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http://www.microsoft.com/products/ceip/EN-US/privacypolicy.mspx

how do you report something your system cant see?

Someone else with security knowledge would have to answer that lol
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post #32 of 65
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http://www.microsoft.com/products/ceip/EN-US/privacypolicy.mspx

how do you report something your system cant see?

go go AV patch => Can detect new virus => Report how many were infected => There you go
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If you don't want virus or malware don't go on those naughty sites and you won’t catch anything....smile.gif
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NO need for me...I don't do anything with the computer, nor am uneducated enough to not sense the red flags that would make me a victim to viruses, etc. And if I just happen to get one by doing something stupid, I just format, as no virus protection has been able to remove infected material properly. And the only means of defense is stopping the infected material at it's source by blocking it before it hits you, which I've only seen to work the most effectively on a Telus based AV software.
post #35 of 65
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go go AV patch => Can detect new virus => Report how many were infected => There you go
fair argument.

Another one though: is retroactively releasing definitions that other AV software can detect considered proactive? MSE will always be behind the curve to even free alternatives from Avast, etc? Just playing devil's advocate here.
 
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post #36 of 65
I guess it depends of the actual effect of being pro or retro active in real life usage terms.
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post #37 of 65
MSE kind of lost my credibility after it flagged my own prgram as a virus...but I still use it anyway
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On your rig.

Try using it on a computer like, let's say, 85% of the population owns.


Yes, it's a huge pain in the ass.

Yeah, I do on my GF's computer, which has a Celeron G530... it's fine.
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Yeah, I do on my GF's computer, which has a Celeron G530... it's fine.

A G530 is more powerful than 70% of the computers in the wild.

Also, normal people with non tech-savvy relatives usually have bloated to death computers, and while MSE runs pretty damn good even with a bloated system, Avast struggles like hell for things like opening the UI.
   
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Jesus, some people on here are unbelievable, still using this product when there are better free products out there? Is your loyalty to MSE's lightness on your system and you "never had a problem" that strong?

You do realise not having an observable problem doesn't mean your AV is working correctly... Low end malware makes a big scene on your PC the really dangerous stuff doesnt..
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