The Geek recently did an article on Microsoft Security Essentials. I am currently repairing a computer, starting from reinstalling Windows. (I am also putting Linux on a very small partition on the computer.)
Obviously this is a question weighed greatly by opinion, but, how does this anti-virus stack up against the other free ones?
Specifically to "The Geek," was the purpose of the article more to review the effectiveness Microsoft Security Essentials to some base value or to compare Microsoft Security Essentials to a average of other anti-virus software available. [ I hope that makes sense. ]
I also plan on using Threatfire. It looks like a good piece of software that works with your anti-virus. I have yet another post about the effectives of it.
So, essentially my decision will be between the following coupled with Threatfire.
- Avast (What I normally use)
- Microsoft Security Essentials