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Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is an amazing free anti-virus and anti-spyware tool by Microsoft. All genuine windows users may install the software for free and update it forever, also for free!

The software is quick, fast and offers real-time scanning. In comparison with other anti-virus, MSE has done well ranking among the highest scores and even bypassing some paid anti-virus solutions. The anti-virus interface is clean and unique and isn’t bloated with additional features that an end-user just doesn’t need. Customisation is very easy and options can be fine-tuned depending on a user’s preferences.

Here are some screenshots of Microsoft Security Essential:


Microsoft Security Essentials

Settings Page

Microsoft Security Essentials Schedule


Update Page

Microsoft Security Essentials Update


I believe that MSE is the best free anti-virus available right now for a few reasons.

  1. It is free – No need to pay monthly fees or yearly fees to protect your computer.
  2. It is fast – Microsoft have outdone themselves at creating a program that is both fast and works efficiently to scan a user’s computer. Resources are used well and you don’t have that ‘slow’ feeling when using your computer if you have MSE installed.
  3. It has support – There is a lot of free help available online for the product, there are a lot of Microsoft forums offering help and advice to users, making this product much more user friendly.

Today, I am using MSE on all of my computers at home. I hope that Microsoft branch out and make a full security solution which included a ‘better’ version of Windows Firewall.

Microsoft Security Essentials is available for Windows Vista and Windows 7 32/64 bit users, as well as Windows XP 32bit users.

It is available here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows/products/security-essentials

Please tell me your experiences with MSE and other anti-virus below. Which one do you think is the best?


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Comments (2)

  • joetheblogger
    joetheblogger (September 29, 2012 at 5:49 pm) Newcomer

    MSE is a great anti-virus. Its the only one that doesn’t slow down my computer and it works the best! Recommend this to all!

  • Mohammad
    Mohammad (September 29, 2012 at 8:14 pm) Staff Member

    Hey Joe,

    I agree, I am currently using it on all of my home computers :D

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