If you have a genuine version of Windows operating system like Windows7 or Windows 8/ 8.1 than Microsoft Security Essential is best and free option for you. Use Microsoft Security Essentials to help guard against viruses, spyware, and other malicious 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.
It takes very little effort to get going with MSE. Microsoft politely does not opt you in to the program’s customer experience improvement program; you must choose to opt in or stay out of it before you can finish the installation. It also lets you choose whether to run the Windows Defender firewall, and whether to run a scan once installation is complete, although both of those are opt-out.
Overall, the installation time ran around 2 minutes on my computer. That’s is blazing fast as some of the paid suites, which can complete installation in less than 60 seconds, but it is respectable for a free program.
Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly in the background. I am using it on my Dell inspiron desktop and its works smoothly. You’ll only be alerted when there are specific actions to take. When you’re away or busy, Microsoft Security Essentials can take the default action on your behalf and you can open the program later to review and undo those actions if you wish.
Microsoft Security Essentials is efficient and compact. Scans and updates are scheduled to run when the PC is idle and the software works in a way that your PC is still snappy when you’re using it. All this makes Microsoft Security Essentials friendly for all sorts of computers—your old PC, your new PC, your laptop, as well as your little notebook.
Microsoft Security Essentials offers complete system scanning capabilities with both scheduled and on-demand scanning options to provide an extra level of confidence. Scheduled scans are turned on by default and configured to run weekly at 2 a.m. when the system is likely idle. There are three scanning options:
- Quick scan. On by default, a quick scan rapidly checks the areas malware is most likely to infect, including programs running in memory, system files, and the registry.
- Full scan. A full scan checks all files on the PC, the registry, and all currently running programs.
Custom scan. A custom scan allows you to scan only the areas you select.
You can choose when you want a scheduled scan to run, view the scan results before cleaning, or run a scan on demand. If the PC isn’t turned on when the scan is scheduled to run, Microsoft Security Essentials will start the scan at the first opportunity once the PC is awake and idle.
Rootkits are particularly difficult types of malware to protect against, and Microsoft Security Essentials includes a number of new and improved technologies to address rootkits and other aggressive threats.
The kernal is at the heart of your PC’s operating system. Microsoft Security Essentials monitors it to see if there are any attacks or harmful modifications.
Rootkits use stealthy methods to hide themselves and Microsoft Security Essentials has the latest anti-stealth technology to uncover them. For example, direct file system parsing helps find and remove malicious programs and drivers that rootkits try to sneak in.
There are a host of nasty intruders on the Internet including viruses, Trojans, worms and spyware. Microsoft Security Essentials offers award-winning protection against these intruders without getting in your way. Microsoft Security Essentials is built for individuals and small businesses, but it’s based on the same technology that Microsoft uses to protect giant businesses (security products like Microsoft Forefront, the Malicious Software Removal Tool, and Windows Defender). So, If you didn’t have tried it just check it out.