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Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection – Microsoft Security Essentials

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Microsoft Security Essentials is the latest product from Microsoft. A Free ( Only for Genuine Windows Users ) Anti Virus, Spyware and Malware Protection Software that protects your computer.

Its easy to install, easy to use, and does not take up too much space on your computer.  I’ll show you where to get the find the free download link and how to install it.

About Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft’s Security Essentials is a great anti virus as its free and one does not get limited features as most other “free” anti virus programs provide in the market. Its lightweight and simple to use. The only thing Microsoft asks is that you be using a Genuine Copy of Windows to be able to download and install it. It works on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 Operating System.

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Where to Download

Details on Microsoft Security Essentials details can be found here. ( Click here )  You can download the US version directly here. It only takes a few minutes to download and install.  The best thing i noticed about this anti virus is that it runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that your Computer does not freeze up. You are able to work without any interruptions.

Updates and Reviews

Updates are downloaded automatically using Signature Service, getting you the latest definitions to combat the possible threats.  You can even set up automatic scan timings so that your computer gets a scan.

Security Essentials has been reviewed by quite a few professonals and they all have given great reviews stating how they never received any false alarms or warnings and that all threats were handled properly.

System Requirements

OS: Genuine Windows XP (SP 2 or SP 3); Windows Vista (Gold, SP 1, or SP 2); Windows 7

  • For Windows XP, PC with a CPU clock speed of 500 MHz or more, and 1 GB RAM or higher.
  • For Windows Vista, Windows 7, PC with a CPU clock speed of 1.0 GHz or higher, and 1 GB RAM or higher.
  • VGA display of 800 × 600 or higher.
  • 140 MB of available hard disk space.
  • An Internet connection is required for installation and to download the latest virus and spyware definitions for Microsoft Security Essentials.
  • Internet Browser:
    • Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.
    • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or later.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials also supports Windows XP Mode in Windows 7.

Our Review

Security Essentials is a great Anti Virus program that will make your comouter safe and secure while browsing online. It does not give false alarms and does have the ability to detect and eliminate all the latest virus and trojans.

However we did notice that having this anti virus installed our boot up time to power up increased by 3-4 seconds and it did slow down our browsing speed, by a few seconds. Not something that a normal user would notice , but i did.

Hope you enjoyed this review of Microsoft Security Essentials and feel free to download it at your own responsibility.

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About Ramit

Ramit is an Internet Marketing Expert and Data Security Analyst. His broad Online Marketing Experience in combination with a talented staff has made him a name synonymous with top rankings. He also is an Expert in Encryption and IT Management and regularly writes on the below topics * Full Disk Encryption * Search Engine Optimization ( SEO ) * Search Engine Marketing (SEM ) * Online Marketing Techniques

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  1. Ramit, thanks for this great anti virus software. It was really easy to install and i found so many spywar on my computer on the first run adn they were all deleted. I feel so much better now.
    Thanks for sharing this

  2. Sarah, glad this helped. Look forward to seeing you as a regular reader on the site.

  3. Wow, great site you have here. I love reading other sites about stopping viruses! It’s such an ongoing war. My computer was infected last month and it took days to restore it. Ever since then I have been making a backup every weekend. I’ve bookmarked your homepage and will visit again soon to see the latest news. Thanks again for this website – it is really good.

  4. Nicholas Musselman

    Keep up the good work!

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