Looking for a free anti virus program that is created by Microsoft, then you need to download Microsoft Security Essentials. It is available as a free download for users of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. But don’t discourage if you are running Windows 8 or RT, because you have it built into your computer as Windows Defender with the same features.
Microsoft Security Essentials works flawless with your Windows PC, with daily updates to keep you secure with the latest threats. With automatic detection of computer viruses, malware, spyware, rootkits and trojan horses. If detected, you will be promoted to either quarantine the threat or remove it. And then you can continue to use your PC without any worries.
You will need a Genuine copy of Windows in order to run this software as Microsoft Security Essentials does use the Windows Genuine Advantage system. Updates to not only the definitions but also the program itself, run through Windows Update so you won’t even have to worry about not getting the latest advantage to this software, your computer will remain protected to the latest threats. Moreover, by default Security Essentials runs a scan on Sundays at 2am, however you can change this to a daily scan for a safer feeling.
- Protection from viruses, rootkits, malware, spyware and trojan horses.
- Automatic Updates
- Real Time Protection
- AV-Test.org Certified
- Firewall protection for added secruity
- Automatic night scans so no computer interruptions
- Easy to install and use with no knowledge required
Microsoft Security Essentials is lightweight with the installer only 10MB in size and uses very little resources, it remains running in your task bar at all times.