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off topic - Microsoft Security Essentials
Posted by: frank
Date: October 04, 2009 02:56AM

I have used AVG, Avira and Avast anti-virus programs ( all free ) in the past. Is Microsoft Security Essentials anti- virus program worth using? Anyone seen an objective comparison of MSE to the other 3 av programs?

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Re: off topic - Microsoft Security Essentials
Posted by: JujuLand
Date: October 04, 2009 02:46PM

What is common with the reason of this forum ? Nothing, so the next time try to use a more useful forum. This one is for K-Meleon and related subject.

To answer to your question, I think it's like if you put your money in a bank and set the same bank having the full power to manage it. You're then not able to see what they do with your money.

For me, the only way to avoid spywares and virus is to use another OS, Linux for example smiling smiley

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Re: off topic - Microsoft Security Essentials
Posted by: ndebord
Date: October 04, 2009 10:17PM

Alain,

FWIW, I did try Microsoft Security Essentials and my impression was mixed. It took forever to install (and uninstall), its quick scan was actually quick. It does mail home to Mommy Microsoft (a definite minus) and so at the end of the day, I uninstalled the puppy. Willing to reconsider if it become apparent that it is the second coming. <g>

N

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Re: off topic - Microsoft Security Essentials
Posted by: frank
Date: October 05, 2009 03:22AM

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ndebord
Alain,

FWIW, I did try Microsoft Security Essentials and my impression was mixed. It took forever to install (and uninstall), its quick scan was actually quick. It does mail home to Mommy Microsoft (a definite minus) and so at the end of the day, I uninstalled the puppy. Willing to reconsider if it become apparent that it is the second coming. <g>

@ndebord,

Thanks for your opinion.

@Forum,

I didn't know 'off topics' were no longer welcome here. Delete the post if you want.

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Re: off topic - Microsoft Security Essentials
Posted by: caktus
Date: October 05, 2009 07:30PM

I too tried all of them except MSE. Of the three, I rate Avast! as the best, easiest, most unobtrusive and user friendly. Avast is also an anti-spyware application. For more on the subject try Cnet Spyware, viruses, & security and their other forums for non-Km related issues.

Charlie

~~If it ain't broke, why screw it up?~~


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Re: off topic - Microsoft Security Essentials
Posted by: ndebord
Date: October 06, 2009 07:27AM

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frank
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ndebord
Alain,

FWIW, I did try Microsoft Security Essentials and my impression was mixed. It took forever to install (and uninstall), its quick scan was actually quick. It does mail home to Mommy Microsoft (a definite minus) and so at the end of the day, I uninstalled the puppy. Willing to reconsider if it become apparent that it is the second coming. <g>

@ndebord,

Thanks for your opinion.

@Forum,


I didn't know 'off topics' were no longer welcome here. Delete the post if you want.

Shrug.... there has been talk, over the years, about adding a new forum for off-topic subjects, but nothing much ever came of it. IMO, General is as, ah, general as it gets. I only get upset over spammers and some flame artists, but that's about it for my tastes.

P.S. And so it came to pass... after a decade of discussion about new forums, now we have 4! And it could not have come at a better time than now!

N



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Re: off topic - Microsoft Security Essentials
Posted by: xps
Date: October 07, 2009 05:25AM

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32644736/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets//

Review of 8 free av programs including all those you mentioned frank! Enjoy.

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Re: off topic - Microsoft Security Essentials
Posted by: disrupted
Date: October 07, 2009 06:34AM

trust no anti-virus.. trust-no-exe

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Re: off topic - Microsoft Security Essentials
Posted by: sam
Date: October 12, 2009 02:46AM

There is a thread on this topic at mozillazine.org, MozillaZine Tech Forum, if you're interested. http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=1314105&sid=5b5b922418c57970351bd82f9d22ac83

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Re: off topic - Microsoft Security Essentials
Posted by: guenter
Date: October 12, 2009 03:36AM

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frank
@Forum,

I didn't know 'off topics' were no longer welcome here. Delete the post if you want.

alain is one of our censors (moderator). And better than me @ this smiling smiley

He did not kill your post - he merely frowned.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/12/2009 03:45AM by guenter.

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