Microsoft Security Essentials – Microsoft is now on record stating that their anti-virus & internet security package offers “bare bones” protection and recommends the use of a third-party Internet security package.

Click here to see a recent article about this.

At Prairie Star Technology, we have been telling our clients this for more than three years.  We have used the analogy that its like securing the front door on your home with nothing but a chain lock!  The number of computers that we have cleaned viruses off of over the years with MSE is……well, a lot.  Dozens and dozens if not even hundreds!

This is why we now recommend a full Internet security suite from Kaspersky that is set-up and configured by a professional to take full advantage of the features available in it, many of which are NOT turned on or optimized without user interaction.  Kaspersky regularly receives top honors from AV Comparatives, an independent security testing lap.  Not surprisingly, MSE regularly gets very poor results in their tests.

Our position is and will always be, if you are going to take the risk of being on the Internet, you owe it to your data to have the best Internet security possible.  Kaspersky offers that, MSE doesn’t.  Call or Contact us today and let us offer the peace of mind that your protection is the best and not simply the bare minimum.


Founded in 2010, Prairie Star Technology is an independent IT service and support firm located in Overland Park, KS.  We offer on-site computer repair services throughout the greater Kansas City area and remote help desk support nationally.  We specialize in improving computer performance, reliability and security for residential and small business customers.  We are focused on providing fast, professional and CompTIA certified computer support to small business and individual clients nationwide.   Our unique managed service program, Complete Computer Care, combines remote monitoring, preventative maintenance and Internet security all in one bundled offering starting at $15.99 a month.

If you would like to find out more about how we can improve your computers security to better protect your personal identity, documents, pictures and other data and make your computer faster and more fun to use, call us at 913/730-6262 or on our Contact Us page.  If you are going to take on the risks of the Internet, you owe it to your data to have the best Internet security possible.

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