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I tested some recently and was very impressed with ESET.
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Javascript, Flash, and Ads are blocked.

How is it using a neutered non-javascript browser?

There's also HTML5 exploits and all kinds of other delivery methods
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I don't think you guys realize how bad MSE is.

I don't know what the hell people have been reading, but it fails nearly every third party testing it's ever been on.

You want real AV protection, get something that actually works.

http://www.av-comparatives.org/

http://www.av-test.org/en/home/

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Years of OCN antivirus threads with MSE as recommendations even with awful protection reports and now Microsoft themselves are saying that their product is a joke.

Will this finally stop the stupid?

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MSE is garbage. Maybe you should do a little research on recent ratings for it. I've had 4 family members and friends come to me with viruses picked up while they were running MSE. All of them had multiple infections.
High IQ has very little to do with common sense. For example, you don't have to download anything to get a virus.
^This.

Agreed with all of these, MSE is the worse thing you can use when it comes to virus protection. Quiet possibly the easiest protection to get around in my own personal testing, it's sad that people actually use and recommend it. Also those that say they don't have a virus, relying on MSE to tell you if you have any infections or not is just like running nothing at all.

Every windows machine I work on I always install Malwarebytes and Avira, you would be surprised just what MSE fails to detect.
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How would you know? If you never used an anti-virus that you don't have one right now?

I'm honestly confused by the likes of you.

Agreed, arrogance like this just leads to major problems. Just because you are smart when browsing doesn't mean you cant get infected.
Edited by XAslanX - 10/5/13 at 3:13pm
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-snip-

Enjoy smile.gif

Crap that needs complete redoing of its settings to be anywhere near usable, that eats a trumpload of resources? No thanks.

If Microsoft takes away MSE/reduces support on it, I'll just get rid of it entirely and go like I've been for many months in my secondary computer. AV-less, with weekly Malwarebytes/SAS/Spybot scans.

 

That seems pretty inefficient and counterproductive, if you get a virus the day after your scan, you just screwed yourself over. That's like having your plan be to get stitches every time you fall off a bike instead of wearing a helmet to prevent it in the first place.

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How is it using a neutered non-javascript browser?

There's also HTML5 exploits and all kinds of other delivery methods

No idea because I use Chrome which can block JavaScript on a site by site basis.

I also downloaded Kaspersky, just so I can point and laugh, when the results come back. Have been scanning the past four hours and found ZILCH. Just like I thought. I NEVER get viruses because I know what im doing.

People that get viruses, keyloggers, malware, rootkits, botnets, greyware, adware etc. etc. do so because they are computer illiterate.


EDIT:Also Just because someone can build a computer and install an OS and Steam does not make them computer savvy. A monkey could build a computer its not hard. Savvviness comes when you can fix problems without Google.
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Enjoy smile.gif

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Enjoy smile.gif

I got sick of Avast and it's false positives. All the damned time. A few months ago it even blocked outlook.com.
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I got sick of Avast and it's false positives. All the damned time. A few months ago it even blocked outlook.com.

Avast randomly decided to gobble up my realtemp last week. sad-smiley-002.gif
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Microsoft Security Essentials was only ever for people who didn't want to shell out for real AV protection or who wanted something really lightweight to run on old, single core machines.

Kaspersky AV is cheap and great. If you want good protection use their product.
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