Microsoft Security Essentials Microsoft Security Essentials

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Latest Version: 4.10.209 LATEST
Requirements: Windows XP x64 / Vista x64 / Windows 7 x64 / Windows 8 x64 / Windows 10 x64
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Microsoft Security Essentials is a free antivirus pack developed by Microsoft to protect pc from viruses, spying programmes and troyans. Utility is also known as Windows Defender. It is described as a good protection for your computer if you don’t want to pay for antivirus. By the way it is fully legal to use it in small companies (under 10 people).
It offers such functions as new scan system for better threat definition, network analysis and stable work with Internet Explorer. Almost exactly network analysis is the best one. It controls the data you get from internet and if it finds any mistakes or viruses blocks the link.
MSE Interface is pretty simple but nevertheless it looks pretty good. Green and grey. Color combination describes the whole programme. Simple for any user no matter what his pc usage level is. Installation is like all other components. Few steps and programme is ready to be used. In main tab you can see information about pc security in general, antivirus’ databases relevance and button to do a quick check. Second tab is for upgrading a programme and here is information about all the upgrades and actions done before. In third tab you can find all the menaces ever found by utility. And it gives you access to quarantine zone. Last tab named ‘’Settings’’. Here you can choose a check type, actions to deal with viruses and measure your processor usage.
In 2009 it was one of the best free-to-use antiviruses. Such advantages as high work speed, great safeness and absence of advertisements made it one of the leaders. Programmes’ popularity was growing fast. It is preloaded at Windows 8 (All the Windows OS are supported), so even if you have no other antivirus you are still pretty secured. In 2012-2013 it’s rating began to fall down cause of “simple” protection. It is meant that antivirus provides safeness from viruses not very dangerous and it is recommended to use another one for bigger security. But anyway, even “simple” protection is better than no security at all. It is a good choice for those, who likes high speed performance and plainness. Also good for PC not connected to Internet.

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