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Microsoft Security Essentials

4.8.204.0 (32-bit)
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780.8 k

A free antivirus software from Microsoft

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Latest version

4.8.204.0 (32-bit)

Apr 30th, 2015

Older versions
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For some time now, Microsoft has been developing its own antivirus software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a pack of tools designed for Windows 7 and earlier that adds a number of non-standard features for protecting your computer, including a comprehensive antivirus software called Windows Defender.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a real-time protection system that will protect your computer from all kinds of malware - like viruses, rootkits, and spyware - by analyzing your computer and alerting you whenever it detects unfamiliar and potentially dangerous elements. It detects malware by consulting its huge database which is constantly and automatically updated. You can use it without an Internet connection, too, so it can analyze your computer even if it's not online. It also consumes very little resources, unlike antivirus suites made by third parties. This makes Microsoft Security Essentials an ideal solution since it won't affect the use of your computer while it works.

The program is divided into several sections: analysis, upgrade, history, and configuration. If you don't have much experience, you can focus on the first two. In the history section, you can check what was found when your computer was analyzed. It shows the detected items, quarantined items, and allowed items. In the configuration section, you can schedule scans, automate tasks, modify protection options in real time, add files and folders to the exclusion list, and edit advanced antivirus settings.

For all these reasons, Microsoft Security Essentials is a great choice if you're looking for a free, lightweight, and reliable antivirus software.
By Daniel Rivas

Notes

Windows Defender is included by default in Windows 8, 81. RT, and 10, so it's not necessary to install it if you have any of these versions.
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Technical information

License
Free
Op. System
Windows
Category
Antivirus
Language
English
Author
Microsoft
Downloads
780,758
Date
Apr 30th, 2015

Older versions

4.8.204.0 (32-bit) Apr 30th, 2015
4.8.204.0 (64-bit) Apr 30th, 2015
4.8.204.0 (32-bit) Apr 30th, 2015
4.5.0216.0 Apr 14th, 2014
4.5.0216.0 (64 bits) Mar 12th, 2014
2.1.1116.0 (64 bits) Nov 24th, 2011
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Rating

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comments

grumpybluegorilla87525 icon
grumpybluegorilla87525 in 2020

installer in another language, understand nothing

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caramelo1959 icon
caramelo1959 in 2019

How can I download this antivirus?

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lokillone icon
lokillone in 2011

It is one of the best Antivirus I have ever tried, it has nothing but nothing to envy other antivirus with more "FAME"

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musikomponist icon
musikomponist in 2010

I can only say that it is among the best antivirus I have tried, apart from having a very intuitive interface, it is excellent; the only drawback is that to install it you must have the original Windo...

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angelo3 icon
angelo3 in 2010

microsft contributes little respect to other antivirus but due to the information of companies that certify and discovered that it has a good detection rate of malware and spyware but they do not offe...

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