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The corporate version (ForeFront) is essentially the same program but you are able to run your own back end server for monitoring and patch management. The client itself probably doesnt work any better than MSE.
They got that.

Question was: Why they miss so many AV's in their corporate section?
There's 8 AV's in this section...
http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/corporate-user/
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I run AMD so I don't get viruses.

So do I but I thought that was all just a bunch of marketing gimmicks they used? I also run Linux so...I'm not too worried. In Windows I only go online with Steam mostly so should I be worried if I'm still using MSE?
     
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Mse has their own forum,plus the forefront side,in the event a smart person did find a way in and was following guideline as per mse volunteer and ms engineer?you should let them know about their flaw,most rarelly need to reach ms engineer since those volunteer have access to a big database ,but it does happen.but the amount they speak here?highly unlikely.and if they did?those flaw will be closed by next security podcast by ms!
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You will end up with corrupted and unusable OS, AV's are not toys, they can make havok of your system. Install Avast free or CIS (Comodo Internet Security) if you need complete solution.

Why's that ?
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Really, some of you run 3-4 sets of Anti-Virus? kookoo.gif

Your poor, poor, computer...
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Really, some of you run 3-4 sets of Anti-Virus? kookoo.gif
Your poor, poor, computer...

They love to have "that feeling" that there's AV that eats all your ram smile.gif
It's impossible to achieve with just 1 AV on modern HW...
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For whats its worth.
I used to run MSE for quite a while on the house computers. Well, the computer my wife used mostly became "that machine". The one that I would have to format re clone every week. Yep that bad. Want to know where it mostly came from? Facebook. She was on Facebook a lot.
So, I swapped out to ESET Security Suite for the house computers. Bamn, pretty much problem solved. I just turned off notifications on her comp about blocking XYZ.
I ran ESET for the past 2 years. Lately though, it has been pretty disappointing for me. It actually catching stuff has been less and less and being able to lock stuff down hard, has been dummed down.
I am going to try out BitDefender for 2 years. Why 2 years. Because Newegg is running a deal for BitDefender Total Security 2013 - 3 PC's 2yr license for $19.99. LINK - use promo code. End 12/5
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For whats its worth.
I used to run MSE for quite a while on the house computers. Well, the computer my wife used mostly became "that machine". The one that I would have to format re clone every week. Yep that bad. Want to know where it mostly came from? Facebook. She was on Facebook a lot.
So, I swapped out to ESET Security Suite for the house computers. Bamn, pretty much problem solved. I just turned off notifications on her comp about blocking XYZ.
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I am going to try out BitDefender for 2 years. Why 2 years. Because Newegg is running a deal for BitDefender Total Security 2013 - 3 PC's 2yr license for $19.99. LINK - use promo code. End 12/5

Why not save money and headaches and throw her on Linux, a pad, or a Chromebook?
     
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Why not save money and headaches and throw her on Linux, a pad, or a Chromebook?

I tried. But she wont use anything else other than Office for word, excel etc. Showed her OpenOffice at the time, then LibreOffice. Nope. So, to save real headaches over the long run. Just keep her on Windows.
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I tried. But she wont use anything else other than Office for word, excel etc. Showed her OpenOffice at the time, then LibreOffice. Nope. So, to save real headaches over the long run. Just keep her on Windows.

open office is not a good alternative. it's buggy and crashes all the time. maybe libre office is, never tried it
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