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Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

.
really??

GTAIV when it's loading the splash screen also eats 49MB of RAM.

But wait. It's not actually doing ANYTHING.
   
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post #32 of 233
It is a shame that they keep working on Internet Exployer (which i dont think many people actually use) and dump MSE, which should come standard with windows.
post #33 of 233
Still good enough for me.
post #34 of 233
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Originally Posted by Namwons View Post

It is a shame that they keep working on Internet Exployer (which i dont think many people actually use) and dump MSE, which should come standard with windows.

And then get fined - again...
Cause MS should be forced to include all AVs and all browsers in their OS from the get-go, and have the popups convince them on what to keep or not... rolleyes.gif
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post #35 of 233
As long as MSE keeps up the standards in the annual AV reviews I'll continue using this and MBAM.
It really is lightweight, easy to use and anti-annoying.
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post #36 of 233
I like MSE but honestly it never made sense for MS to provide a 'free' antivirus solution. Keeping up with Malware is a 24/7/365 operation and it makes sense that an antivirus solution is subscription based product (I guess those freeware antivirus products manage to sell enough corporate licenses to make money).
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post #37 of 233
has anyone try to see if MS really said this ?
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post #38 of 233
i swapped to Avast! from AVG when AVG 2012 came out (ugh... what a step backward for a product). If i was on a system with limited resourced i'd probably have used WSE, but resources aren't an issue and frankly Avast! has been the best free antivirus program for a while. Yeah, the popups asking you to pay for it are annoying but you can turn them off in 20 seconds, and they stay off even through updates.

When you consider how hands off and user friendly it is I have to say it's been a joy to use.
 
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post #39 of 233
Been running Avast in silent/gaming mode and it's pretty much unnoticeable. Of course i check it from time to time for logs.

right now it's sitting at 46 MB RAM usage. Pretty lightweight imo.
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Originally Posted by mypcisugly View Post

has anyone try to see if MS really said this ?

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/security/384394/microsoft-security-essentials-is-designed-to-be-bottom-of-the-antivirus-rankings
Edited by ez12a - 10/5/13 at 11:11am
 
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On Windows 7 I've always used a combination of MalwareBytes (fantastic service, lifetime subscription, real-time scanner) and MSE... MalwareBytes can handle the load on its own, but MSE is nice to have tongue.gif
    
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