View Full Version : Goodbye NAV - Hello Microsoft Security Essentials
I've recently decided to cut ties wth NAV and have gone with Security Essentials as protection for my PC. I've done this on recommendations by my pc support guy and after reading all the negative stories about NAV.
Can anyone comment on MS Essentials - good or bad?
I've been using microsoft security essentials for a little while now with no problems or concerns at all. It's not nearly as resource heavy as norton's and the scanning engine seems to be rather fast. I'll give it two thumbs up for my endorsement.
Granted that I don't sit there throwing viruses at it to see how well it performs, but it has helped me on more than one occasion removing trojans from friend's computers.
04-19-2011, 07:09 AM
I have used it a while now and not caught anything, however a friend had it running and a Trojan went straight through it and deactivated MSE. However I have seen numberous other AV solutions suffering the same problems over the years.
The biggest bonus is that it is free for consumer and free for small business up to 10 users.
Ya, it is free, and that's always a good thing, but that wasn't my reason for going with MSE. I don't know - everything seems to be working fine, no glitches, nothing noticible, but then again, I never open any attachments I am not expecting. One program I use for validating some SEO work does block something from two sites every time I do a validation scan on links - so I can see at least it is working. :)