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* Intelligent high-speed scanning
* Automatic protection against viruses
* Gaming mode to suspend alerts & updates
* Immediate protection against all threats
* Virtual keyboard to enter passwords
* Anti-Phishing
* Parental controls
* Put your files in a protected area
* Run untrusted applications securely
* 12 month protection, for up to 3 PCs

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#1
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspx

it is free, and just as good/ if not better
#2
Kaspersky is free if you have barclays online banking. Clicky
banned#3
Aeschylus;7776325
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspx

it is free, and just as good/ if not better

Source?
#4
Aeschylus
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspx

it is free, and just as good/ if not better


Microsoft one is only a free antivirus. Doesn't have a firewall.
#5
Aeschylus
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspx

it is free, and just as good/ if not better


:giggle::roll:
#6
its only me
Microsoft one is only a free antivirus. Doesn't have a firewall.


It happens to be one of the best antivirus out there, and as more and more people switch to it, it will become even better. Just cause something is free doesn't mean it performms worse.

And windows xp and above comes with a free firewall !

If you want one with more gui options in a firewall there are plenty of those about free too (I use comodo, very good, though I'm using an older version for maximum compatibilty with a few things, free lifetime license. )

I'm getting so bored of these antirius offers, that are all poor value because you can't really beat the free ones for domestic, normal usage... Guess they've got alot to get rid of though....
1 Like #7
conradish
It happens to be one of the best antivirus out there, and as more and more people switch to it, it will become even better. Just cause something is free doesn't mean it performms worse.

And windows xp and above comes with a free firewall !

If you want one with more gui options in a firewall there are plenty of those about free too (I use comodo, very good, though I'm using an older version for maximum compatibilty with a few things, free lifetime license. )

I'm getting so bored of these antirius offers, that are all poor value because you can't really beat the free ones for domestic, normal usage... Guess they've got alot to get rid of though....


but since microsoft make vast amount of profit from Windows etc, they can afford to put out a free AV software (does score very well tho)

your definition of poor value may differe to someone elses, I get sick of people with a ridiculous notion that a free Antivirus is better than a paid for premium Internet Security suite.
define better?
just cheaper you mean?
the free ones are sample programs to raise awareness of the company's full products

Independant and unbiased test results
http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/summary/summary2009.pdf

Norton
Kaspersky
Eset
#8
conradish
It happens to be one of the best antivirus out there, and as more and more people switch to it, it will become even better. Just cause something is free doesn't mean it performms worse.

And windows xp and above comes with a free firewall !

If you want one with more gui options in a firewall there are plenty of those about free too (I use comodo, very good, though I'm using an older version for maximum compatibilty with a few things, free lifetime license. )

I'm getting so bored of these antirius offers, that are all poor value because you can't really beat the free ones for domestic, normal usage... Guess they've got alot to get rid of though....


What a load of BS, if you want to go on deluding yourself fine, however for those of us who live in the real world then back up your rhetoric with facts not opinion. Not everybody surfs the BBC, cuddlykittens.co.uk or softfluffypuppydogs.com. Those of us who like to surf the World Wide Web, with particular emphasis on World and Wide realise that one product does not fit all. I have been let down too many times by your holy grail 'free av products'. I therefore choose Kaspersky as my Internet Security product of choice (and accept others are more than happy with their paid for or free Internet Security product of choice). If you don't agree then please send a detailed test report to the following address as you are obviously far more knowledgable and have a much better testing process than the amateur publication that is known as Computer Shopper.

Computer Shopper
Dennis Publishing Ltd
30 Cleveland Street
London W1T 4JD
Switchboard: 020 7907 6000
Fax: 020 7907 6020
Email: [email protected]">[email protected]

And for your info, Microsoft Essentials came top of the free AV products tested by CS so am not knocking it. However like you I am getting 'so bored ' of the free 'AV brigade' who come out with Inane comments like 'Voting Cold As You Can Get An Inferior Product For Free! So *~ what!
#9
slackrat77
but since microsoft make vast amount of profit from Windows etc, they can afford to put out a free AV software (does score very well tho)

your definition of poor value may differe to someone elses, I get sick of people with a ridiculous notion that a free Antivirus is better than a paid for premium Internet Security suite.
define better?
just cheaper you mean?
the free ones are sample programs to raise awareness of the company's full products

Independant and unbiased test results
http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/summary/summary2009.pdf

Norton
Kaspersky
Eset


Well said, have some rep:thumbsup:
#10
I imagine I probably do have a little more experience and a broader understanding than the amateur publication you mention. ;-) and I don't have any advertisers to keep happy! In fact I remeber saying a few months back what a deluge of av "offers" would be coming our way...

AV has always been a market based on fear, and many of the free products have often been about attracting consumers with an escape from that fear with the hope you can nag/trick them later into buying their full products. Its about marketing, not necesarily performance at all. Many of the Non free AV companies subsidise pc manufactureres to be preinstalled on machines in the hope of extracting the cash when the free bit runs out. With microsoft having aborted their previously (subscription based) poorly performing av product range in the middle of last year for the free higher performing microsoft essentials version, they are actually in a far more powerful and honest position than any other company. Their incentive is purely to beat viruses for the average user, and thereby reinforce their OS, not to profit from virus existance, and that is a much more healthy position to be coming from.

As For the AV-Comparitives test "summary" produced below (I regularly have to digest the minutest details of their reports several times a year). The summary results are just that, and there have been some serious questions as to the weighting the give certain factors and how that is statistically applied. They are at least independant though, and give results in full breakdown, and are not "hiding" anything, so if you drill a little deeper you might find the summary might not match the result in the specific av strengths you wish to see..

For instance, the last poster seemed to stress how important AV was for him/her as he doesn't just browse cuddly kitten or something. Well the results for proactive/on demand detection may be your bag: (this is a subsection of the "summary" quoted earlier by another poster cross with me!)

http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/ondret/avc_report24.pdf

Microsoft security essentials DESTROYS Norton av (so many love Norton for some reason...advertising most likely) beating it by a very large margin in every single category of virus/malware. It also beat Kapersky in 2 out of 4 categories (the software touted here), particularly worms. It seriously out preformed Mcaffee (who, like others, love to pay pc manufactureres for a stealthy install, with a subscription due message to come up 6 months later!) and sophos too was well beaten...Some of the test used in the test summary were also up to a year old, whereas mse isn't. I imagine things will be pretty different by end 2010!

This for an av product in its infancy is more than impressive....AND ITS FREE!!:w00t:

Just from a quick google..here's a site showing download numbers for last week: (though reviews should maybe be taken with a pinch of salt, even though mse comes out ridiculously favourably, I wouldn't give them too much credence..)

http://microsoft-security-essentials.en.softonic.com/compare/kaspersky-internet-security-2010,icesword,avira-premium-security-suite

and as I said, if its more a suite you require, and the windows firewall isn't enough for you (it isn't for me) try firewalls from PCTOOLS, or COMODO, both excellent and free, and highly configurable. Combine this with MS essentials and you will have a high performing internet suite, free forever...

peace

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