Microsoft® Security Essentials Disable
The MSE is the latest in the long line up of security applications by Microsoft® and is the next to take up the mantle from Microsoft® OneCare. Essentially, the MSE is a stripped down OneCare that has the spyware related modules removed from under the hood. The solution is designed and conceptualized to provide cross-version security for various new and old Microsoft Windows® editions (both 32 and 64-bit).
- Need To Disable MSE
- Consequences of disabling MSE
- Impact on System Performance
Need To Disable MSE
Though the Microsoft® Security Essentials (MSE) is a free security solution but it might not be the right one for your needs. So you might want to disable it and choose to give another one a try. There might be some other reasons to disable the MSE like the need to improve system performance on low configuration systems or old computer systems. These factors are genuine reasons to disable the MSE and may be accompanied by consequences both positive and delta. If you are running a beta version of Microsoft® Security Essentials, then you may want to disable the MSE services to enable a bug fix or to upgrade to a better version or a later release. The program is available for the user of Microsoft® Windows, and thus, may need to be disabled temporarily to apply system wide updates or patches.
Consequences of disabling MSE
The move to disable the MSE is accompanied by both types of consequences: good and bad. Among the good consequences you may experience better system performance once you have disabled the MSE. This is because disabling causes the MSE to free up a lot of system critical resources and cause an immediately noticeable boost in system performance. On the flip side, the disabling of the MSE leaves your computer system prone to malicious attacks and phishing, if it is not supplemented by trustworthy software and you also stand to lose out on updates from Microsoft that could have prevented such attacks in the first place.
There are more impacts on the system performance than what is directly noticeable. The system performance stands to gain from the disabling of the MSE immediately because of the sudden volume of critical system resources that are now free. However, if the MSE is substituted by a security solution product that is even more resource intensive than it, then the system performance will surely degrade. Also, over the long term when you miss Microsoft® updates to thwart malware and if not supplemented by a good program, then the system performance tends to lose rather than gain over the long term.