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Old 09-29-09, 08:57 PM   #1
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[Geek] Microsoft Security Essentials is out

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

It is basic antivirus protection available for download if anyone wants to try it out. Just got released recently (think in the past 24-48 hours.)
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Old 09-29-09, 09:16 PM   #2
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So.... one has to ask..... How bad does it suck?

































I'm joking.... kind of.
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Old 09-30-09, 09:02 AM   #3
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So.... one has to ask..... How bad does it suck?

































I'm joking.... kind of.
This is how bad it sucks
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Old 09-30-09, 03:52 PM   #4
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http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

It is basic antivirus protection available for download if anyone wants to try it out. Just got released recently (think in the past 24-48 hours.)
MSE is mechBgon-approved That's what I use.

If you're interested in securing Windows, my Windows security guide is worth a look too. Antivirus software doesn't have to be your front-line defense, nor should it have to play that role.
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I just ran a test on MSE with the usual EICAR test file. It managed to grab it while the file was in Firefox's cache before it was even saved to the final location.

So, that gives me some positive assurance.

I know that MS Forefront's client security, although not advertised much, has been solid in the field, and from what I know, MSE is an offshot of this code base.
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