to the people that were picking up Antivirus 2009/2010 from friggin Facebook.


New Member
Aug 28, 2006
1,370 (0.33/day)
Chippenham, Wilts, United Kingdom
System Name As easy as falling off a lorry
Processor Core I5 2500K auto tuned to 4.2ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P
Cooling Corsair H80 sealed water cooler
Memory 16gb Gskill Ripjawz 1600mhz
Video Card(s) XFX 6970 2GB
Storage Corsair 120GB Force 3 SSD, OCZ 60 GB Agility 3 SSD, Seagate 500GB, 2x80gb Maxtors
Display(s) DELL 2309w 23" Widescreen 1920x1080+ LG M2294D 22" 1680x1050 LCDtv/monitor
Case Zalman Z9 Plus
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty Pro
Power Supply PC Power&Cooling 750w Silencer Quad PCIe
Software Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
TheLaughingMan changes name to Rip Van Winkle...:laugh:

I think it is as good a product as other a/v software; but, don't come down on the him/her, because of their opinion on a poll. That is why that choice is there. I voted 4 stars, 'cause, IMO, I don't think it is the best and has room for improvement.:)
Hat complained that someone voted 1 star without leaving a comment, that was what I was referring to. Of course everyones entitled to an opinion, but they should state it instead of just voting!
Oct 12, 2008
5,660 (1.67/day)
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System Name Ha/AhHa/Dell
Processor QX9650 SLAWN C1/i7-980x/i7-6700K
Motherboard GA-X48_DS4 (F3B bios)/Gigabyte x58A-UDR3 v 2.0(modded FH bios)/Dell Foxconn 0XJ8C4 Z170
Cooling CNPS9900 LED/H60/ 3 pipe-center fan-air
Memory 8 Gig of G.Skill F2-8800CL5D/24 Gb Corsair Vengence/ 24Gb Samsung DDR4 2133
Video Card(s) Galaxy NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960/PowerColor R9 280/ASUS R9 380X Strix G1
Storage All have SSDs with HDDs for extra storage and backup/Dell-M.2 Samsung 850 EVO PCIe
Display(s) Asus 266H/Viewsonic 1080p/HP ZR24W
Case CM-690/CM-690 II adv/Dell 8900 series
Audio Device(s) All use on board (Realtek) w/2.1 speakers
Power Supply PC P&C 750/PC P&C Silencer 950/CM 700 Extreme
Mouse Logitech
Keyboard Logitech
Software Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit/Windows 10 Pro - 64bit/Windows 10 Pro - 64bit
Hat complained that someone voted 1 star without leaving a comment, that was what I was referring to. Of course everyones entitled to an opinion, but they should state it instead of just voting!
Thank you, I mis-understood. Accept my apology.:)
Oct 30, 2009
1,362 (0.45/day)
System Name Beast, little beast
Processor Core i7 2600K 4.5GHZ 24/7, Core i7 Xeon6 core 3.6GHZ 24/7
Motherboard Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 1155Sckt, EVGA X58 sckt 1366
Cooling H80, H100
Memory 24 gigs DDR3 1600Mhz Gskill RipJaws,12 gigs DDR3 1600Mhz Gskill Ripjaws
Video Card(s) 1 Nvidia 670 eVGA FTW, 1 Nvidia 580 eVGA
Storage 1- WD Black 640GB, 1X Samsung 1.5TB, 2 X 160 WD Veloc Raptors Raided
Display(s) Hanns-G 28" 1920X1200, Acer 24" 1920X1200
Case rig#1 Dismatech test bench, rig#2 Made By Bill Tech Bench
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply Antec 1000 Watt, PC power&cooling 850 watt
Software both Rig's, Win7 64Bit
Benchmark Scores rig #1 4.8GHZ @ 1.375 Volts. running 4.5GHZ 1.272 Volts 24/7. Rig #2 4.6GHZ @ 1.3 Volts 24/7.
Tell that to the people that were picking up Antivirus 2009/2010 from friggin Facebook.
I agree that is how 2 of my computers got the Antivirus 2010 was from facebook. With kids and some adults now days it seems they live off facebook. The virus was gotten by just browsing different friends facebook pages nothing was downloaded, but I'm sure something on those web pages was clicked on to get the computer infected.
MSE has saved my tail several times already.....:>)
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New Member
Mar 21, 2005
1,462 (0.31/day)
Maribor, Slovenia
Processor Core i7 930
Motherboard Asus P6X58D Premium
Memory 6gb SuperTalent WB200UX6G8
Video Card(s) xfx radeon hd 5970 black edition
Storage Intel X25-M 80
Display(s) Dell UltraSharp 2209wa
Case Haf 932
Audio Device(s) Integreted sound card
Software w7
my rating: 4 - very good
- uses only a small amount of resourses
- don't bug me with annoying popup messages
- is freeware

what more can you for 0USD/eur?


Eat, sleep, game!
Aug 29, 2004
7,123 (1.46/day)
Great Yarmouth, England
Ive been using MSE for a while now and Im very impressed. Its reliable, has low resources usage and is FREE.............what more could you ask for? :rockout:

With any luck, this will put Norton out of business ;)
Jun 11, 2008
378 (0.11/day)
Staffordshire, UK
System Name My Updated Gaming Rig
Processor Intel Q6600 @ 3.15 GHz :-)
Motherboard MSI P6N SLI Platinum
Cooling Zalman 9700
Memory 8GB G.Skill DDR2 @ 5-4-4-14 (933mhz) OC :-)
Video Card(s) 2 BFG 8800 GTS 512 in SLi
Storage 2 500GB Hitatchi Sata 2 in RAID0 Hitatchi 1TB Sata2 for DATA
Display(s) Samsung Syncmaster 2232BW 22" LCD
Case Coolermaster Cosmos
Audio Device(s) Creative Audigy 2ZS
Power Supply Akasa 850W Gaming PSU
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Benchmark Scores Don't believe in benchies I prefer actually using the PC
voted 5 very impressed so far, quick simple suprising for MS lol