Microsoft Security Essentials – Status after First Week
Microsoft's Malware Protection Center (MMPC) has provided an informative update related to the 1st week for MSE going live. As an original beta tester and current user on our family PC, MSE continues to offer good basic performance and has had a couple of good reviews on it's capability to detect malware using a signature based approach.
Microsoft Security Essentials – Week One
QUOTE: Now that Microsoft Security Essentials is generally available to consumers in 19 countries, we've had a chance to go over the data, and there are some very interesting results. Just in the first week we saw well over 1.5 million downloads of Microsoft Security Essentials, but the price (free to Windows users) is hard to beat!
Computers reporting detections up to October 6: almost four million detections on 535,752 distinct machines. The detections are eight times the machine count because many computers are infected with multiple threats.
Microsoft Security Essentials is available in 8 languages and 19 markets at RTM, which covers a lot of the PC using world. The geographic distribution of detections so far still closely follows the Microsoft Security Essentials Beta countries, and is ramping up in other countries that use the 8 languages.
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