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 4.8.0201.0 Pre-Release (Mar 19, 2015)
Lol all the windows 8 machines have this built in now and that Still come into the shop every day with tonnes of viruses on them. The people who hack windows are so far ahead of microsoft that it makes them look like a joke. MS should consider making a new OS based on unix/linux to get their security problems under control once and for all. Apple is a group of complete ret&rds and yet they were smart enough to figure this out over a decade ago. Google decided to build a new OS from scratch and guess what kernel they used, oh ya Linux. Wake the hell up Microsoft you morons.
Reviewing 4.7.0202.0 Pre-Release (Jan 9, 2015)
Please note this application does NOT run under Windows XP.
Reviewing 4.7.0202.0 Pre-Release (Dec 15, 2014)
Maybe I'm losing my memory these days. But I thought I read earlier this year they were discontinuing this.
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 4.6.305.0 (Sep 21, 2014)
How do you download a version other than the one appropriate to the O/S you're currently running?
Answer: Click on the "Locales & Languages" link just below the big "Download Now" button at http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
For United States (English), there are 3 versions available:
Windows XP 32-bit
Windows 7/Vista 32-bit
Windowns 7/Vista 64-bit
Download links to English XP 32-bit version.
To download versions for other OSs (Vista/7 32/64bit) or locales, use the "Homepage" link and click the big Download Now button in your face.