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post #41 of 112
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Originally Posted by Munkypoo7 View Post
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
http://www.av-comparatives.org/image...od_feb2011.pdf


I do wish that the detection rates were better. MSE does have few false positives, but at the expense of malware detection. I am surprised how well Avast did. I have been using Avast on my desktop and MSE on my laptop. Might have to change the laptop back to Avast. :0
Edited by AtomicFrost - 5/6/11 at 4:12am
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could that not mean it thought the .apk was a windows trojan?
i an see mse not liking a .apk file as its and android/linux based program.
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Remember firewalls? Yeah that used to be a staple software business before MS integrated a firewall into Windows. At first it was integrated but disabled by default then it was eventually enabled by default. Hopefully MS does the same with MSE.
Mosgt people don't waste their time with software firewalls that prevent little, if nothing - because the point of a firewall is to protect an internal network from an external network, so most people that have networks have firewalling on their router/switch/hub/bridge, where the firewall should be.

MS will never be allowed to enable MSE, because that will lead back into the morasse of anti-trust. Firewalling, on the other hand, is a function of an OS, just like other OSes have firewalling, and pretty much every decent router which will have a far superior firewall.
post #44 of 112
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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.
There's a difference between the old Norton and the new one. 2010 is actually quite good. Not good enough for me to pay for, but it's no lolMcAfee...
post #45 of 112
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Originally Posted by Evil Penguin View Post
Pfft.
Would've though less people on here use AV software.
I've used Windows long enough to know what to do and not do on the internet.
I have had unprotected sex with chicks in bars for long enough to know.......wait how long do I have to live?

*end logical comparison*

It doesnt matter how cool, slick, knowledgeable, under the radar, or technologically versed you are, all it takes is one, and it doesnt always come from the skanky website in the corner, sometimes is the quiet well mannered one you think you can trust.
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post #46 of 112
I run Astaro firewall at home and with webads, malicious sites, and uncategorized blocked it seems to catch everything. I always believe in a strong Gateway antivirus solution, then the client AV doesn't have to work as hard. MSE is working good on all my computers. I have Norton on my Mac Pro (free from comcast) and I've never seen it alert me to anything.
    
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^^^
That might or might not be good. You are either not running across any malware; or the AV is not detecting any malware.

Even though at work, they filter and check everything, and I mean everything, with heavy duty scanning, managed switches, enterprise routers, and applications servers - there is still the occasional malware to be had that makes it through and goes undetected until someone like me starts noodling through the system and finds stuff.

Of course, AV has a downside. We have one piece of software that basically is similar to ping, but for the telemetry systems and access points that we use, and it trips the AV all of the time, even though it is legit. So then we have IT make an exception, but once the next AV update comes down the pipe, the software is borked again - something that happens at least every week.

I think NortonAV is "the worst", not because of it's abilities, but because of their incessant begging for your cash, and the fact that it sucks back more CPU and wears out a hard drives faster than any other application imaginable.
post #48 of 112
MSE, is great! This article..... is well.. a virus? Well all I can say, is that MSE is just fine for me.
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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.
I agree with that logic... who knows Windows better than its own developer? I disagree about the firewall though, it's aggravating and it's the first thing I disable on any Windows install along with UAC.
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post #50 of 112
I cover myself with MSE and PC Tools. MSE is ultra lightweight and non intrusive.
And from my experience of trying most AV programs (incl the new Norton and Avast), is that there are plenty of rootkits that will get in no matter how you protect yourself.

If you want to be safe rather than sorry, just run combofix once in awhile and check hijackthis.
    
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