just live in a bubble and disconnect from the internet. NO VIRUSES!
But seriously, I use MSE for my computers and never get infected. I have avast, spybot, malwarebyes all with automatic scans and updates enabled for my parents pc and it's still infested with toolbars and fake virus software whenever I come visit.
As my mom always said, there's no substitute for education.
You need more firefox.
My parents have been running firefox (3.4 for a really really long) and only recently updated to FF21, never ever had one of those tool bars or fake anti virus.
Do you know what the phrase "Small sample size" means?
Still safer with firefox.
Browsing with internet explorer is like walking around in public with your wang hanging out hoping not to be spotted.
Guess I walk around in public with my wang out everyday then
It is pretty good. But not 100% safe. There are those situations where you do not have to do anything wrong. An example was the Trojan on Razer Europpe's driver page. Or the flash exploit that plagued world of warcraft related websited and compromised user's accounts. Mind you, these were trusted websites that were generally thought of as safe for years before this happened.
Every year, I just look at the tests. Usually all the big names are very similar in detection rate and basic features. Some years there are some big shifts in which are most effective. That is when I shift antivirus.
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I've had malware and viruses still come through when I've had MSE installed on my parent's computer. Generally what I've done to alleviate the chance of malware and viruses is to add myself as administrator and set their accounts to user level so that certain malware can't run. I've also installed adblocker on Chrome so that they don't click on ads that makes them install some stupid toolbar.
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I've tried both Avast and Avira years ago and didn't care for them. One of them just made my PC's performance worse. Been using MSE for a while now and no complaints. I wouldn't recommend relying solely on it though. I have 3 other scanners I run every now and then, but still rarely ever get any hits.
Since it sounds like they're giving up on it though.... I guess it's time to look for an alternative.