Microsoft Security Essentials

by Microsoft

Provides security essentials for windows providers

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Microsoft

Antivirus check: passed

Last revision: Last week

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Despite the system requirements, Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) does not abuse memory resources, nor does it overburden the CPU, nor do it take long to boot the operating system.

Antivirus database update is available only to license operating system owners. Once installed, MSE immediately checks to see if the automatic system update is disabled. If so, it will turn it on itself and start updating the signatures. You can then select the type of scan or set the frequency of the tests. Also, the computer will be assigned one of the 3 colors: red means high risk, yellow - there are threats, green - everything is clean.

As for the quality of heuristic analysis and detection of actual viruses, everything is very subjective. Compared to other known antivirus products, MSE is relatively new, so you should not expect developers to react ultra-fast to the appearance of a new network worm or malware that is difficult to detect. This can only be done by large antivirus companies with a powerful laboratory, which have been working on the computer security market for a long time.

Microsoft rarely pleases users with free products. Anyone can try out a new antivirus. However, not everyone will be happy with the level of protection that the Windows creators offer us. This is especially true for system administrators. But in general, MSE is at an acceptable level, based on the fact that it is an absolutely free protection tool. Remember that no modern antivirus can give a 100% protection guarantee.

- you don't have to register somewhere, like Avast;

- isn't demanding with computer resources;

- real-time background protection mode;

- a simple interface.

William
I'm pretty sure this is what I use on my computer. It works well, and catches a lot. Actually, it is one of the best antivirus software platforms out there for windows computers, at least if you want free antivirus. If you want something much better you will have to pay for it. It may take a while to scan, but it does pretty good.
Brodie
Microsoft security essentials are a good piece of software for preventing spyware, viruses, adware and other type of software manipulations that attempt to steal from your computer. This also includes all the updated utilities and software that come with a windows update. It always improving bugs, quality, and adding new functional apps
Ben
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