Microsoft Security Essentials


Portable version available: 

There is no portable version of this product available.

Replacement for : 

AVG Anti-Virus, AVG Internet Security, Avast AntiVirus, Avast! AntiVirus, Avira AntiVirus, Bitdefender AntiVirus, ClamWin AntiVirus, Comodo antiVirus, Eset NOD32 AntiVirus, FortClient, Kaspersky AntiVirus, MSE, Microsoft Security Essentials, McAfee AntiVirus, McAfee Total Protection, Norton Security, Norton AntiVirus, Panda Cloud Antivirus, Panda AntiVirus, PC Tools AntiVirus, Rising Antivirus, Trend Micro AntiVirus, Vipre AntiVirus, Webroot SecureAnywhere

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System requirements: 

Windows XP - Windows 7

Program function: 

antivirus, anti virus, remove virus, remove malware, clean computer, scan computer, check for virus, antimalware, anti-malware, protect computer, protect PC, computer security

Download file size: 

13 MB



64 Bit compatibility: 

32 and 64 bit versions available

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Very low rate of false positives, easy to use


Detection rates slightly lower than AntiVir, slow scanning

Product type: 

Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer

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