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Microsoft Security Essentials

Post by Safan on 29th September 2009, 3:58 pm

No cost, no hassle security software for your PC

You're too busy to spend a lot of time worrying about protecting your PC. With Microsoft Security Essentials, you get high-quality protection against viruses and spyware, including Trojans, worms and other malicious software. And best of all, there are no costs or annoying subscriptions to keep track of.

It's very easy to install Security Essentials using it is even easier than one might expect. Updates and upgrades are automatic, so there's no need to worry about having the latest protection. It's easy to tell if you're protected – when the Security Essentials icon is green, your status is good. It's as simple as that.

When you're busy using your PC, you don't want to be bothered by needless alerts. Security Essentials runs quietly in the background, only alerting you if there's something you need to do. And it doesn't use a lot of system resources, so it won't get in the way of your work or fun.

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

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. 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.

Requirements:

· For XP - CPU with clock speed of 500 MHz or higher
· For XP - Memory: 256 MB RAM or higher
· For Vista / W7 - CPU with clock speed of 1.0 GHz or higher
· For Vista / W7 - Memory: 1 GB RAM or higher
· VGA (Display): 800 x 600 or higher
· Storage: 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 Microsoft Security Essentials
· Internet Browser (IE or Firefox)

Download: http://www.microsoft.com/Security_essentials/

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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials

Post by Nazzgull on 29th September 2009, 9:12 pm

I don't have legal copy of Windows Sad tearing Didn't pass genuine Sad tearing



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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials

Post by Sir $wat on 30th September 2009, 1:29 am

so this cannot work wit Avast on the same pc?



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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials

Post by Doctor Inferno on 30th September 2009, 9:19 am

@Sir $wat wrote:so this cannot work wit Avast on the same pc?

It's strongly not recommended to. It will cause conflicts.


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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials

Post by Sir $wat on 30th September 2009, 12:28 pm

i figured....

so Doc, if u could choose one to use, which one wud it b?



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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials

Post by Doctor Inferno on 30th September 2009, 1:04 pm

For now, I'd stick with Avast. Microsoft Security Essentials is still new, so there's not much feedback on it yet.


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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials

Post by Sir $wat on 1st October 2009, 12:40 am

okie... sticking wit Avast...



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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials

Post by Superdave on 9th June 2010, 1:24 am

I've been using it on both of my computers for over 6 months with no problems. When I'm doing research, I go to a lot of dangerous sites. It hasn't failed me yet.

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Pretty good PGM

Post by vegassmitty on 22nd August 2010, 8:39 pm

It allowed Security Suite(virus) to get me. Was disables immediately. But thats the only thing that I see got by it since I started using it last year. Let me think

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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials

Post by makxp77 on 5th September 2011, 3:36 pm

I use a combo of Avira Premium and Malware Bytes (Paid) and knock on wood never have gotten anything in 3 years.

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