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News Microsoft Security Essentials hits beta

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 24 Jun 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    I think I'd trust a Microsoft Anti-Virus/Spy/Mal product, why wouldn't you? You run their OS so what's to be worried about?
     
  3. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    will the final product be free?

    i'll consider it depend on the result of installing into VMware, if it's non-intrusive. as long as there is an option to completely disable 100% prompts, i'll use it. that's the exact reason i use Nod32, a few tick boxes and never be bothered by it, ever.
     
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    SlickGnome New Member

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    Wow, already hit their cap. Not accepting any more users at the moment.
     
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    k4p84 New Member

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    If it works and is free i'll gladly use it. I'm awaiting news of the law suits though...................... I hope MS make it: Optional / Removable so that if you chose to bog down your system with a hug of an app like Norton you are free to do so.
     
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    Kúsař regular bit-tech reader

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    It's a good thing for lazy/noob users who are carelessly running spambots on their PCs.
     
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    Not available in England is what it's teling me :( i would've given it a go too
     
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    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    I did hear that MS are bring out a free Anti Virus, not sure if this is it.
     
  10. Pyr0

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    If you sign in to Connect, you can sign up for the Microsoft Security Essentials Beta there.
     
  11. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    only allows the sleekest mircosoft malware!
     
  12. dicobalt

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    I hope this means that OEM's will stop shipping Norton and Mcafee preinstalled. I have more faith in Microsoft making a product that will work better with the OS then those two slobs. I am so sick of uninstalling security software that doesn't work. I don't even use antivirus and never get viruses because of my usage patterns, but when I must use one repairing botched up bot PC's I use AVG and Antivir, they are the only Antivirus that actually work. I will be testing this Microsoft package when it is released final.
     
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  13. Nicb

    Nicb Let's discuss among ourselves

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    Microsoft is like the mafia to me. "If you accept our malware we will grant you protection from all others"

    That too..... :eyebrow:
     
  14. dicobalt

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    Generally when you extort someone you don't do it for free. This software will be free. They are simply providing antivirus that actually works (unlike Mcafee/Symantec). Because OEM's are failing to do so. A smart business move to protect users and make their product look better.
     
  15. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Come on, I expect better from bit.
     
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    The thing you have to remember is that alot of viruses are installed by users and not through a security hole in the OS. You also have to realise that Microsoft is a very big company and it will be totaly different teams working on Windows and this product. Which means its pretty much no different to either Symantec or Mcafee.
     
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    honestly alot has been improving in MS this past years even though people say Vista is a FAIL, reality is, its still a big step from the old Windows architecture before, and with 7, still MS has raised the ante, I wont be surprised if their Virus solution actually works well.
     
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