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New-comer Microsoft Security Essentials rated in top 10 Anti-virus products

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by wagnerk, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    During the Dec 2009 av-comparatives.org independent anti-virus tests, new-comer Microsoft Security Essentials beat the likes of AVG, BitDefender, eScan, etc to receive the Advanced+ award along with 9 other AV products. But Symantec named AV of the year...

    See here.

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  2. Raffaz

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    Hmmm, microsoft in top 10 and symantec winning, not results that im convinced by, my real world experience of symantec is slightly less than number 1 :D
     
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  3. jk2447

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    Can't comment on Symantec but I have MS Security Essentials on my Win 7 Laptop and my ML115 at home and have been very impressed with it TBH.
     
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    Time to retire from IT when Symantec AV gets to number 1.:rolleyes:
     
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  5. supernova

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    Agree, however, some Symantec AV products are heaps worse than others.

    I am liking Avira (I also run Microsoft Security Essentials on two other machines at home which are well locked down). Avira has worked on client machines where the likes of Symantec, AVG and a few others have failed.

    I would like to look at Avira corporate edition though. In terms on MS products I think i have access to Forefront but haven't looked at it yet, maybe when i have time.

    Wonder how many companies are illegally using Microsoft Security Essentials?
     
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    Ken, i have just read the entire PDF and Symantec does not come out top? :rolleyes:

    The top performers are in this order, with AVIRA at number one..

    1) AVIRA
    2) Kingsoft
    3) F-Secure
    4) Sophos
    5) Kaspersky
    6) Microsoft
    7) Avast
    8] Symantec*
    9) ESET
    10) McAfee
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    Sorry mate, AV product of the year isn't in the .pdf. It's on the main page here and on the summary page here.

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  8. supernova

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    Symantec hogs so much resource that there isnt any left for any malware to run :D
     
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    ESET should be in the top 5 or at least the top 3, its never given me bother unless a virus is on the pc , and if there is one i have found it to remove it quickly and easily, and it also does not use much resources slowing the pc down :)
     
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    still dont why sophos are even on that list. Anyone who has worked at NHS IT dept would know, its there worse nightmare. including myself :biggrin


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  11. wagnerk
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    I have to say that while I refuse to even look at Sophos software, I have been impressed with one of their hardware based solution, the WS1000. But that's the only thing...

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  12. rich1234

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    I'm currently trying out AVG as my Kaspersky expired.

    I tried the MS one on the laptop with the RC version of Win 7 but it keeps allowing malware to start up, so hasn't really inspired me with confidence.

    I used Avira a couple of years ago before getting Kaspersky, seemed to work quite well, might be worth a revisit I think.
     
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