posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 09:15 AM
reply to post by anon72
No, I don't run any other "live" AV program. I was using AVG in the past but I had some issues with it, which is why I decided to give MSE a
I do have software installed that I can use to manually inititiate a scan of the comp or even individual files. Otherwise it's just sitting and I
don't allow it to run in the background. If I run it then I do so while offline and with MSE temporarily disabled. My alternative AV software has
not picked up anything though.
I see a few members on this thread who seem to have an entirely negative perspective on the MS security products, or perhaps just MS in general. I
have no problem with them voicing such opinions; I'd like to point out, though, that it would obviously be in Microsoft's best interests to make
sure its own main security product (ie MSE) does a good job. They know full well that there is plenty of competition around and if their product is
not up to standard then the users will just ditch it and look for something else.
Personally, I have alternative products that I prefer for some functions (eg Open Office software for word processing), but MSE has been doing fine
and so I'll stick with it for now. Like I said, I was actually surprised at how good it was. Be nice if they could make all their products to that
sort of standard.