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MSE integrates quiet well with Windows as microsoft knows how there os works and i pretty much had no problem with MSE. And Windows Firewall also works great with regular updates.
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I've always used it because it's so low profile and effective. It's like the Red October of AV.
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I ran for years without an anti-virus program and never got infected. I ran passive scans every month or two to make sure. I now run MSE b/c it is free, light and system resources, simple interface, and generally stays out of my way.

I like MSE but if they were to start charging I would just go back to no AV. If you are smart enough and keep on top of things you can avoid nearly any chance of infection. That has been my experience at least, the only time a computer of mine has been infected was when I moved home from college and my family started using my rig. That was a long time ago.
Common sense can't protect you from hacked websites you visit using 0-day browser exploits. Virus scanners would update far quicker than a browser update. Malware is less and less dependent on you downloading and opening files from limewire/etc.
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fake chart!
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I was thinking about that, too. There are a lot of fake av review sites.
So, what are some reputable ones?
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MSE is quiet. Quiet enough that I never know it's running. That's what I like about it.

MSE, combined with a knowledge of how to computer, is really all anyone needs.
Exactly, how can the makers of their own OS not know how to recognize and clean viruses.

I use MSE and it catches all kinds of threats, combined with Google Chrome gives me a safe experience online.
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Personally, I find these results highly suspect. The products for which you pay are all at the top of the list (in fact, the ones that are most expensive) and free versions are at the bottom. This is coincidentally just when the industry starts marketing that free products are inadequate. I also find it hard to believe that MSE took such a nose dive in zero day exploit protection in one month....
This.

MSE is a great AV program. The only reason MS did not make something like this sooner is becasue they dont want to shut down an entier market. I find that MS is not bad with zero day exploits either. MSE updates all the time, and is very effective.
    
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Can't believe Norton actually is pretty decent. It used to be worthless like McAfee.

Guess I'll have to give up on Avast and switch to BitDefender. You can enable silent/gaming mode to prevent any kind of popups whatsoever, including quarantine/virus notification/updates if you want. MSE isn't special in this regard...
Norton is useless. Everytime I have to repair a computer for a computer that is running norton, I uninstall it and install MSE in its place. Customers are always happy about this, as everyone hates norton.

I remember years ago when I used to use norton. When it did manage to catch a virus it would almost never be able to remove it.

And wow that chart is such BS. No way is MSE second to last.

With MSE, it finds viruses and malware all the time. Everytime I go on a porn site MSE ask me if it wants me to clean my computer, and it never fails to do so.
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After using avira, Avast, COMODO, Norton and a lot of others I have forgotten I find that MSE works better than any of them and has less false positives. IMO it is also easier to use, has a smaller footprint and is in general way less annoying and it works.
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So, what are some reputable ones?
My favorite since.. phew plenty of years back is http://www.av-comparatives.org/.

On the February test MSE scored a well. Still topped out by Avira, but all considering, 95% is still fine for me
    
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