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Keith Nelson
19 Jan 2011

My subscription to McAfee Internet Security Suite was coming up for renewal and I made sure it did not auto-renew. I then downloaded and installed MSE 2. So far, so good. Instead of slowing down my system and adding time to the boot-up process, I have found just the opposite. I've recouped speed and resources. The interface is really easy and updating is a cinch. I keep wondering when the shoe is going to drop!

Posted by:

Ken
19 Jan 2011

Using MSE in a netbook, tried to remove and reinstall, cannot remove MSE tried everything that was recomenend....cannot install any antivirus

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Chris
19 Jan 2011

Hi Bob,

Is the Microsoft scheme called Spynet or Skynet? You use both terms in your article! I believe you also need to install Windows Genuine Advantage (a misnomer if ever there was one...) in order to get MSE2.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sorry, should have read SpyNet. Typo fixed, thanks.

Posted by:

entu windsword
19 Jan 2011

mse 1 slowed down my xp machine,3.0ghz+ht+1gb ram,but not my other 2,with 2.0ghz amd duel core+2gb ram or 2.66 intel quad+4gb ram both running windows7 64 bit,
but went back to avast av and iobit 360 any way.

Posted by:

chesscanoe
19 Jan 2011

I've been using MSE version 2 the day it was briefly made available as a beta, and love it. I suspect few know how it works, since it has multiple functions, most of which are versioned on their own, e.g.
Security Essentials Version: 2.0.657.0
Antimalware Client Version: 3.0.8107.0
Engine Version: 1.1.6402.0
Antivirus definition: 1.95.4280.0
Antispyware definition: 1.95.4280.0
Network Inspection System Engine Version: 2.0.5854.0
Network Inspection System Definition Version: 9.1.0.0
Policy Name: FEP clean-up policy
Policy Applied: 11/9/2010 at 9:35 PM
The down arrow next to MSE Help shows this information. Since I don't have the skill set to prove the worth of MSE version 2, I'll just wait for a future knowledgeable comparative test of this super free product. I find its overhead to be inconsequential except immediately after it's updated, when it takes maybe 30 seconds of heavy CPU use to do whatever it does. Scanning a download is very fast on my Win7x64 4 core system.

Posted by:

Cory McIntyre
20 Jan 2011

Based partly on your advice I switched to Microsoft Security Essentials last year. I haven't found any negative issues with it. My computer seems to run faster than with the latest version of Norton and the latest free version of AVG. Currently I use Superantispyware, Spybot, and Zone Alarm (all free versions). I have not had any virus/spyware infections. All in all, I am very satisfied with Microsoft Security Essentials.

Posted by:

JJ
20 Jan 2011

I will not download MSE! Through the last 20+ years I have used many security systems and suites and finally settled on IOBIT Advanced SystemCare Pro, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and after McCafees hiccup last year switched to Bit Defender Security Suite. Of course I religiously download all MS/Windows updates as well as any other updates ie: Java, Adobe, etc...and last but definitely not least I like to see what Bob say's on a multiple of technological subjects!

Posted by:

Dr. Keshav Sharma
20 Jan 2011

MSE2 is definitely better than the previous version. It is able to detect and report malwares which many other free and paid pieces of software do not report. Good work my MS and I strongly recommend it.

Posted by:

Steve
20 Jan 2011

I have deployed MSE 1 and the upgrade of 2 on many a machine and mainly removed Nortons and Avast.

Some older pentium 4 machines have trouble with MSE but on the whole very good software. I removed Avast from one machine and installed MSE and it immediately detected a worm.

Posted by:

Francis Reilly
20 Jan 2011

Bob,I'm running Trend Micro Titanium 2011,and find it to be very reliable.Are there ratings on that program.I use Firefox,and I browse in the Private Browsing mode.How does that sound to you.

Posted by:

Chris
20 Jan 2011

Hi Bob, I have been using MSE for nearly a year on a Windows 7 P4 machine. I started using it after my Kaspersky ran out and having used and paid for just about every AV software there is, decided I would try a free one. I have not been disappointed. I find that it sits onubtrusively in the background and just doesn't bother me. I run a variety of anti-spyware checks (SpyBot etc.) every now and then but find that they don't come up with anything alarming.
My computer is used by my family so it gets the usual games/shopping/downloading music type usage. I tend to give it a clean and defrag every other month as I install/uninstall progams regularly. These are usually games or free software (music/video tools in the main).
I suppose what I am saying is that as long as you are careful with what you view/download and keep things up to date and tidy, you should be okay.
Looking forward to MSE2!
Chris

Posted by:

Janet Slivinski
20 Jan 2011

I have MSE on both computers and I like it.

Posted by:

dennis
20 Jan 2011

MSE seems good - picked up an annoying trojan but it takes so long. It took 1h 45 mins to scan my 9.83GB used space c drive.
Also updates take forever.

Posted by:

murtyvoonna
20 Jan 2011

I have been using since the day I had installed windows 7 on three machines. It is very good and I have not faced any problem so far. It detects virus and removes well.

Posted by:

Chris
20 Jan 2011

I have been using MSE in Windows 7 and have not experienced problems whatsoever. I dumped ever since ESE Smart Security for good.

Posted by:

John
20 Jan 2011

I have installed MSE on many client computers over the past year and love it. It's simple, uses low resources and just works. MS finally did something right. Hope they keep it up.

Posted by:

William
20 Jan 2011

Hello,can I use MSE2 and McAfee security center

together on a windows 7 OS 64 bit ?

EDITOR'S NOTE: I would not recommend using both. It's redundant, and possibly a source of problems.

Posted by:

Joe Marinan
20 Jan 2011

Replaced AVG with MSE-2 2 months ago, and am well satisfied. One problem despite checking everything going in or out, it insists on a weekly scan, which cannot be ignored or postponed. Monthly would be fine with me.

Posted by:

Wendyl
20 Jan 2011

I've been using MSE for about on my XP for about six months now. Prior to that I was using AVG, Spybot Search and Destroy, and Malwarebyte. I've since removed all those and find MSE does a better job than all of them combined.

The only downside is when MSE performs its automatic updates which is usually twice a day. Essentially, I have to wait till it's completed before I can perform any tasks, be it surfing the net, word-processing, etc. These updates will take anywhere from just a few minutes upwards to 45 minutes. Very frustrating when you're in the midst of a big project.

But I feel secure with MSE. And that makes it worth the while.

Posted by:

Snert
21 Jan 2011

I use MSE and like it. There's no conflict with my other anti-malware apps and if my system slowed down I never payed that much attention.

Everybody is in such a hurry nowadays, and the average attention span is just about as long as a broadcast tv commercial.

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