Goodbye Microsoft Security Essentials: Microsoft Now Recommends You Use a Third-

In an interview with Dennis Protection Labs, Holly Stewart, the senior program manager of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, said that Microsoft Security Essentials was just a “baseline” that’s designed to “always be on the bottom” of antivirus tests. She said Microsoft sees MSE as a first layer of protection and advises Windows users to use a third-party antivirus instead.

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:smiley: Thx for that. Well smart advice from M$, they could recommend CIS :love:

they should recommend CIS because :110:
and windows user"s love Comodo :-TU

We still don’t recommend purchasing a paid antivirus because there are solid free options; Such as CIS :-TU

According to Holly Stewart, Microsoft “had an epiphany a few years ago, back in 2011, where we realised we had a greater calling and that was to protect all Microsoft customers.” She says that Microsoft passes its information on to other antivirus makers and helps them make their products better. “We used to have part of our time directed towards predicting test results,” but these people have now been directed to focus on emerging threats and share that information with other antivirus companies.

She went on: “We’re providing all of that data and information to our partners so they can do at least as well as we are. The natural progression is that we will always be on the bottom of these tests. And honestly, if we are doing our job correctly, that’s what will happen.”

Microsoft apparently changed its mind on how to protect its users. It’s unfortunate that Holly Stewart did not tell more in depth what information is being forwarded to the av makers. I find that interesting to know.