Microsoft Security Essentials is a free anti-virus software from Microsoft. It runs in the background to protect your personal computer against malware, spyware, viruses as well as other malicious online threats.
Microsoft Security Essentials is completely free to all genuine Windows Vista and Windows 7 users, but available only for 32-bit Win XP. It’s a small download that provide whole lots of features.
Review of Microsoft Security Essentials Scanning and Performance
Microsoft Security Essentials performance in detecting and blocking malware was comparable to other commercial antivirus products with detection rate of 98% in our test. However it did very well in our proactive tests, which simulate how well a program detects new, unknown malware. In our test it caught exactly what NOD 32 caught and malware detection was actually better than AVG.
Microsoft Security Essentials performance in boot time and shut-down time was quite impressive. However, it was significantly slower at scanning compared to major security vendors.
MSE impressive boot time improvement : Boot time reduce by more than 70 seconds after replacing Avira with Microsoft Security Essentials. Boot time tracking using Soluto.
It ranks highly in performance and easy on system resources. The graphical user interface was remarkably neat and user friendly, and it comes pre-configured. Microsoft Security Essentials has one of the simplest GUIs we have seen for a computer security solution. It’s not obtrusive like many of the antivirus software currently on the market.
After the program is installed, the software will update itself automatically. Updates are published 3 times a day to Microsoft Update. It is always kept up to date so you can rest assured your computer is protected.
Free isn’t always good when you need a good quality product, but up to now Microsoft Security Essentials has proved otherwise. To summarize, MSE is highly recommended as a free antivirus program which will protect your pc. Microsoft Security Essentials can be download at http://www.microsoft.com/Security_essentials/. Installation is painless and quick. This is a genuinely a good product and come highly recommended.
Published by Spyware, Adware and Computer Security News (www.spywarenews.org)