Microsoft Security Essentials Loses Certification

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“During September and October 2012 we continuously evaluated 24 home user security products using their default settings. We always used the most current publicly-available version of all products for the testing. They were allowed to update themselves at any time and query their in-the-cloud services”.
This nevertheless is alarming, and Microsoft would do well to pay more attention to its security solution or license a few technologies from other security solutions providers to improve the software. The reason? Microsoft Security Essentials is the most popular antivirus product in North America (second most popular in the world). Its has exploded in popularity over the past couple of years, and losing the AV-Test Certification will reflect poorly on the software. Microsoft Security Essentials runs on Windows XP, Vista and 7, but not on Windows 8, which comes with its own built-in antiviral component.]]>

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