Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Microsoft Security Essentials

Anti virus software has been a must now for many years if you own a Windows PC.  In the past I used McAfee, Norton and a few other lesser known packages.  The problem is yearly upgrade fees.  I’m sick and tired of paying when I see so many free packages out there.

A couple of years ago I switched to AVG and was happy.  Lately AVG has become a little too pushy on their pop up advertising in their free version.  AVG works fine but installing the free version can be tricky, they easily try and dupe you into installing a premium package that will expire in 30 days.  Then you must go through the hassle of downgrading to the free version.  Well after that trick I decided to try Microsoft’s Security Essentials.  I like it!  Yes I am actually happy with a Microsoft product for a change.  It’s free, installs easily and it is very quiet.  There are no annoying nagware screens to buy upgraded products. 

MSE has many options to exclude file names and directories and also has tunable actions when it does detect a problem.  It’s 100% free and works with Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 including 64 bit versions.  

To download follow this link:

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