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"microsoft Admits That Security Essentials Is Just A Basic Anti-Virus Product"

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"Microsoft has aggressively promoted Security Essentials until not a long time ago, saying that it provides at least similar protection as any other anti-virus product, including rival software from Kaspersky, ESET, Symantec, or Bitdefender.

 

Holly Stewart, senior program manager of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, admitted in an interview with Dennis Technology Labs, a company that performs anti-virus tests on a regular basis, that Security Essentials is indeed designed to remain “at the bottom” of all rankings, so users should really install third-party protection." Read more here http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsoft-Admits-That-Security-Essentials-Is-Just-a-Basic-Anti-Virus-Product-386213.shtml

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Hi Zurchiboy, I know that Microsoft's Security Essentials really does not have a large amount of folks using it for just that reason. There's AV products (even free versions) out there with much better detection rates as this article points out. The AV testing proves this time and again. The free version of Immunet being used as a companion AV to MSE would be a much better option at keeping your computer protected than just relying on MSE alone.

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I agree. Even though immunet is a relatively basic program. It has some more features than MSE. It just isn't common for a company to admit something like that.

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