Free Microsoft Security Essentials

Free Microsoft Security Essentials

Today’s virtual world continuously introduces more (and more advanced) threats, that’s way antivirus software latest version should be given priority.

To provide protection against different types of malware e. g. computer virus, spyware, rootkits and Trojan horses Microsoft created free antivirus software product for Windows XP , Windows Vista, and Windows 7 - Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). Microsoft Security Essentialsis substituted for Windows Live OneCare, a trading subscription-based antivirus service and for the free Windows Defender only given protection from adware and spyware.

MSE has good finding rates, in particular rootkits detecting. Even more impressive is that Security Essentials has very few false positives, is light on resources and is good at removal of existing malware.

Microsoft Security Essentials is regarded as the best choice by common users because of the minimal user interaction required and its feature to automatically update and remove threats. Registration is of no need, apart from a quick validating of Windows, and there are no bothered displays or ads.

It is also has some drawbacks the main of which are the slow scan speeds and the lengthy amount of time it takes to quarantine malware. MSE also has no limit in certain countries so users there will have to look elsewhere. Note that Microsoft Security Essentials requires is an actual copy of Windows to set.

Free Microsoft Security Essentials


MSE is designed as a security for users and lacks centralized management peculiarities which are parts of Microsoft Forefront Client Security. It consists of the same anti-malware tool (i. e. dubbed "Microsoft Malware Protection Engine", or MSMPENG for short and virus detections that all other Microsoft desktop anti-malware products share, including Forefront Client Security, Windows Live OneCare, and Windows Defender (the antivirus definitions which are separate from the antispyware definitions are excluded in Defender ). MSE checks for the validity of the installed copy of Microsoft Windows before its setting. MSE doesn’t require registration or private information. MSE will make Windows Defender disable, as it protects against malware, not limited to spyware and adware.

With the hope of default settings, archived files go through decompression, and then scanning. The same concerns file downloads and e-mail attachments. Its Dynamic Signature Service attacks better identify malicious files by checking for updates if an application is under suspicion. MSE inquires user’s inputting before and then takes action against a suspect file. The suspected malware can be regarded as attacked if no response is received in ten minutes. According to its default action MSE is allowed to determine the malware ‘destiny’. Before removing detected malware, System Restore points are created.

One more advantage of MSE is its automatically checking for and downloading virus definition updates which are published three times per day to Microsoft Update. Alternatively, users are given the possibility to download the updates manually using Microsoft Security Portal.

Free Microsoft Security Essentials

Novelty of invention called "Security Essentials 2010" appeared on the Internet in February, 2010. It represents a rogue security software package. Microsoft’s users are allowed to freely download, install and use Microsoft Security Essentials on an unlimited number of their computers in their households, so long as each computer has a valid copy of Microsoft Windows. During the process of operating system installation and in the end of it, MSE checks it for validity. In case the operating system is detected as not genuine, Microsoft Security Essentials will notify the user of the issue, and may stop operating after a period of time.

The right to reverse-engineer, hack, decompile or disassemble the software are denied by MSE due to its software license. It also covers publishing or disclosing the results of benchmark tests of this software to third parties without prior written approval from Microsoft Corporation

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