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The company has confirmed that it will be releasing the Nokia 6 this year. Uninstalling MSE with immediate effect. For now, that is.

October 4, 2013 Lady Fitzgerald Good Grief! AV-TEST's 2011 annual review ranked Microsoft Security Essentials last place in protection among all the products it tested. http://1pxcare.com/microsoft-security/microsoft-security-essentials-benchmark-test.html

Low number of false positives compared to higher ranked software Silent, automatic updates. Best Antivirus Software of AV-Test 2015 Okay, it’s no secret that Microsoft Security Essentials and AV-Test don’t get along. Join the Network World communities on Facebook and LinkedIn to comment on topics that are top of mind. Alas, we don’t judge malware on its ability to look good and be easy to use.

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Not only was it available for free -- it wouldn't hassle you and try to upsell you to paid antivirus solutions, like AVG and avast! We've been recommending MSE as the free antivirus to use for years because of this. Microsoft released a statement earlier, but it doesn't address Holly Stewart's comments directly: http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2013/10/09/our-commitment-to-microsoft-antimalware.aspx

October 11, 2013 Xhi I'm in complete agreement with Leo.

October 11, 2013 Rick P. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/mse-protect_scanning/news-from-microsoft-pcpro-article-mse/23fd79c8-71f0-4957-b29e-367997348088

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The software was tested using 153 pieces of zero-day malware (i.e. My personal feeling is that these tests are far from accurate representations of real world performance. The missed samples in both of these sections were where we focused our analysis, as we wanted to ensure we weren't missing anything impactful to our customers. Is Microsoft Security Essentials Good Enough In addition, 94 percent of the malware samples not detected during the test didn't impact our customers.”In his review, Blackbird points out that AV-Test only reports on “samples hit/missed by category,”

About the Author Chris Paoli is the site producer for Redmondmag.com and MCPmag.com. Killing them instead of beefing them up is stupid.

October 8, 2013 Xhi After some thought I think I will continue using MSE and recommending it to those I support until Over the years, it's slid in the test results, but Microsoft argued the tests weren't meaningful. or is it best to piece together a suite of software that specializes in each of these?

October 4, 2013 Lady Fitzgerald k_c_lemons said: Is avast!

We found it worked for us and we didn't like how heavy and obnoxious other antivirus solutions can be. Is Microsoft Security Essentials Good Enough For Windows 7 But the core of an antivirus is the detection engine, and Microsoft appears to be throwing in the towel here. If the company can't get this unit going, in terms of detection rate and responding to zero-days like the numerous AV firms do, then perhaps it's time to end the product. In antimalware testing against a range of products, AV-TEST failed to certify AhnLab V3 Internet Security 8.0, Microsoft Security Essentials 4.1, and PC Tools Internet Security 2012 out of a total

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