Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It is a free download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.
Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.
Reviewing 4.8.0203.0 Pre-Release (Apr 16, 2015)
MSE is a very good antivirus; I used it on my old notebook with Windows XP and now I use it on my new notebook with Windows 7. It is light and effective, and consider that I visit all sorts of sites and download and test all sorts of software. MSE never failed to warn me of potential/real viruses and malwares.
I just added a (free) tool that makes bi-directional the native firewall that is included in Windows. Regards.
Reviewing 4.8.0203.0 Pre-Release (Apr 15, 2015)
All the machines I have to clean at work have this on it, its basically doing nothing.. its useless just like all microsoft products.
Reviewing 4.6.305.0 (Nov 17, 2014)
Poor detection and removal. Slows your computer down far too much as it scans every program you open
Reviewing 4.6.0302.0 Pre-Release (Aug 23, 2014)
Poor detection of malware/viruses/trojans !
Reviewing 188.8.131.52 Pre-Release (Sep 10, 2013)
MS came 17th out of 18 AV's on 'AV Comparative' (March - June 2013) tests - Enough said really
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