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just been reading about this and the reviews are all good , is anyone useing this ? if you are what do you think of it ? this is free to download and updates to stop the latests vi

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    Microsoft Security Essentials - antivirus - is this any good

    just been reading about this and the reviews are all good , is anyone useing this ? if you are what do you think of it ?
    this is free to download and updates to stop the latests viruses etc

    im looking for a good free antivirus

    what do you people think ?? .



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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials - antivirus - is this any good

    It's well rated amongst the free antivirus programs, as such I've been using it for a few weeks.

    Seems ok, certainly doesn't slow the machine down as much as the free version of AVG 8.5 (worth noting that all AV software slow your computer down to some degree) but I've nothing else to compare it to.

    It scans USB devices as you connect them - it gave a false positive on an old keygen on my 'PC setup' pen drive (deleted it anyway).

    However, I don't click through on pop-ups, only use webmail at home and delete spam without reading it anyway so I've not had cause to test it in that way.

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials - antivirus - is this any good

    thanx m8 for the reply , i might give it a go myself

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials - antivirus - is this any good

    Good reviews all around. I've been adding it to clients' machines lately. Note that it does a WGA check before installing.

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials - antivirus - is this any good

    if i am able to get the updates ok , would i be able to install this on my computer. ?

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials - antivirus - is this any good

    Quote Originally Posted by ttony View Post
    if i am able to get the updates ok , would i be able to install this on my computer. ?
    If you're g2g on win updates, then you should be okay.

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials - antivirus - is this any good

    ok thankyou

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials - antivirus - is this any good

    If your version of windows is erm,,cough, cough, borrowed then a would not put MSE on it as my mate did and 2 weeks later he got rumbled.
    In the licence agreement it states that windows will do checks on your OES and also check 3rd party software.
    He had a VLK code and the usual other bits but his OES was declared not genuine.
    MS have several upgrades coming soon to the Genuine Advantage Tool aswell so be careful mate..
    http://www.digitalworldz.co.uk/22937...windows-2.html

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials - antivirus - is this any good

    ok m8 thankyou ...and it cough cough is

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials - antivirus - is this any good

    Been using it on all my machines since it came out and has the lowest footprint out of all the anti-virus except Vipre.

    Running on a box which I use for scan hards disks which clients bring to me (usually riddled with spyware and viruses). The box also has McAfee, symantec, AVG, vipre and kaspersky and its seems as good as any of them for detection.



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