Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 49

Thread: Microsoft Security Essentials BETA is out

  1. #21
    SG Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,943
    So it is still beta, any ideas when it will be RTM?

  2. #22
    Certified SG Addict CableDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    26,786
    Just found an infected MP3 file. Glad I never played it.

  3. #23
    Ft. Couch! morbidpete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    W. Warwick RI
    Posts
    7,272
    So do we recommend this over avast? Running Win 7 Ultimate

  4. #24
    SG Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,943
    When does this product got to OEM? Any ideas?

    thx

  5. #25
    Dr Tweak mnosteele52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Chesapeake, VA
    Posts
    11,912
    Quote Originally Posted by 24giovanni View Post
    When does this product got to OEM? Any ideas?

    thx
    It hasn't been announced but it is speculated sometime around the official release of Windows 7 in late October.


  6. #26
    SG Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,943
    Quote Originally Posted by mnosteele52 View Post
    It hasn't been announced but it is speculated sometime around the official release of Windows 7 in late October.

    Good to know.

    thx for letting me know.

  7. #27
    Moderator YeOldeStonecat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Somewhere along the shoreline in New England
    Posts
    50,900
    Quote Originally Posted by morbidpete View Post
    So do we recommend this over avast? Running Win 7 Ultimate
    Avira over Avast
    MSE over Avira
    MORNING WOOD Lumber Company
    Guinness for Strength!!!

  8. #28
    Ft. Couch! morbidpete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    W. Warwick RI
    Posts
    7,272
    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Avira over Avast
    MSE over Avira
    really? avira over avast? never liked avira. i felt like people had more issues with there pc when i switched them to avira.

  9. #29
    Second Most EVIL YARDofSTUF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    69,990
    Quote Originally Posted by morbidpete View Post
    really? avira over avast? never liked avira. i felt like people had more issues with there pc when i switched them to avira.
    Shouldnt if you set it to the highest settings, Avira finds more than Avast.

    I actually went from NOD32 to Avira and have been happy with its results and performance.

  10. #30
    Moderator YeOldeStonecat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Somewhere along the shoreline in New England
    Posts
    50,900
    Quote Originally Posted by morbidpete View Post
    really? avira over avast? never liked avira. i felt like people had more issues with there pc when i switched them to avira.
    Always did, found Aviras detection rates a bit better, and I had far far far too many complaints from end users about their systems running slow/bogged down when I would put Avast on their machines.
    MORNING WOOD Lumber Company
    Guinness for Strength!!!

  11. #31
    SG Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,943
    Using this with avira antivir good enough for my computer's security, malware and what not?

  12. #32
    Certified SG Addict CableDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    26,786
    Quote Originally Posted by 24giovanni View Post
    Using this with avira antivir good enough for my computer's security, malware and what not?
    I wouldn't run two AV's at once.

  13. #33
    Moderator YeOldeStonecat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Somewhere along the shoreline in New England
    Posts
    50,900
    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    I wouldn't run two AV's at once.
    QFT! Running 2x (or more) antivirus programs at the same time on a computer, not good for stability, real time protection of each AV can interfere with another, and even reduce the real time protection effectiveness of both. You can disable the real time protection of one and use it just for scans.

    Quote Originally Posted by 24giovanni View Post
    Using this with avira antivir good enough for my computer's security, malware and what not?
    Many things combined will contribute towards the security of a computer.
    No single solution is 100% effective.
    *Maintain Microsoft Updates and updates on all other web programs installed
    *Don't leave blank Administrator passwords
    *Stay away from sources known to be avenues of malware
    *Use smarts
    MORNING WOOD Lumber Company
    Guinness for Strength!!!

  14. #34
    SG Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,943
    IS MS security essentials and what YOSC said above enough then?

  15. #35
    Second Most EVIL YARDofSTUF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    69,990
    Quote Originally Posted by 24giovanni View Post
    IS MS security essentials and what YOSC said above enough then?
    Well that would depend on how effectively you use your smarts.


  16. #36
    SG Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,943
    Does anyone know why when I set it to run a full scan at a certain time that it does not start?

    thx

  17. #37
    SG Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,943
    Quote Originally Posted by 24giovanni View Post
    Does anyone know why when I set it to run a full scan at a certain time that it does not start?

    thx
    it actually does work, it take about 15 minutes to start after the scheduled time. strange

  18. #38
    Moderator YeOldeStonecat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Somewhere along the shoreline in New England
    Posts
    50,900
    MSE rocks man! Yesterday a colleague brought in a hard drive from a PC that would not complete booting to desktop, the screen would simply go solid blue background...mouse cursor was responsive..but nothing else. Not even safe mode.

    Slaved drive to our bench PC here, started browsing the users profile directory, right away MSE started to jump up alerts. MSE found about 25 trojans, MalwareBytes found another 32.

    And this PC was protected by AVG! All these trojans slipped past it.

    It had been bit by a new rogue variant called XP Deluxe Protector
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/viru...luxe-protector

    User was a heavy Facebook user, and Limewire!
    MORNING WOOD Lumber Company
    Guinness for Strength!!!

  19. #39
    Mental Metal Minister Jamie_R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    10,452
    seems you can still get it here.
    .

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

  20. #40
    Mental Metal Minister Jamie_R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    10,452
    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    User was a heavy Facebook user, and Limewire!
    love those .... and they never listen when you try to tell them ...

    oh well - repeat business
    .

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Similar Threads

  1. HijackThis log any help would be great
    By char in forum Software Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-26-08, 07:06 PM
  2. Microsoft will push IE 8 public beta
    By Sava700 in forum General Discussion Board
    Replies: 65
    Last Post: 03-04-08, 11:44 PM
  3. HijackThis Help!!!
    By Banshee 79 in forum Network Security
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-01-07, 08:24 PM
  4. winantivirus again
    By robertdempster in forum Software Forum
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-20-07, 09:57 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •