The recent thread on PCMatic and the discussion we had regarding MSE, ESET....etc inspired me to post my real-life experience with the products "in the wild". I'm using a computer that belongs to a customer who called me yesterday and told me his home PC, the one his wife uses, is in dire need of a clean-up. This computer had Microsoft Security Essentials on it, but he has a site license for ESET Endpoint Antivirus at their office with a number of spare client licenses so I thought this would be a great test to pit the effectiveness of each product against the other. So, I fired it up and was greeted with browser pop-ups and all kinds of other fun stuff! Registry Optimizer, Search Protect....etc. I ran a quick scan with MSE, it found absolutely nothing, even though it was quite obvious the computer was riddled full of Adware/Malware and God knows what else..... Here is a screenshot of MSE saying "all is good!" whilst it is quite obvious that it isn't! I then went into Programs and Features to see what obviously shouldn't be there and to run the uninstallers for them. Here's the list I compiled: AnyProtect BlockAndSurf DefaultTab ContentExplorer DriverUpdate Easy Speed Check Free Soft Today Installer KNCRT Media Player Media View Media Watch Media Viewer OffersWizard Optimizer Pro Search Protect (Conduit) Registry Helper RichMediaView Snap.Do T4PC Video Player Software Version Updater Webexp Enhanced I uninstalled everything. Upon installing ESET Endpoint I was getting warnings to clean running processes instantly. I had about 30 pop-up warnings before I even got the scanner open!! ESET is currently scanning the computer and I will post a screenshot of the results once it has completed.