My biggest concern with MSE is that it purports to replace your existing AV & AS tools (excluding SpywareBlaster), that I am comfortable with Avast!, and that if I am to replace my AV/AS tools with MSE, I need to have a good track record of successes with it. I've come to trust Avast!, although I'm not entirely certain how well it does to keep those bogus AV/Security applications from getting on a person's computer but that could be typical of most of the AV/AS applications in existence. Maybe I should start a thread about MSE and see how many success stories come to light. IOBIT's Security 360 as well... -kd5-
My opinion of the bogus AV/Security applications is that most of them are a test to see what does get through. It is almost at the point now where it is seen as an inconvenience and it reminds me of the view on spam.
Scroll through this blog and look at the Virus Total results for some of the threats found in the wild. They are generally at the end of the blog post.
I am undecided about MSE because when I tested it, this is what concerned me.
Joe C has already pointed out the Sunbelt blog post above which had some interesting remarks in it (no email protection).
Edited by faith_michele, 08 October 2009 - 03:41 AM.