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FREE!! Lifetime Antivirus - Microsoft Security Essentials

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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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    uksnapper
    I used Dr Soloman then Sophos since the late 80s, all paid for, but moved to the free MS offering a couple of years ago on XP and now Win 7and don't regret it
    sangke
    been using for 2 years no problems
    zworld
    A MSE freebie thread appears almost every month!

    "Not sure if already added"
    OperateOnMe
    These threads really should be amalgamated and after 3months, there should be trigger to make it hot again if it goes over a 100'

    Anyway getting back to the post. MSE is free, does almost as well as any paid for software and at the moment is still the fastest and lightest antivirus scanner available.
    oldmanhouse
    dga
    Still interested as to why it can be magically disabled and the warning message muted hours after a fresh install of Windows 7.


    Is it a legit install? I'm having trouble installing it on a computer which fails WGA (although it is a legit copy, it's still being flagged up!!)
    Bingohomer
    Has been out there for a while now but always good to remind people that it is there, I have been using for sometime and never had an issue.
    lloydy110
    Used to be an AVG fan then NOD 32 (free and paid versions)... but this surpasses them both.
    Im the one that normally has to sort out family and friends PCs after theyve clicked on links they shouldnt and im getting them all to install this. It links in with windows firewall very well, you can also set it to not scan while your using your PC .
    Highly recommended


    Edited By: lloydy110 on Dec 31, 2011 20:07: corrected spelling
    chezvegas85
    shadowdogg
    Mikuru
    Its from MS

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


    Odd logic.



    Did you not know? They deliberately leave fundamental security flaws so they can make millions selling free AV products....
    Mozart321
    I use an operating system that doesn't need anti virus.
    http://www.ubuntu.com
    Shengis
    Mozart321
    I use an operating system that doesn't need anti virus.
    http://www.ubuntu.com

    I use an operating system that runs the programs I want to use X)
    Rothko9
    Just voted Gizmo’s Freeware Award for Best Freeware Product of 2011

    Updated 1. January 2012 - 14:19 by ianjrichards
    Winner:

    Our reader’s votes are in and counted and the winner of this year’s award is Microsoft Security Essentials.

    This is the second year in a row that Security Essentials has won this award. It is a worthy winner. It not only provides first class protection for your PC against malware it also has the advantage of coming from Microsoft itself. This gives many users great comfort that the product is reliable and can be trusted.

    And technically the product is very sound. While its malware detection rates are not class leading they are still very high and approach the levels achieved by the very best commercial products. Furthermore it imposes only a moderate overhead on your computer so many users will notice little or no impact on the speed of their PC.

    But its virtues don’t stop there. It is very unobtrusive in operation and doesn’t disturb users with warning alerts and other notices. The rate of false positives is also very low so in normal circumstances most users won’t even notice it is running except of course if a virus or other threat is detected in which case Security Essentials will spring into action to stop the intruder and neutralize it.

    Critics would argue the detection rates could be higher both for circulating malware and more particularly new malware. Security Essential for examples manages a 92.1% detection rate for current malware and 48.7% for new malware while the popular Avira Anti-malware program achieved 99.5% and 62.4% based on the most recent tests at AV Comparatives.

    While there is some truth in these criticisms, they do not detract from the fact that in real life Microsoft Security Essentials provides a perfectly adequate level of protection for average users. This combined with its unobtrusiveness, low resource usage and the Microsoft brand is a winning combination for many user.

    http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/gizmo-s-freeware-award-best-freeware-product-2011.htm#main-content


    Burning like the fires of hell for a lot of people. Thanks for the posting
    preecey
    After years of experience with AV software and repairing computers (software-related faults and general hardware issues), I can honestly say the best (free) AV programs and anti-malware programs out there are:

    Avast! Free (I used to recommend NOD32 but as I always say to most of my customers, all they need is free antivirus unless they're more advanced users, then I recommend Avast's paid-for options or ESET Smart Security)
    Malwarebytes Free
    Spybot S&D (getting a bit obsolete now though, and it's a resource hog. I only use it now for the Immunization option [in-browser site/malware blocking])

    and of course CCleaner to clear the c**p out of the registry
    mds1256
    alright for free but it absolutely hopeless for ROOTKIT prevention. I find AVG better for rootkits but the usual run of the mill stuff and MSE handles it well with a smaller footprint than AVG.

    Not voting either way

    Edited By: mds1256 on Jan 02, 2012 15:13
    Shengis
    mds1256
    alright for free but it absolutely hopeless for ROOTKIT prevention. I find AVG better for rootkits but the usual run of the mill stuff and MSE handles it well with a smaller footprint than AVG.

    Not voting either way

    Interesting. You obviously know more than the so called professionals that test these things......

    It also detected and eliminated all 25 tested rootkits. Microsoft Security Essentials generated no false-positives at all.[45]
    oldmanhouse
    Any AV will do along with a bit of common sense and cautiousness. Just don't go downloading sh*t off porn and warez sites and you'll be fine. I only ever get viruses come in when I'm downloading keygens, never from browsing legit sites.
    Shengis
    dga
    Are you quoting Wikipedia-of-Lies again Sheng?

    What gave me away[22] X)
    bud129
    I find that I have now got Symantic Endpoint Protection installed on my refurb pc. I have never heard of it, is it any good or shall I go back to MSE.
    jordanc93
    bud129
    I find that I have now got Symantic Endpoint Protection installed on my refurb pc. I have never heard of it, is it any good or shall I go back to MSE.

    It's just the corporate version of norton anti virus software. Usually the symantic endpoint protection is centrally managed. When I got my laptop from my sixth form the tech support had put symantic endpoint on my laptop and I found it to be complete rubbish. It seemed to let more virus through than it actually blocked!!.
    yorkie
    Didn't perform very well in this years Computer Shopper labs test, AVG was best of the free software. Will stick to my Kaspersky as I like to surf the darker corners of the net.

    Not voted BTW as MSE is free and many users speak highly of it.
    kooltariq
    have some heat!

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