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Microsoft Security Essentials is a free anti malware software program created by Microsoft to guard against viruses and spyware.

Microsoft Security Essentials is considered to be the most effective malware protection software for Windows because it was created by the same people who create the Windows operating system.

Microsoft Security Essentials works with:

  • Windows 7.
  • Windows Vista.
  • Windows XP.

Microsoft Security Essentials Windows 8

Windows 8 does not have or need Microsoft Security Essentials because Windows 8 already comes pre-installed with Windows Defender which is the replacement software for Microsoft Security Essentials. You can open Windows Defender by clicking the the Start button. In the search box, type Defender, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Defender.

Microsoft Security Essentials Features

This Windows anti malware software runs and updates silently in the background so interruptions and user intervention is kept to a minimum. Once installed the security software runs in the system tray as a green castle icon. If the software needs a manual update or recommends a system scan the tray icon turns orange. If there is an immediate threat the tray icon turns red. Microsoft Security Essentials is also accessible from the right click context menu so to make it convenient to scan anything you download from the internet before running or opening. This antivirus protection software is considered to be one of the 5 critical Windows security programs to protect a pc from all forms of malware, virus and trojans.

Microsoft Security Essentials Download

Microsoft Security Essentials can be downloaded at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download