Second Testing Cycle In A Row – Microsoft Security Essentials Has Failed Certification As An Effective Security Application

The title of this post tells it all; AND, as a matter of fact it is a direct quote from Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts where his article “Microsoft Security Essentials – Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – But, It’s Over; You’re Gone” quickly opened my sleepy eyes this morning.

Microsoft Security Essentials – Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – But, It’s Over; You’re Gone

I had been reading inklings here and there where Microsoft Security Essentials (also called Microsoft Defender on Windows 8) has been faltering here of late and I shrugged it off, thinking the software giant was on top of it; however, Bill’s article was the kick in the butt that I needed.

It is really concerning to me that my main level defense on my PC may be lacking and further concerning (and a lesson to be learned) that even the giant can have weaknesses.  As a matter of fact, I can remember many, many, many, many moon’s ago where Microsoft developed their own antivirus software and they eventually dropped the product. I sure hope that we are not heading in that direction again and history is going to repeat itself.

After reading Bill’s article, I have decided to take his advice and take a look at AVG AntiVirus Free 2013. When I was managing a network, years back, AVG was my antivirus (and anti-malware) software of choice; however, AVG even took a dip there for awhile; BUT, they are back in full tilt, as Bill’s article will highlight.

As blogger’s we can make a difference and I am sure once Microsoft starts to see these articles, we may see a change that will open the sleepy eyes of the giant.

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6 Responses to Second Testing Cycle In A Row – Microsoft Security Essentials Has Failed Certification As An Effective Security Application

  1. Rick,
    Thanks for the link back to my article.
    Best,
    Paul

  2. pochp says:

    I wonder why Microsoft is acting as if it doesn’t care that MSE was a blackeye to it.

  3. PREDIOR says:

    THANK YOU FOR THT INFO. JUST INSTALLED AVG

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