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Microsoft Security Essentials Not All That Great?
Posted on May 05 2011 03:04 AM by BogenDorpher in Security

In a recent test from AV-Test, Microsoft's popular and free antivirus program, Security Essentials, received a very poor score. Security Essentials scored second to last in a test that tested 22 different anti-virus programs. As PCWorld reports, Microsoft free and popular antivirus program received a poor score when compared to 22 other anti-virus programs.

Microsoft's Security Essentials was awarded a 'pass' certification at the end of the test.

"Microsoft is offering a free of charge virus scanner: MSE. The product is missing effective email and web protection and also dynamic detection/protection technologies, so the product performs worse when compared with other free or paid AV/ISS offering.

That's the big problem with this tool - the majority of the other products tested includes such protection features, so they are performing better in our tests.

And we expect that they are performing better in the 'real world' as well, which is the focus of our tests," said Andreas Marx of AV-Test.

Read full story @ WinBeta

Your Comment?


May 05 2011 08:36 AM
MSE is great for those who do not rely on their antivirus program to protect them from malware.