Posts Tagged mse

MSE Website Redesign: A Rant

This is more of a rant than anything, so bear with me. Microsoft recently overhauled their Microsoft Security Essentials website. And normally a website redesign is nothing more than a small part of a larger marketing campaign to refresh a brand identity, but in this case, I think Microsoft dropped the ball. You can’t just make a radical sweeping visual change to your anti-virus software website at the drop of a hat. With the amount of phishing websites out there, and browser hijacks which redirect unsuspecting Internet surfers to illegitimate versions of trusted websites, I find it astounding, and appalling that Microsoft would completely overhaul their Microsoft Security Essentials website without any notice whatsoever. In fact, Microsoft should be even more wary of massive branding changes especially in light of recent rouge versions of MSE which looked very much like the genuine article.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Rouge Microsoft Security Essentials

Fake MSE

Be aware, there is a new malware/scareware/rouge-antivirus/whatever you want to call it. It is disguising itself as Microsoft Security Essentials. We have come across rouge antivirus software before that have been convincingly disguised as a legitimate Microsoft product, but this one is impressively accurate.  Read the rest of this entry »

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