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    Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 is now out

    Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 is now out:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ity-essentials

    Last edited by OrionCheung; April 25, 2012 at 20:43.

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 is now out

    Cheers

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 is now out

    Does it have a lighter footprint than the previous version?

    The older version killed boot times.

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 is now out

    Quote Originally posted by Sparky1 View Post
    Does it have a lighter footprint than the previous version?

    The older version killed boot times.
    It's because it scans bootstuff and or prevents stuff from booting before MSE. I remember there was a registry edit allowing you to turn that off.
    Personally I don't care..I reboot maybe once a month.. (don't see why anyone would shutdown)

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 is now out

    Quote Originally posted by DuranXL View Post
    It's because it scans bootstuff and or prevents stuff from booting before MSE. I remember there was a registry edit allowing you to turn that off.
    Personally I don't care..I reboot maybe once a month.. (don't see why anyone would shutdown)
    If your electricity cost you damn near 60c a kw/h you would :)

    Mind you computers on idle may be 200-300 watts but that adds up at the end of the month if its about 60c for three hours+ of just being turned on. I had living like a power commando but you guys have no idea how lucky you are for power bills.

    Back on topic, I actually never noticed it hogging that many cycles, I could name a few more notorious programs like Skype and Magicjack that kill the boot.

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 is now out

    Quote Originally posted by BigMak View Post
    If your electricity cost you damn near 60c a kw/h you would :)

    Mind you computers on idle may be 200-300 watts but that adds up at the end of the month if its about 60c for three hours+ of just being turned on. I had living like a power commando but you guys have no idea how lucky you are for power bills.

    Back on topic, I actually never noticed it hogging that many cycles, I could name a few more notorious programs like Skype and Magicjack that kill the boot.
    Standby?

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 is now out

    Quote Originally posted by BigMak View Post
    If your electricity cost you damn near 60c a kw/h you would :)

    Mind you computers on idle may be 200-300 watts but that adds up at the end of the month if its about 60c for three hours+ of just being turned on. I had living like a power commando but you guys have no idea how lucky you are for power bills.

    Back on topic, I actually never noticed it hogging that many cycles, I could name a few more notorious programs like Skype and Magicjack that kill the boot.
    What? Obviously I'm talking about sleeping your PC. It only keeps electricity on the RAM.
    Last edited by DuranXL; April 30, 2012 at 20:55.

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 is now out

    Quote Originally posted by BigMak View Post
    If your electricity cost you damn near 60c a kw/h you would :)

    Mind you computers on idle may be 200-300 watts but that adds up at the end of the month if its about 60c for three hours+ of just being turned on. I had living like a power commando but you guys have no idea how lucky you are for power bills.

    Back on topic, I actually never noticed it hogging that many cycles, I could name a few more notorious programs like Skype and Magicjack that kill the boot.
    I understand the high electricity rates, there not much better here but pc's don't idle @ 200-300 watts unless you have some massive box with maybe 2-3 video cards. Usually idle is only about 90-150 watts.

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 is now out

    Quote Originally posted by reactivator11 View Post
    I understand the high electricity rates, there not much better here but pc's don't idle @ 200-300 watts unless you have some massive box with maybe 2-3 video cards. Usually idle is only about 90-150 watts.
    Or you fold...

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    Re: Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 is now out

    Quote Originally posted by reactivator11 View Post
    I understand the high electricity rates, there not much better here but pc's don't idle @ 200-300 watts unless you have some massive box with maybe 2-3 video cards. Usually idle is only about 90-150 watts.
    When my computer is in sleep mode my UPS reports a mere 3 watts more than when off. That's a whole 2 kWh more per month (assuming that I left it in sleep mode and never turned it on...the difference is even less considering that it's on quite often). I'm not sure why, but I never used sleep mode on this computer until I got my SSD. For some reason, I remember it not working properly. That might have been my old computer that had issues...
    Either way, sleep mode is awesome. Shut down? Nah. "Start" it up in two or three seconds? You bet!
    Last edited by Thresher; May 3, 2012 at 02:42.

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