Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A nice free antivirus protection option: Microsoft Security Essentials

For the past few weeks, I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials on a number of PCs at home and work. Microsoft Security Essentials runs well, it doesn't appear to slow down the computers by tying up resources, and it has protected each machine from a number of threats when I tested a few known virus and spyware threats. Overall, it's a "good" option (not great, but it's free) for those of you who need antivirus protection at home or at work. It runs in the background, it updates automatically, and you don't have to worry about expiring subscriptions and renewals.
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.
You can download it for free at the Microsoft website.

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