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Thread: Microsoft Security Essentials BETA is out

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    Microsoft Security Essentials BETA is out

    http://www.microsoft.com/security_es...resources.aspx

    "protection against viruses and spyware, including Trojans, worms and other malicious software."

    They've been doing very good in the tests at AV-Comparatives.org

    No nags, just quietly works.
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    Grabbed it.

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    Cat, IYO, Do you think this M$ product is better than ESET or Kaspersky?

    Thoughts?

    thx

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    Too early to tell..gotta give it a while to show steady performance. They really ramped it up for the upcoming release, the last AV-Comparatives article it edged both of them out a tiny bit. Been doing very well at other reviews too.

    Time will tell, I suspect it will do quite well. I suspect it will become the best free AV for sure.

    The one compliant people have so far, no logging feature. But again, it's still just BETA...will be final soon though.

    But the BETA release hit it's 75,000 mark..it's over for now. Keep checking.
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    Didn't try it yet. Too damn lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Too early to tell..gotta give it a while to show steady performance. They really ramped it up for the upcoming release, the last AV-Comparatives article it edged both of them out a tiny bit. Been doing very well at other reviews too.

    Time will tell, I suspect it will do quite well. I suspect it will become the best free AV for sure.

    The one compliant people have so far, no logging feature. But again, it's still just BETA...will be final soon though.

    But the BETA release hit it's 75,000 mark..it's over for now. Keep checking.
    How much memory does it eat up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    Didn't try it yet. Too damn lazy.
    How come?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24giovanni View Post
    How come?
    Zero motivation, just can't seem to care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    How much memory does it eat up?
    On the Windows 7 Ultimate rig I have running on an old P4 HyperThread 2.8 with 2 gigs of RAM, it's using 40,800K.

    While a tad on the heavy side...it doesn't feel too heavy. If it's detection rates are top notch, cleaning ability top notch, totally free and nag free....seems to even out the package well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Good stuff there. Checking out some of his other videos too.

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    Installed on Windows 7 ultimate with no problems.

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    Not accepting more peeps for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    Not accepting more peeps for now.
    lol.

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    Very good program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    Very good program.
    Yessireee!
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    Not eating up too much memory on Vista Home Basic.

    22 MB & 588K

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    Is it still in Beta stage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24giovanni View Post
    Is it still in Beta stage?
    http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
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