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Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Security Essentials is the free antivirus software for your Windows home pc. Free threat protection includes; antivirus, anti spyware, rootkit and malware protection all in one tool. An essential download for any home user

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Microsoft Security Essentials is the free antivirus software for your Windows home pc. Free threat protection includes; antivirus, anti spyware, rootkit and malware protection all in one tool. An essential download for any home user.

The Microsoft Security Essentials software provides real-time protection for your home PC that safeguards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Like most modern antivirus software, Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background without interfering with your other programs. So you are free to use your Windows-based PC without distraction.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a complete free download from Microsoft that is easy to install, simple to use, and always keeps up to date..so that your PC is always protected from the current and past threats. The software constantly updates virus definitions to stay up to date automatically and protect your PC using real time malware detection. Security Essential updates are shipped on a regular basis, three times a day via the Microsoft Update service. Any files download (including email attachments) are scanned for suspicious behaviour and action is taken where appropriate.


Supported on all modern versions of Windows:

Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit versions)
Windows Vista (32 bit and 64 bit versions)
Windows XP (32 bit and 64 bit versions)

Requirements (recommended):

1Ghz processor or better
1GB of RAM

Available in:

English, Spanish, French, German, Hungarian, Dutch, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Finnish

Microsoft Security Essentials is the replacement for Microsofts Windows Live Oncare subscription based antivirus service and the rather limited Windows Defender software (which only protected against adware and spyware).

Microsoft Security Essentials protects against all past and present threats including:

Desktop Threats:

Adware and Spyware:

Recent Threats:


A fantastic free antivirus package that any home user could benefit from..


Price: $0
Size: 20MB
Released: 02/2010
Type: freewareCategory: Antivirus

OS Support: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (32 bit and 64 bit versions)

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