Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
Microsoft Security Essentials 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.
The launch of Security Essentials sees Microsoft attempting to give Windows users an all-encompassing anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-malware application, for free.
The interface is clear and intuitive, with simple options to scan for viruses or back up and restore files. The health bar lets you know your security status and will guide you through the necessary steps when problems arise.
Microsoft claims that 70 per cent of consumers do not have anti-virus software or do not keep it updated, so Essentials is specifically aimed at inexperienced users who may not have the technical know-how or time to manage a computer on a daily basis.
This version Microsoft Security Essentials will only work in genuine versions of Windows.
The latest Microsoft Security Essentials ships with a license that enables you to use it for free in your small business (up to ten licenses). Ideal for a home office, department or small team.
* Windows Firewall integration.
* Network Inspection System.
* New and improved protection engine.
Download: Microsoft Security Essentials 2.1.1 | 8 MB (Freeware)