New Microsoft Security Essentials Beta is Available

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Blues22475

Suprised to learn how effective MSE was. It's no surprise now they're putting a suite in the works. I just hope they don't follow so many other suites and have bloat that is associated with some (if not all) suites. 

Regardless, if you don't like the other free AV out there, this is a good alternative. I use, however, avast! + Comodo Firewall + Malwarebytes Antimalware and don't ever encounter viruses.

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leorick

I actually prefer MSE over any other free AV's out there. For basic protection, it is nice to have something that doesn't slow down the system and is not cluttered with advertisements.

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wk

 "We've always found Microsoft Security Essentials to be an excellent free antivirus program"

I just can't understand the reason MPC always push for many free AV other than AVAST.

AVAST is the best free AV i had ever used with excellent protection and most important frequent daily update which all other free AV lack.

MPC is my home page

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leo655

AVG updates daily.

I have used AVG and Comodo for years also with out issues.

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roninnder

The reason is that there are several good free av programs.  Can you understand that?  Or how about, MaxPC doesn't have an advertising deal with avast to exclusively hock their wares so they need to be somewhat impartial.  It's also possible that some people don't want an av program that takes over 6 hours to run a scan and so they don't consider it the best.  In fact I'm pretty sure it was about dead last in their last AV round up, so that could be a reason that they recommend other ones.

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Sovereign

As of 11:30EST, I cannot download the file. It gets to about 75% then drops to zero and won't resume.

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don2041

i checked out the so called download site and was greeted with another join up log in bunch of bs if its free i should not have to jump through a bunch of hoops to get it MS youv,e dropped the ball give it to us without the hook line and sinker

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Fecal Face

Wait, to download a BETA, I have to sign up for their BETA program?

OH NO!

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gmvolk

I had the original MS Security installed on a few PC's and each one of them got nailed with viruses.  I would not like to see this integrated into the OS!  I still prefer Avast Free over all the ones I have tried.

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Fecal Face

 I use avast! free, and comodo firewall, and I've never had a virus since. Not one.

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Jo3

Sounds more like your computer is full of trojans but you have no idea because you're using free antivirus software.

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