Microsoft Security Essentials 2018-2019 Version Full Free Download

Microsoft Security Essentials 2018-2019 Version Full Free Download

Introduction  Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials is an anti-malware  software tool that can be installed for free on older versions of Windows, namely Windows Vista and Windows 7. The technical support for Windows XP is, unfortunately, no longer available.

Security Essentials is easy to use. The user interface is fairly simple and offers most features right on the main window. Here you can scan your computer and choose among a quick, full or custom scan. Quick Scan checks specific parts of your computer, for example, OS drive, System Files, Registries. Full scan is a deep scan of your entire computer.

At the bottom of the main window, you can see the next scheduled scan and the last scan details.  Microsoft Security Essentials will alert you automatically in case of a yellow or red alert and recommend what to do. You can act directly from the notification area without having to enter the application.

Microsoft Security Essentials 2018 Microsoft Security Essentials

Virus and spyware definitions are updated automatically and the details can be seen in the Update tab. The History tab shows detected virus/spyware, quarantined files and allowed files (in case of false positives). Security Essentials also displays the alert level of the virus/spyware, i.e how dangerous the suspicious file is to your system. In the Settings tab, you can configure your scans, set files to scan and exclude, select processes to scan, configure the default action for virus/spyware, create a system restore point and set Administrator option. The real-time scan is turned on by default and is useful for users who use external storages and the Internet. MAPS or Microsoft Active Protection Service automatically reports on all detected virus/spyware and suspicious software to Microsoft which helps in developing better update definitions.

Microsoft Security Essentials Microsoft Security Essentials

Unlike other anti-malware applications, Microsoft Security Essentials doesn’t use much of your system resources, is fast and simple. It is also free and only requires a licensed copy of Windows. I have used it for a long time and haven’t had any issues with virus/spyware. I recommend using it for personal computers and small businesses.

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure – when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

Pros

  • Provides resident protection from viruses, spyware and other malware
  • Small download size
  • Quick and very easy to install
  • Does not attempt to install unrelated software
  • Works with Windows 7 and Vista (Windows Defender is built-in to Windows 10/8)

Cons

  • Does not include a silent mode (so you might be bothered during gaming)
  • Windows XP isn’t supported

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  • Microsoft Security Essentials includes fully functional engines to guard against viruses and most other kinds of malware
  • Includes a very easy to use on-demand scanner for manual malware checks
  • Microsoft Security Essentials updates regularly to keep its malware knowledge current
  • My Thoughts on Microsoft Security Essentials

Security Essentials is Microsoft’s first attempt at an antivirus program, free or otherwise. My take: they did an excellent job. It was super easy to install and even easier to understand and use. Microsoft Security Essentials even trumps most of the popular, expensive antivirus options out there.

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.

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.

How to download and install a Microsoft Security Essentials update:

  1. Check whether your version of Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit.
  2. In the table left, click on the link that will work for your version of Windows.
  3. Save the file to your Desktop..
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