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    Microsoft From Cellar to Stellar in New Antivirus Test


    Microsoft Goes From Cellar to Stellar in New Antivirus Test


    Many independent antivirus testing labs have taken to calling Microsoft Security Essentials their baseline, separate from the products undergoing testing. If an
    antivirus can't do better than Microsoft, it's a poor product indeed. However, Dennis Batchelder, director of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC), contends that lab tests don't reflect the product's actual user protection, and that in the real world Microsoft is much more effective than the tests show. A recent test suggests that just might be true.

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    Just the thought that AVG is now rank 11 makes me not want to believe a word in this article, but it does hold some truth.

    Even myself have always viewed Essentials as that the essentials. It is by no means the best, and it isn't the worse. It's free, and can find many viruses.I also don't know why Mcafee is rank 2 now but I won't even began on that one...(unless they talking the business/government level stuff then it's the bombshell..I had 8.5i a long time ago through my employer and my dad who worked there showed me all the controls and stuff it was like every little part was configurable.

    Anyway off topic... sorry...If a client ever asks me what I would suggest as far as a free one I always direct them to Essentials.
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    The MMPC website offers visitors a lightweight summary of current statistics.
    Very lightweight, without a detailed methodology of testing, it is useless. I could provide a statistic like that.
    99.6% of our customers running Microsoft real-time protection reported no infections.
    Well if it can not detect some infections, it will report the system as clean. That is the problem of all AVs.
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    My tests with MSE are very positive and I strongly recommend it, paired with MalwareBytes Premium for personal computers.
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    Perhaps you had better have a look at what the "prevalence" testing means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    My tests with MSE are very positive and I strongly recommend it, paired with MalwareBytes Premium for personal computers.


    Why Premium over the free version of MalwareBytes?

    And what about the Exploit app from them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lparsons21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    My tests with MSE are very positive and I strongly recommend it, paired with MalwareBytes Premium for personal computers.


    Why Premium over the free version of MalwareBytes?

    And what about the Exploit app from them?
    The exploit app for the most part is an excellent tool as well to use. I use it on my machines. The Premium is probably mentioned as it is the version with real time protection. The free version does not always protect you it's merely a scanner/remover when you tell it to, the PRO version will automatically scan items.

    Edit:

    I will say this about the exploit tool...there has been more than one time where the tool has blocked me from doing something I actually wanted to do. For example I deal with a lot of java applets you have to disable the program while using java applets.
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    The Premium version has real-time protection, which the free version doesn't have and it has proven to be well worth the $25 a year for three devices. I'm testing the Anti-Exploit product right now and I'm not ready to give my opinion about it yet...
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    Thanks for the feedback.

    I noticed on MalwareBytes site that there is an Exploit Premium also. Unfortunately they don't seem to have a somewhat discounted bundle subscription for both. Seems odd.
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    I looked at Malwarebutes Anti-Exploit free and it didn't seem to offer much protection for me.
    The free version doesn't cover much I use and isn't customizable.
    I don't have Java on my systems, and use PaleMoon as my primary browser.
    See the free/paid comparison:
    Malwarebytes | Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit - Free Zero-Day Exploit Protection

    I use MS EMET (free).
    It covers a lot more and is customizable.
    I've added apps such as PaleMoon, Nitro, Kingsoft, ... and haven't had any problems.
    The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

    Here's a SF EMET tutorial by Brink:
    Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) - Windows 7 Help Forums
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