[tweetmeme source=”franscomputerservices” only_single=false]On the WindowsSecrets’s comp newsletter page, Fred Langa wrote the Top Story article entitled The 120-day Microsoft security suite test drive:
Frustration with most commercial antivirus suites launched a long-term, real-life test of Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft’s free anti-malware application.
Over a 4 month period, Fred Langa gave Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows 7’s Windows Firewall a spin in real-time, real life situations including the potentially more dangerous public WiFi access points, and found his systems were (to the best of his knowledge-which is pretty considerable) safe during the testing.
Fred Langa shows how Microsoft Security Essentials and Window Firewall (Windows 7 only) work well together and do a good job for the average Windows 7 user.
Thanks for this test drive Fred since as you noted, few, if any, have done a comprehensive test of this combination.
In addition to the online scanners, making use of CCleaner, SpywareBlaster, and Malwarebytes Antimalware (non-realtime free version) run once a week certainly go a long way to helping to be sure as well.