Are you looking for a free security solution for your computer? Microsoft Security Essentials may just be the right solution for you. It’s the latest high-quality hassle free antivirus protection software offer from Microsoft. The best thing about it. It’s free for home and small business users.
Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.
Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.
Microsoft has just released the solution out of Beta today. I have just completed downloading it from the MSE site. Have yet to install it and see how it performs personally. However, following is the conclusion from Emil Protalinski’s first look at Security Essentials.
First look: Microsoft Security Essentials impresses
Although MSE might not boast as many features as OneCare did, it is a lot better at what it does do. It’s free, and it requires no registration, trial versions, or license renewals. It really does automatically stay up-to-date. Most core functions can be activated with a single click. It is also very lightweight.
Based on what we’ve seen so far, we have to recommend that you at least give the product a download. Everyone currently using free antimalware software should give it a shot, and those with paid solutions should think about taking MSE for a spin before renewing subscriptions.
Following is a video review of the Beta version of MSE created by the people behind Remove-Malware.com
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Adam Kingsley Hughes from ZDNet is quick to point out that there might be a fallout from this new free Microsoft offering. How will the other security vendors deal with it? Will other free antivirus provider feel the effect of this?
What will the fallout be from Microsoft Security Essentials?
One area that Microsoft Security Essentials is likely to have an effect on is free antivirus. People who provide unpaid tech support for family and friends are likely to turn to Microsoft Security Essentials as a quick and easy way to provide protection. With Microsoft Security Essentials there’s no nag screens, toolbars, and other crapware to worry about.
Personally, I think Microsoft did good by offering MSE at no cost to home and small business users. By doing so, these users don’t have to think twice about installing a security solution into their machines. After all, it’s not going to cost them anything. Besides, it comes from Microsoft. A name very familiar to them.
At this point in time, although after months of Beta testing period, the solution is still too new to say it’s the perfect solution. We will only know how good the solution is once it’s running in mass.
Nevertheless, you should at least download MSE and install it into your computer if you are currently not protected by any other antivirus solution.
Head on over to Microsoft’s Security Essentials site and download it now.