Fred Langa gives Microsoft security suite test drive

[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.

To confirm that his Windows 7 computers were safe during this test, he periodically used several online scanners such as ESET’s Online Scanner, McAfee’s FreeScan or Symantec’s Security Check.

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.

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