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Microsoft Security Essentials

User
  • 7.3
  • Good
  • 1156
Softonic
  • 8
  • Very good
  • Very good
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License:
Free
Language:
English
OS:
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Latest version:
4.4.304.0 14/11/13
Last month's downloads:
35,260
Size:
10.6 MB
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Microsoft Security Essentials is fully compatible with:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

You'll also need:

Minimum requirements
Minimum Recommended
Processor: 500 MHz 1,0 MHz
Memory: 256 MB 1 MB
Free space: 140 MB
Screen resolution: 800x600
Framework: Internet Explorer 6.0.
Firefox: Firefox 2.0 Firefox
Others: Internet connection
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Available languages

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  • Spanish
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
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Versions of Microsoft Security Essentials

All versions of Microsoft Security Essentials
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Microsoft Security Essentials 4.4.304.0 14/11/13 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Microsoft Security Essentials 4.2.223.0 26/07/13 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

Elena Santos

Pros
  • Easy to install and use
  • Automatic updates
  • Several scan types
  • Light and unobtrusive
Cons
  • Doesn't disinfect files
  • Too basic for expert users
  • No firewall

"Really The Best! And Free!"

Low CPU/Memory usage. I have used MSE for five years now, along with Malwarebytes and 9 Lab Removal Tool. Only had a few PUP's.

I have a old cheap laptop i like to test AV Products with and MSE is just as good if not better than the big names. Only MSE doesn't use all the resources the others do. Scheduled Scan works as it should. Updates sometimes twice in an hour. ( I have MSE set in *Registry* to check every hour) It is really the best AV Product out. It doesn't nag you, install other (Open Candy) Toolbars, etc, etc ... like the others do. No pop up's either. Just does it's job.

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