Saturday, October 10, 2009
Microsoft SECURITY ESSENTIALS
Microsoft just released its NO-COST Security Solution for Windows ( XP / Vista / 7 ) platform.
The installer for Windows Vista/7 is 4.x mb
and for Windows XP it's 8.x mb
 PLUS :)
> Interface provided is real simple for users, everything is easily accessible and well modularized at GUI level at least...
> Under a test by AV-Test.org it detected 98% malwares from 500+K Samples
 MINUS :(
> the Security provided is simply signature based, so malwares fooling advanced Security Solutions can easily fool it too...
> a very basic level security, call it a stripped down version of OneCare Live Security Solution
> Don't have any effective 'Dynamic Detection Technique'
> Quick Scan > Full Scan > Custom Scan
[Real-Time Protection Status Info: ON/OFF]
[Virus & Spyware Definiton Status Info: Update_Information]
[Changing the Scan Schedule]
[Option to Update Definitons]
[Status of Current Virus and Spyware Definition]
> All Detected Items
> Quarantined Items
> Allowed Items
[Alert_Level + Date + Danger_Level + Action_Taken about Detected Items]
[ Information about the selected Detected Item]
[Excluded Files and Locations]
[Excluded File Types]
[Advanced] : Scan Archive Files, Scan Removable Drives, Create Restore Point, Full History
[Microsoft Spynet] : Basic Membership, Advanced Membership
Help videos can be viewed for any confusion: