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Microsoft Security Essentials
Windows Vista Windows 7 - English

Keep your computer safe with the backup of Microsoft Essentials and their constant updates and scanning for viruses and malware.

Registration date
Wednesday October 14, 2020
Last seen
October 13, 2021

Microsoft Security Essentials is widely regarded as one of the best free antivirus programs available.Being a Microsoft application, it is a trustworthy program that makes it easy for you to detect if you are being protected where necessary. Whether you want to quickly scan certain threats from common areas or a full system overview, Microsoft Security Essentials runs smoothly in the background and prevents any unwanted viruses.

Microsoft Security Essentials Main Features

  • All-inclusive: Microsoft Security Essentials is fitted with fully functional engines that guard against viruses and a myriad of other malware that can be caught while browsing the web or installing outside software and programs on the computer.

  • Easy and accessible: With this program, you will be able to access the painless manual scanner for malware checks. Moreover, you can schedule quick or full scans, either daily or on a day of your choosing, at any specified time of day. Simple green and the red indicator will make it clear as to whether you are protected or not, to avoid confusion.

  • Customized scanning: You have the capacity to run a full scan to check everything or if you are looking for more precision, a custom scan to look in specific folders or drives can be conducted. You are able to exclude files, locations, file types, and processes from these scans.

  • Tracking: The History tab keeps a record of conducted scans and enables you to check how the program is performing. These records can be set up to be deleted automatically or kept interminably. Alternatively, you can choose to remove these items after a set time, from one day later to up to three months later.

Is Microsoft Security Essentials free?

Yes. Microsoft Security Essentials is free for download and use.

Microsoft Security Essentials System Requirements

For Operating System: Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  • CPU clock speed of 1.0 GHz or higher,
  • RAM: 1 GB or higher.
  • VGA display of 800 × 600 or higher.
  • Hard Disk: 200 MB
  • An Internet connection is required for installation and to download the latest virus and spyware definitions for Microsoft Security Essentials.

How To Install Microsoft Security Essentials?

Follow the complete Install instructions on the Microsoft official site, with their step-by-step guide.

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