Free Anti-Virus Software for Windows – Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft has released its new Security Essentials software that offers real-time protection against viruses, spyware, and other malicious programs. It’s also FREE.

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 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.

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. It doesn’t hog the CPU or use too much memory. This tool is easily integrated into Windows,so that even simple home PC users can keep their computer protected. The Security Essentials software use ‘Dynamic Signature Service’ which ensures that users are always protected and up-to-date, without having to wait for the next scheduled download.


Users can schedule full or quick system scans, exclude certain file types of processes from being scanned, and designate how you are alerted of various actions and what you want the default step to be.

You do not need to sign-up or register for downloading Security Essential Anti-Virus software. But in order to use this sofwtare, your PC should be running a genuine copy of Windows Operating Systems.

This is a great move from Microsoft to release a full version of anti-virus, anti-spyware anti-malware utility for free to the windows users. This dynamic signature update along with automated Windows update should help Microsoft from keeping computers away from viruses and provide a much stable operating system than ever before for the general home users.

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