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    MSE protects the entire computer it is running on. It will of course only run on Windows OSes!
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    thank you. better be sure than be sorry since they are competing products to MS's.

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    I have found MS MSE to be very dependable, very unobtrusive, very low resource user that just sits there doing it's job. It works very well in Win 7 and Vista. It does work in XP although I have heard of more problems with XP. It has been renamed back to Windows Defender in Win 8 CP and is installed by default.
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    oh dear, i wanted to try it out in my XP. what sort of problems did users faced. is there any place/forum i can check out XP users' experience that you know of?
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    Just try it and see if it works for you. If not, uninstall it. On some systems it tends to use more resources than on others.
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    As Ted says it's machine dependent. I've successfully used MSE w/o problem on 2 different XP machines { A Dell 2400 & Dell 9100 }. YMMV!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    I have found MS MSE to be very dependable, very unobtrusive, very low resource user that just sits there doing it's job. It works very well in Win 7 and Vista. It does work in XP although I have heard of more problems with XP. It has been renamed back to Windows Defender in Win 8 CP and is installed by default.
    Windows Defender for Windows 8 is not the same as MSE. It has been updated and improved to give more protections than MSE has. ( DETAILS ) Personally, I found that the Smart Screen Filter when applied across all of Windows 8 Desktop Applications, stops many useful utilities, such as GPU-z, from installing and running, so I disabled it for the Desktop, but kept it for IE10.

    On Windows XP, I've found that boot and login issues asociated with starting up the MSE Services on a single-core laptop have occurred, but otherwise, MSE works just fine.

    And as we are saying, MSE protects all areas, even 64-bit programs, on Windows PCs. On Windows 8, Windows Defender even protects "Legacy" Applications and Drivers and their associated Windows areas.

    As Beta software, Win 8 CP is not ready for third-party AV/AS products. Found that out the hard way with Avast 7 (also a Beta). Totally disabled the Windows 8 System Kernel (bad Driver Signatures, most likely).

    Super Antispyware won't even install as a 64-bit program into Win 8 CP. But it can scan Win 8 CP from within Win 8 by making a shortcut to the SAS location in another partition (if you are dual-booting) and running the SAS Updater locally in Win 8 CP. The scanner then runs in 64-bit mode, but will also scan Memory and Registry of the local Win 8 CP installation. (Definitions are kept locally per user in SAS.) I would not trust SAS to properly scan the Win 8 CP Metro Interface, although all the Apps are located in places where they could be getting scanned just fine. Or perhaps not. Too soon to know for sure.

    Other third-party security programs should not be tested yet in Win 8 CP, no matter what the vendors are saying about full compatibility.
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