Microsoft Security Essentials

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Joe#2, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Joe#2

    Joe#2 Guest

    I have several shop machines, on of which go attacked by a trogen. The
    computer had CA eTrust v8.1 which was totally unaware of the trogen even
    after a full scan. I decided to download Microsoft security Essentials and
    bingo it found the problem and proceeded to correct it. The same malware
    poped up for about 3 more boots and it was caught every time by MSE and has
    not come back.

    So far I am impressed by this package from Microsoft.

    Has ayone out there had the same good experience or a bad one?
    Joe#2, Nov 23, 2009
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  2. Joe#2

    Joe#2 Guest

    Where did that first sentence come from? Must be getting late.
    Joe#2, Nov 23, 2009
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  3. The problem is the eula only allows it on Home and Home businesses.
    Yes impressed.
    But watch out for the eula.
    Susan Bradley, Nov 23, 2009
  4. I have nothing but positive experience to report.

    However, I do have to mention that the EULA states that it is for "home and
    home-based business" use only (or similar wording.)

    I was surprised to find that there is in fact a legal definition for
    "home-based business" apparently.
    Bill Sanderson, Nov 23, 2009
  5. Worn down by the nasty critter, no doubt...
    Bill Sanderson, Nov 23, 2009
  6. Joe#2

    Leythos Guest

    I would strongly suggest Avira for your anti-malware needs.

    Having worked with computer for 30+ years, and, until last ween never
    having had a malware on any computer I've managed/controlled (using
    Symantec End Point Protection for the last few months), I've switched to
    Avira after a compromise on one of my computers - in testing/recreating
    the compromise, Avira was able to catch and prevent the compromise while
    SEPP didn't even notice.

    As a side not, a properly configured computer would have prevented the
    Leythos, Nov 23, 2009
  7. Joe#2

    Joe#2 Guest

    Bill and Susan, thanks for that input. I admit I missed that.

    I guess that keeps them out of trouble with Symantec, Trend micro etc. I've
    noticed many of the "Free" AV products do the same.
    Joe#2, Nov 23, 2009
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