MS Security Essentials 4 out of beta

Discussion in 'Security' started by WT, May 3, 2012.

  1. WT

    WT Diamond Member

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    Should be updating on end users PCs, but for those of us that want the link to the newest version to install on a customer's PC, here it is:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5201

    This version actually uses less memory than the previous version 2. Enjoy !

     
  2. Wyndru

    Wyndru Diamond Member

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    I hope this version correctly detects rootkits and rogue av software. I still have to run malwarebytes on most computers at my job that have MSE just to detect them. I like how uninvasive it is, but I expect it to detect viruses and malware once in a while. I rarely ever see it actually flag anything even though it's clear the machine is infected (especially with fake antivirus software).
     
  3. Ryland

    Ryland Platinum Member

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    Every machine that I know of that has been infected with scareware (fake antivirus) had MSIE installed. Ive switched everyone I know off of it because its just not good enough.
     
  4. SHahsmerdis

    SHahsmerdis Junior Member

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    Will this pop up automatically in updates? and I always have done Malwarebytes pro + MSE. its a very good combination, pretty much gets everything.
     
  5. mechBgon

    mechBgon Super Moderator<br>Elite Member

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    You might want to investigate the use of Software Restriction Policy: http://www.mechbgon.com/srp Very potent blanket defense, but it does take some comprehension of how it works in order to admin the systems.
     
  6. alkemyst

    alkemyst No Lifer

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    I wish MSE had a version page for the app rather than just definitions.

    How do you know what version you actually have?
     
  7. FoxFifth

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    In MSE click the down arrow beside "Help" at the upper right of the screen and the click "About Security Essentials"
     
  8. alkemyst

    alkemyst No Lifer

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    thanks, on Version 4
     
  9. Wyndru

    Wyndru Diamond Member

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    I've just given up and written scripts that lock down common sections of the registry where viruses commonly start from (in addition to setting limited user). We have about 95% less viruses since I made the change. I don't know if the same script will work when we go to Windows 7 though.
     
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