Microsoft Security Essentials

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  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista

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Microsoft Security Essentials


This antivirus program offers a very clean and tabbed interface. Its Home tab provides you with brief information about your current system security status. Basically, green is OK, yellow – pay attention, red – bad. To the right, you will find the three scan options, so actually it takes a couple of clicks only to initiate a scanning process.

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Besides the refined graphical user interface and regular updates, the program demonstrates decent performance too. It seems to be light on resources and fortunately it doesn't take ages to finalize a scanning procedure. The software offers decent virus and spyware detection too.


If you still use Windows Vista or 7 and you are looking for a baseline security program, Microsoft Security Essentials should be your choice. It doesn't require many system resources and provides you with proper virus protection.


  • Free
  • Real-time protection
  • Frequent updates


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Reviewed by: Konstantin Kostadinov

Microsoft Security Essentials is VIRUS-FREE!

Our security scan shows that Microsoft Security Essentials is clean from viruses. The current version of Microsoft Security Essentials has been scanned by our system, which contains 46 different anti-virus algorithms. That ensures that Microsoft Security Essentials is 100% safe for your computer.

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