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Not sure if already added but thought of sharing as is really good and 100% FREE antivirus and anti-malware from Microsoft.

This has been there for quite some time and i have been using this for long and is really good and reliable.

Use Microsoft Security Essentials to guard against viruses, spyware, and other evil software. It provides real-time protection for your home or small business PCs.

Microsoft Security Essentials is free* and we designed it to be simple to install and easy to use. It runs quietly and efficiently in the background so you don't have to worry about interruptions or making updates.


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good software but prefer AVG :P
Currently the 4th hottest All time freebie - http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/free-microsoft-security-essentials-829979

Granted it was posted over a year ago, but is still valid
1 Like #4
also to add using MSE doesnt eat up lot of CPU like other antivirus softwares thus speeding PC performance as well :)
Its from MS

So they know what and where all the exploits are... unlike other AV
5 Likes #7
good software but prefer AVG :P

I used AVG for over ten years until MSE came out. In my opinion MSE is far superior.
1 Like #8
Has been disabled mysteriously with no ability to restart the service twice after 2 OS reinstallations.

How can I have faith in a product that simply wont even start?

I had this trouble too, turned out I had a bug that reinstalled each time it was removed, also it messed with windows defender, not used it since.
MSE is useless against rootkits and a simple script exploit renders it useless (see above) almost permanently. It's worth every penny they charge for it.
The only time I've seen it stop working was when using with a bent copy of Windows
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Bent copy ?? Oops, rushes to cancel the install :(
I have it already. Great free software
2 Likes #13
good software but prefer AVG :P

I used AVG for over ten years until MSE came out. In my opinion MSE is far superior.

Agree, AVG misses a lot of the nasty stuff. I run MSE in conjunction with Malwarebytes.
MSE has a new version being beta tested at the mo.
Thanks will install
MSE just doesnt cut it neither do any of the other free av's i tested this by installing 1 at a time leaving it a month while downloading torrents and selecting random sites of the un-official wiki on the deep web, then ran a full scan with a free av once that had finished plugged in my pen drive with titanium av on and ran another scan. Every month i tested this it found things that the free av's looked over, so if you use the web for more than just surfing be safe buy an av!
Forgot malwarebytes trial was good and it was unlimited but last time i went to install it on pc the trail only lasted a month, you could always d/l a keygen and get the full thing for free (a keygen usualy triggers any av with a false positive) but to be safe run it in sand boxie
1 Like #17
Its from MS

So they know what and where all the exploits are... unlike other AV

Odd logic.
Ive used AVG, norton, mcafee and other antiviruses, but to be honest this is the best 1 and I have been using this for well over a year and its light on the memory and does a great job. Never had any issues with installing it like others have here. Works a charm and ill stick with it, im sick of other av's that are so heavy on memory and you need to keep renewing the serial numbers or deal with pop ad screens. This is just impressive for a MS release.

Edited By: Dan777 on Dec 27, 2011 12:01
Used AVG for years then paid for NOD32. I didn't like paying so started using MSE. Won't be looking anywhere else any time soon. Recommended download.
crap dont waste your time but something solid like ESET i seen so many pc`s lately come through the door with this on and didnt stop the spyware or viruses floating around...

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