Microsoft Security Essentials Free AV Protection Doesnt Stack-up in Quarterly Antivirus Tests

Tuesday May 3rd 2011 by -

Free or not, MSE still beat 5 other AV vendors but still gave only a average showing at best in AV-Test.org's tests

The German Antivirus testing organization AV-Test.org presented their results this week. Microsoft's antivirus program "Security Essentials" results on its ability to protect users from malware and other security vulnerabilities are out, and it didn't do well, ranking only 20 out of 22 AV apps tested this quarter.
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