Would you trust Microsoft Security Essentials as your only Anti-Virus Software in your computer?

Microsoft Security Essentials, at this time, is the only anti-virus/spyware software I have in one of my computers. So far, it has done an excellent job. Even though I downloaded it about a month ago, I can say it’s pretty reliable for my computer does seem to be working fine so far. However, would you trust MSE as your only anti-virus/spyware software in your computer?

4 replies
  1. grifo says:

    well i wouldn’t know about how good it is but as far as i know if it’s regularly updated there shouldn’t be any problems. and also it’s not recommended to have two anti-virus programs working at the same time

  2. Jon M says:

    you shouldnt have more than one AV application installed so you have to trust it. I find it is lite enough that it works but doesnt seem to slow my computer at all. Very happy with it and have it on all computers at home

  3. MR. PC CLEAN says:

    NO, tried it and it missed 2 viruses. Try eset it has not missed a single virus in a test in over 6 years and it was tested by 3 different companies and no other anti virus program in the world can say that. wikipedia it and see for yourself plus I’ve been using it for over a year and it’s 110% flawless and it’s the fastest loading, fastest scanning program also.

  4. Tony RB says:

    I use it as my real-time anti-virus on one computer, and it seems to be able to catch those sites that try to exploit my computer, but those criminal-created malicious Flash ads and Acrobat PDF files still seem to get around it sometimes.

    I also use Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware free on-demand scanner (the paid version is a real-time protector).

    Wikipedia article about Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware


    I also have downloaded these two “Rescue CDs” from AVG and F-Secure and run them occasionally for testing.


    You can create a “Rescue CD” with AVG anti-virus software:

    AVG Offers Free Emergency Boot CD
    Carrie-Ann Skinner
    Mar 25, 2010 9:46 am

    The link:
    AVG Rescue CD
    A powerful toolset for rescue & repair of infected machines.


    You can create a “Rescue CD” with F-Secure anti-virus software:

    The Cleanest Malware Scan
    Lincoln Spector
    Apr 5, 2010 8:47 am

    The link:
    Boot Up Securely with the Rescue CD


    Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 09:15 am CDT

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