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I know it's just a youtube video and MSE 4 is still in beta..

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    wastingtime​withforums

    But this still looks darn bad:

     

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    vesuvius

    @wastingtimewithforums: Just out of interest, do you every have anything nice to say, especially for Microsoft related technologies, they do lead the world in a lot of areas, but you seem intent on muck-raking, and continually packaging it up in forum posts?

     

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    wastingtime​withforums

    To be fair, MSE is signature based and it does pretty well against known viruses it seems.

    That test was geared towards zero day.

    , vesuvius wrote

    @wastingtimewithforums: Just out of interest, do you every have anything nice to say, especially for Microsoft related technologies, they do lead the world in a lot of areas, but you seem intent on muck-raking, and continually packaging it up in forum posts?

    Healthy criticism should be welcomed with open arms.

    Something nice to say.. you know, in opposite to lots of complainers I actually like the ribbon interface.

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    wastingtime​withforums

    double post

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    davewill

    It would have been nice if he rebooted the machine when MSE said it required a reboot.  Without that the rest would be suspect.

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    spivonious

    Since he had to click Yes on the UAC prompt to run the malware, his arguments are moot.

    I like how he complains about how slow MSE is, and then is fine with his other software taking 48 minutes to scan.

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    AndyC

    I question the wisdom of security software advice from someone still running an out of date web browser. Follow that up with the fact he doesn't really seem to know whether his 'malware' actually is malware and advising running multiple antivirus solutions (always a bad idea), makes the overall evaluation a pretty poor test.

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    BitFlipper

    The "Quick" MSE scan on my system is pretty fast, less than 3 minutes. However the "Full" scan is very slow, about 15 hours. It does however scan into zip files and other archives. I have my last two desktop system's drives zipped in an "Old" folder, so I can see that it would be slow.  I can go in and add specific files or folders to be excluded, which should speed things up. I prefer slow and thorough over incomplete.

    And I agree with some of the other posters, his points are invalidated due to the fact that he didn't reboot when asked, had to accept the UAC prompt, and ran an outdated browser.

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    blowdart

    , wastingtimewithforums wrote

    To be fair, MSE is signature based and it does pretty well against known viruses it seems.

    That test was geared towards zero day.

    Which rules out any AntiVirus - none of them do zero days. But UAC does catch some of them, as he unwittingly demonstrated Big Smile

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