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Old 02-17-2011, 01:33:42 PM
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This week, I got a new computer for my home office - Windows XP Pro. I always used Windows Defender and found Microsoft Security Essentials when I went to download Defender. Microsoft's website said Defender was only for spyware and not virus protection. SE sounded better, so I downloaded it (I have dial-up). Then it immediately said it need updating, so I said OK. I let it download updates for 3 hours and it wasn't even half through, so I said heck with that, turned it off and went to bed. My question is: Would this extra-long download time be once only, or every time it needs to update? Should I chunk it and go for something else that can be updated in a faster time? If so, what do you all recommend? Remember, this is dial-up. I seldom surf the internet with that computer, mainly email and my website and store so I am usually not on the internet for extended periods of time.
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Default Re: Microsoft Security Essentials?

I've read good reviews about that.
Here's what CNET has to say about it: http://download.cnet.com/Microsoft-S...-10969260.html

Microsoft says to run SE alone with no other antivirus or spyware installed.
The installer is the short download. The endless download you are experiencing is most likely program and virus updates.
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I have been using it since November of 2009 and am very pleased with it. I have it running on 4 machines at home and 6 at work and have never had a bit of trouble with it.
To answer your question: Yes, the first download after installation can be lengthy. I don't know how lengthy on a dial-up since I am on high speed. the first update on my last install took ten minutes or so on my high speed connection, subsequent updates seem to take a minute or so. Sorry to be so vague.

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i have VFware fushion on my macpro with windows 7 home premium. thats all i use is MSE. does the job. it does need updating from time to time. just make sure your computer isnt going to sleep while downloading, you know shutting down.
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Brenda, been using it for years. It works, price is right. 1st download, it has to get all the updates for viruses and malware from when program was written to now.
Subsequent updates occur in background on my machines, and I do not notice them. It is slower than some other programs.
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Yes, Download mse. It is the way to go. You may want to take your computer some ware with a faster connection to down load your initial installation.
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