Microsoft Itself Recommends Using Alternative Antivirus Protection

Still undecided?
Following on from yesterday’s post – are you still not sure whether you should consider an alternative to Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE)?

Microsoft’s own Malware Protection Centre Senior Program Manager is on record as advising  that Microsoft’s policy is to provide only a basic product.  That is to say, MSE is not intended to be as good as the ‘competition’ but is designed only to counter the most common attacks. The manager (Holly Stewart) also pointed out that it is to be expected that MSE will not fare as well in test comparisons as other anti-virus products because of Microsoft’s policy of sharing with third-party anti-virus product developers, its entire knowledge of security threats.

Updated: 22 July, 2017 — 12:24 am