MS Security Essentials and Windows Defender

Started Mar 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
Bouldergramp Regular Member • Posts: 413
Re: MS Security Essentials and Windows Defender

Bouldergramp wrote:

A quote from wikipedia:

"The product received generally positive reviews praising its user interface, low resource usage and freeware license. It secured certification, having demonstrated its ability to eliminate all widely encountered malware. According to a March 2012 report by anti-malware specialist OPSWAT, MSE was the most popular AV product in North America and the second most popular in the world, which has resulted in the appearance of several rogue antivirus programs that try to impersonate it."

You may want to do some searching to find out more about MSE. On my Vista computers, msseces.exe runs in my list of startup programs and updates MSE once the internet connection is established. As far as I know, there is no setting for this update procedure.

I think MSE completely replaced Windows Defender and it is disabled in my startup programs.

Microsoft's EMET Notifier is also in my startup program list but frankly, I don't know much about it.

For many years, I have had Win Patrol Plus installed on all of my computers and use it to disable a lot of startup programs...currently 12 out of 26 are disabled. It is also convenient for deleting cookies.

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I forgot to mention that I keep Automatic Update OFF.

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