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    News - Microsoft Security Essentials updated with new beta release

    Adds new protection engine and firewall integration.
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    Re: News - Microsoft Security Essentials updated with new beta release

    I've heard this is the dogs danglies with Vista or 7, but is it still good for XP? Still on Spybot and AVG Free here.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Security Essentials updated with new beta release

    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    I've heard this is the dogs danglies with Vista or 7, but is it still good for XP? Still on Spybot and AVG Free here.
    Yes, works great on XP. Just check that it loads up correctly on boot - some services settings can cause it to be slow on older computers.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Security Essentials updated with new beta release

    Installed this beta a few hours ago, on Windows 7 64bit, no problems so far. The scan seems quicker although I never did time the old one so I don't know for sure. So far so good.

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    Post Re: News - Microsoft Security Essentials updated with new beta release

    I've still to try this, I have a XP dual boot with nothing on so I might give it a shot on that.
    I have heard a few positive things about it as well. However im going to act with caution as Kaspersky gets very high ratings and I think its dog excrement!

    One thing I used to like about AVG was that you could install it in Safe mode. This is now not the case so I'd be interested in knowing whether SE can or not.

    One thing I have been dissappointed with SE is the fact that you cant install it on Server 2003/2008, but then it was expected as very little does thats free. hail to Spybot on that, one of a few with balls not to restrict based on OS level.
    Last edited by AGTDenton; 22-07-2010 at 11:34 PM.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Security Essentials updated with new beta release

    I'm the beta too and it's as solid as the original was when it was released a year ago. I'm not sure if the scan engine is faster but so far it's stable and doesn't slow down my computer.
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