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Old 09-29-09, 01:52 PM   #1
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Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus Free
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Old 09-29-09, 06:04 PM   #2
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I'd like to see how this stacks up against the other alternatives. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 09-29-09, 06:27 PM   #3
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Has anybody tried this one yet? I am curious if it is bloated or not like most antivirus software is. Just installed a clean new copy of windows 7 and don't want to muck it up already.
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Old 09-29-09, 07:57 PM   #4
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There's another thread in the headlines with replies as well.

It seems simple enough, the only thing that I noticed is that you cannot opt out of spynet. Basically it's just reporting information back to MS when you have a virus.
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Old 09-30-09, 08:05 PM   #5
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So is this a bust or not? I thought about trying it out and a lot of co-workers are curious about this as well.
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Old 09-30-09, 09:32 PM   #6
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No it's great. I am using it. Very light and compact
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Old 09-30-09, 09:33 PM   #7
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I have been a big fan of Avast, but I just installed Microsoft Security Essentials and ran the first scan. It works really well I would say. It is also not bloated like other anti-virus programs.
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Old 10-01-09, 01:05 AM   #8
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Looks pretty good. Installed...
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Old 10-01-09, 03:25 AM   #9
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I wont use it until it gets the Seeker Seal of Approval.
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Old 10-01-09, 03:32 AM   #10
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You ding BAT, AOL (I mean LOL)
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Old 10-01-09, 05:27 AM   #11
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it gets the Seeker Seal of Approval.
Has this happened?
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Old 10-01-09, 07:05 AM   #12
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Yep. The Bat has had it since 1993.
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