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February 19, 2018

Free Microsoft Anti-virus, Anti-spyware and Anti-Malware Download for Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10

Are you looking for a Free Anti-virus and Anti-spyware that is reliable and well integrated with Windows 7, 8 or Windows 10? 

Microsoft Security Essentials is your answer. This product is a free download from Microsoft that provides real-time protection for your home or small business PC that guards against viruses, spyware, malware and other malicious software.

One of the advantages of Microsoft Security Essentials verses other Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware products is that  it runs quietly and efficiently in the background so your computer runs without interruptions and it does not make your computer run slow.

Microsoft Security Essentials scans and updates are scheduled to run when the PC is idle and use a low-priority thread. CPU throttling ensures that no more than 50 percent of the CPU is utilized by Microsoft Security Essentials activity, so that your system continues to perform those tasks you are likely to be performing, such as opening files or browser windows, saving files, and using cut, copy, and paste.  

Microsoft Security Essentials is simple to install, easy to use, and is automatically updated to protect your PC with the latest technology.


Supported Operating Systems

Your PC must run genuine Windows to install Microsoft Security Essentials. You can install Microsoft Security Essentials on the following Windows PCs:       

  • Windows Vista/Windows 7 32-bit
  • Windows Vista/Windows 7 64-bit
  • Windows Windows 8, 10


Microsoft recommends that you uninstall other antivirus software already running on your PC, before installing Microsoft Security Essentials. In general running more than one antivirus program at the same time can potentially cause conflicts that affect PC performance.

Free Download

Microsoft Security Essentials is available in many locales and languages. To download Microsoft Security Essentials, you need to choose your preferred locale or language and choose your operating system from Microsoft.com.

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