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I have now been running Microsoft Security Essentials for a couple of months, and I am not convinced. It takes several minutes scanning when I start my notebook and it uses a lot of permanent resources, about 160 k of RAM - this is similar to NinjaTrader 7. from time to time it creates a high CPU load, when it starts running in the background.

The update today did not work, but crashed the PC. It is now up and running again, but I do not know whether the install process has been completed properly.

I am thinking about uninstalling it, as things were simpler before I had it. My other antivirus kit only takes half the resources and a fraction of the time for scanning, unless I do a full scan.

Have you added the exclusions that I listed above? It fixed the resource problems I had once I did.
Personally, I have my BIOS set to boot the PC for me before I wake up in the morning. This allows all the background tasks to complete before I ever even launch NT. I've made it a habit to have everything up and running at least an hour before I start trading. Then I make an arbitrary sim trade to make sure everything is functioning and no errors before i go live. Nothing like an error message from NT on your first trade of the day to unbalance you for the rest of the session.

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Have you added the exclusions that I listed above? It fixed the resource problems I had once I did.
Personally, I have my BIOS set to boot the PC for me before I wake up in the morning. This allows all the background tasks to complete before I ever even launch NT. I've made it a habit to have everything up and running at least an hour before I start trading. Then I make an arbitrary sim trade to make sure everything is functioning and no errors before i go live. Nothing like an error message from NT on your first trade of the day to unbalance you for the rest of the session.

That is a possible explanation for the trouble I experienced. By the way, no problems with my XP machine, but only with the laptop of my wife, which runs on Vista.

However, I will not add exclusions to any scanner that gets involved by scanning itself ad infinitum. I just feel that the program might better continue to scan itself on other machines, but not on mine.

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I should have never tempted fate by posting in this thread. That was bad juju.
The very night I bragged about never having caught a virus, both of my external 1TB RAID drives went "tango-uniform". So far all my attempts at recovering any of the data have been fruitless. I searched like a madman for any viruses, worms, malware, spyware, bots, crapware or betrayware but came up clean. It seems so unlikely that both drives would crash at the same time, but that's the way Murphy's law operates. So much for redundancy, eh?

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There is no better protection than "sandboxie" & "portable apps". Try it, you'll know it.

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There is no better protection than "sandboxie" & "portable apps". Try it, you'll know it.

Amen about sandboxie. I don't use portable apps, but from the testing I've done with Sandboxie it's amazing.

If your email clients, and browsers are sandboxed, you can click to your hearts content, and be safe. You can set sandboxes, to limit what can run in the sandbox, and what can access the internet from the sandbox. You can also block sandboxed programs from accessing your private data.

The only thing to be aware, should you download a virus, and should it run, your system will appear to be infected. BUT, difference is you can reboot, and then instead of an infected machine, you have a clean machine. Deleting the sandbox gets rid of all the nasty stuff.

Pete

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3rd vote for sandboxie... great piece of software.

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Overview - all programms tested

Anybody thinks a lot about ' What's the best protection - programm for my computer ? '

To be able to checkout ' Who is who ? ' ' Who is where ? ' please visit the page below to see a really qualified, objective and ( I hope ) independant test result regarding all Antivir / - spy - Programms / combinations of both.
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Anybody thinks a lot about ' What's the best protection - programm for my computer ? '

To be able to checkout ' Who is who ? ' ' Who is where ? ' please visit the page below to see a really qualified, objective and ( I hope ) independant test result regarding all Antivir / - spy - Programms / combinations of both.
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The only problem with the results shown is that they refer to a test made with Ubuntu Linux.

Most of the users here have Windows OS. It would be more interesting to see the results for Windows XP or Windows 7.

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The only problem with the results shown is that they refer to a test made with Ubuntu Linux.

Most of the users here have Windows OS. It would be more interesting to see the results for Windows XP or Windows 7.

Yes, you are right, Fat Tails : I have mailed them to ask for an archieved test result regarding XP.
However. The next new test - result published in near future regarding XP will be available in April 2011.

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Yes, you are right, Fat Tails : I have mailed them to ask for an archieved test result regarding XP.
However. The next new test - result published in near future regarding XP will be available in April 2011.

I have noticed that the next test for Windows will be available soon, you had just published the results a bit early.

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