Thursday, October 1, 2009

Microsoft Security Essentials

M$ released a free AV called "Security Essentials" for home consumers. I gave it a test drive and found it intuitive to manage as well as use.

I tested it against the malicious MP3 file that I analysed previously and "Security Essentials" effortlessly detected the malware instantaneously. Avast! on the other hand needed me to manually trigger a scan before it warned me of the presence of malware. 27 AV engines hosted on VirusTotal missed it.

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