FREE Microsoft Security Essentials - PC Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection
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FREE Microsoft Security Essentials - PC Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection

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Found 20th Oct 2010Made hot 22nd Oct 2010
Get high-quality, hassle-free antivirus protection for your home PC for 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 from Microsoft 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. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

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.

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Thanks

got this earlier, works for me heat added X)

Been using this for ages, good but only as part of your security set up.SUPERAntiSpyware is another free application that finds tracking cookies/trojens etc that many other programmes miss.

A bit heavy on the system and does report a lot back to Microsoft, but it's ok for free

great thanks

had kapersky free from my bank but use this now as much better

It don't update if you connect through a Proxy server :-(

Nothing but problems with this! slowed firefox down, also froze firefox. Took it off and hey presto firefox running normal

High-quality? It is fairly average really but better than most. Avira and Avast are still the best free AV's out there.

andy4

It don't update if you connect through a Proxy server :-(



It can be done, I know I set it up for somebody on XP, I think you have to use the command proxycfg, although I can't remember for sure - try googling if you still want to try it. I think it may be different for Vista or Windows7 though.

andy4

It don't update if you connect through a Proxy server :-(



I install and update it on customers laptops without a problem and I have to connect through at least 3 proxy servers just to get onto the Internet.

Really good program,using for a year,no problems whasoever.

Will this clash with AVG? Do I have to choose one or the other, or can I run both?

ianparsons0021

Will this clash with AVG? Do I have to choose one or the other, or can I … Will this clash with AVG? Do I have to choose one or the other, or can I run both?



You need to get rid of that chocolate fireguard and get a better piece of software. I suggest MSE (this thread) or Avira for AV software and then you can us IOBit for the maintenence.

freebiehunter

A bit heavy on the system and does report a lot back to Microsoft, but … A bit heavy on the system and does report a lot back to Microsoft, but it's ok for free



MSE subscribes you to "SpyNet". You can remove this with a little registry tweaking:
malwarehelp.org/how…tml

YMMV.

cool idea but a very very long description

"Microsoft’s free antimalware program – Microsoft Security Essentials has fallen prey to an ingenious new malware threat."

overclock3d.net/new…s/1

Does anyone know if this will remove the BackdoorWin32/IRCbot.gen!M virus?

Recommended. Save the pennies. Works a treat.

yeahbutitsnotfree

Does anyone know if this will remove the BackdoorWin32/IRCbot.gen!M virus?


yay it does and it did! great thanks!!

Have used this for ages, would recommend

this is a pour antivirus. Other better options are avira avast and avg

This is a pour antivirus. looks good but will allow your pc to be infected by trojans like thinkpoint. Other better options are avira avast and avg

thanks
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