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Microsoft Security Essentials

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Microsoft Security Essentials icon Use Microsoft Security Essentials to help guard against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It provides real-time protection for your home or small business PCs. Get Microsoft Security Essentials for the low, low price of free.
Version4.6.305
LicenseFree
OS supportWindows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server, Windows Vista, Windows XP
ReleasedSep 15, 2014
Last updatedSep 18, 2014
Total downloads1,043,157
Last week93,633
Ranking#6 in Antivirus Utilities
PublisherMicrosoft
Editors' rating
User rating
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Publisher's Description

From Microsoft
Use Microsoft Security Essentials to help guard against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It provides real-time protection for your home or small business PCs. Microsoft Security Essentials is free and we designed it to be simple to install and easy to use. It runs quietly and efficiently in the background so you don't have to worry about interruptions or making updates. Microsoft Security Essentials is built for individuals and small businesses, but it’s based on the same technology that Microsoft uses to protect giant businesses (security products like Microsoft Forefront, the Malicious Software Removal Tool, and Windows Defender). We have a whole team watching for new threats and coming up with ways to squash them.

Microsoft Security Essentials uses green, yellow and red color codes to designate the security status of your PC and a color-coded icon in the taskbar tells you at a glance if your attention is needed. It’s simple—when you’re green, you’re good. However, if there’s a red or yellow threat, Microsoft Security Essentials will alert you and recommend what to do (you can act directly from the notification area without having to enter the application).

Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly in the background. You’ll only be alerted when there are specific actions to take. When you’re away or busy, Microsoft Security Essentials can take the default action on your behalf and you can open the program later to review and undo those actions if you wish.

Reviews of Microsoft Security Essentials

From around the web
High Scan Speed, extension scan exclude option, better detection, easy to use, fast online update, manual virus definition available in official web site and its free.
Softpedia.com
“A safe and extremely dependable program for protecting your pc” - I love it, and I feel it protects my laptop fully. I like being able to scan for viruses anytime I want to and on the files. I choose. Another aspect is being able to check for any updates whenever I want, just by clicking on the button.
Softonic.com
“Really good FREE Antivirus!!” - Great known threat Protection and looks ok.
Download.com
“Pretty good software.” - While waiting for AVG to get its act together and clean up the big steaming pile of horse manure that is AVG 2013-2014, I was using MSE as a stand-in antivirus program. A colleague of mine who does hardware said that MSE had out-performed the more expensive...
Download.com
“Best when customized” - Really good and thorough scanning, has actually protected me against various viruses, very few false positives, is included in Windows 8 as Windows Defender, realtime protection is not slow, does not return false positives, and is almost instant
Download.com

Specifications

Info URLhttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download
Download URLhttp://mse.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/A/3/8/A38FFBF2-1122-48B4-AF60-E44F6DC28BD8/enus/amd64/mseinstall.exe
LanguageEnglish

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