Microsoft Security Essentials 4.10.0209.0

Free and simple security software for Windows XP computer systems

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  • Works under:

    Windows Vista / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.2 (1217)

Microsoft Security Essentials is an antivirus software for Microsoft. While Microsoft did have everything covered such as an operating system and media player, it was missing one thing. That one thing was a security application. However, Microsoft Security Essentials now has that covered.

This application was in beta stage for quite a while before the final version was released. However, the final release and the previous versions of the application are not that much different. The software features a simple interface that is easy to navigate, even for basic users who have little to no experience using software such as Microsoft Security Essentials. When looking at the interface, a user can look at the security status of the system and can also check the history of items that were previously detected.

Three types of scans are included within this software. These three types of scans include quick scans, full scans, and customizable scans. You can schedule to run the scans at a specific time or a particular location. One neat thing about this software is that scans can be modified to work even when the computer is not in use. The database of Microsoft Security Essentials is automatically updated, providing convenience to users.

Microsoft Security Essentials is an excellent solution if you are looking for a free security application for Windows. This software program was designed with basic users in mind. If you are an average user, you are sure to be satisfied with this software program.


-It is simple to install and use.

-The database is automatically updated.

-There are multiple scan types to choose from.


-This software program is too basic for advanced users.

-There is no firewall.

-There is very limited support if you experience an issue when using the software.

-Files are not disinfected.

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