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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.


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows/products/security-essentials
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2 Likes #2
good software but prefer AVG :P
#3
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 :)
#5
thanks
#6
Its from MS

So they know what and where all the exploits are... unlike other AV
5 Likes #7
vinh1000
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
dga
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.
#9
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.
#10
The only time I've seen it stop working was when using with a bent copy of Windows
1 Like #11
Bent copy ?? Oops, rushes to cancel the install :(
#12
I have it already. Great free software
2 Likes #13
Predikuesi
vinh1000
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.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
MSE has a new version being beta tested at the mo.
#14
Thanks will install
#15
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!
#16
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
Mikuru
Its from MS

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


Odd logic.
banned#18
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
#19
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.
#20
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...
banned 1 Like #21
vinh1000
good software but prefer AVG :P

seriously, you are risking it with AVG now. Its really bad as the number of people reporting viruses using this in MISC is a daily occurrence
#22
The main problem with most comments/recommendations from ordinary users of AV software (and I include myself in that) is that we all think the one we happen to use (and I use Avira Free) is the best.

You think everything's fine, and it picks up the odd problem maybe, but what you'll never know about are the things it's failing to pick up. You've no means of knowing what your software's missing.

For what it's worth, Which? recently tested and rated the main free offerings as follows:

Microsoft Security Essential 2012 84%
AVG Antivirus Free 2012 75%
Avira Free 65%
Avast! Free Antivirus 6 50%
banned 1 Like #23
Newbold
The main problem with most comments/recommendations from ordinary users of AV software (and I include myself in that) is that we all think the one we happen to use (and I use Avira Free) is the best.

You think everything's fine, and it picks up the odd problem maybe, but what you'll never know about are the things it's failing to pick up. You've no means of knowing what your software's missing.

For what it's worth, Which? recently tested and rated the main free offerings as follows:

Microsoft Security Essential 2012 84%
AVG Antivirus Free 2012 75%
Avira Free 65%
Avast! Free Antivirus 6 50%

No disprespect but I wouldnt trust which magazine to know what they are doing when it comes to comprehensive testing of software.
#24
csiman
Newbold
The main problem with most comments/recommendations from ordinary users of AV software (and I include myself in that) is that we all think the one we happen to use (and I use Avira Free) is the best.

You think everything's fine, and it picks up the odd problem maybe, but what you'll never know about are the things it's failing to pick up. You've no means of knowing what your software's missing.

For what it's worth, Which? recently tested and rated the main free offerings as follows:

Microsoft Security Essential 2012 84%
AVG Antivirus Free 2012 75%
Avira Free 65%
Avast! Free Antivirus 6 50%

No disprespect but I wouldnt trust which magazine to know what they are doing when it comes to comprehensive testing of software.

Could be, but looking at the way they test, it does look pretty comprehensive - certainly better than the very subjective views of individual posters (and again I include myself in that).
#25
one of the best

i use it with a modified version of windows safer than the house the pig made of bricks..
although i have got super antispyware free and malwarebytes running alomg side this
#26
The best anti avirus i have found is Avast far superior to avg.
But use kaspersky now as a paid AV.
#27
Ancient. Cold.
#28
dga
Newbold
csiman
Newbold
The main problem with most comments/recommendations from ordinary users of AV software (and I include myself in that) is that we all think the one we happen to use (and I use Avira Free) is the best.

You think everything's fine, and it picks up the odd problem maybe, but what you'll never know about are the things it's failing to pick up. You've no means of knowing what your software's missing.

For what it's worth, Which? recently tested and rated the main free offerings as follows:

Microsoft Security Essential 2012 84%
AVG Antivirus Free 2012 75%
Avira Free 65%
Avast! Free Antivirus 6 50%

No disprespect but I wouldnt trust which magazine to know what they are doing when it comes to comprehensive testing of software.

Could be, but looking at the way they test, it does look pretty comprehensive - certainly better than the very subjective views of individual posters (and again I include myself in that).

Install it on a laptop then give it to a 13 y/o boy with access to p2p file sharing, that's a real test.


No worries - we've got some of those in here, doing just that. ;)
#29
Is it possible to install this one when I already have Norton Anti-Virus software? I heard somewhere that each software will recognise the other as a potential threat and try to delete it, is that right?
#30
justabout72
one of the best

i use it with a modified version of windows safer than the house the pig made of bricks..
although i have got super antispyware free and malwarebytes running alomg side this

Actually from that article the conclusion is it is slow.
Avast is the best, and usually it is found to be the fastest.
Here is the link again to the article in case it wasn't visible:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-anti-virus-software.htm
#31
MSE was released in December 2010, why is it being posted today?
#32
Man lands on moon.
#33
Not the best, sluggish and also caught a few false positives when i've tested it, but for free it's still better than AVG
#34
For the freebie antivirus packages I prefer Avira (http://www.free-av.com) which detects more viruses than AVG and is not a resource hog. I believe the free Microsoft one is pretty good though.
#35
dga
Newbold
csiman
Newbold
The main problem with most comments/recommendations from ordinary users of AV software (and I include myself in that) is that we all think the one we happen to use (and I use Avira Free) is the best.

You think everything's fine, and it picks up the odd problem maybe, but what you'll never know about are the things it's failing to pick up. You've no means of knowing what your software's missing.

For what it's worth, Which? recently tested and rated the main free offerings as follows:

Microsoft Security Essential 2012 84%
AVG Antivirus Free 2012 75%
Avira Free 65%
Avast! Free Antivirus 6 50%

No disprespect but I wouldnt trust which magazine to know what they are doing when it comes to comprehensive testing of software.

Could be, but looking at the way they test, it does look pretty comprehensive - certainly better than the very subjective views of individual posters (and again I include myself in that).

Install it on a laptop then give it to a 13 y/o boy with access to p2p file sharing, that's a real test.

I use MSE and find it better than AVG but i also use Peerblock for p2p file sharing, here is a link
http://download.cnet.com/PeerBlock/3000-10435_4-75328692.html
#36
i use avg but stuff getting past it at moment, i will try this new one, thanks
#37
avast and comodo is the key
#38
nice. will give it a try
banned#39
Cold always free
#40
Been using this for 2 years and it is the best antivirus ever.

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