Microsoft Security Essentials is one of the best options to consider if you are looking for a free antivirus. This tool provides real time protection and virus, spyware and malware. It also has a friendly interface and is fairly easy to identify when your computer is at risk, since it is based on a color system. When the green color is your computer is protected.
Here are some ways Microsoft Security Essentials helps keep your PCs safe without getting in your way or making you worry :
- Real-time protection
- System scanning
- System cleaning
- Windows Firewall integration
- Dynamic signature service
- Rootkit protection
- Protection against real threats, not good software
Minimum system requirements for running Microsoft Security Essentials
Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)*; Windows Vista (Service Pack 1, or Service Pack 2)*; Windows 7*For Windows XP, a PC with a CPU clock speed of 500 MHz or higher, and 256 MB RAM or higher.For Windows Vista and Windows 7, a PC with a CPU clock speed of 1.0 GHz or higher, and 1 GB RAM or higher.
- VGA display of 800 × 600 or higher.
- 200 MB of available hard disk space.
An Internet connection is required for installation and to download the latest virus and spyware definitions for Microsoft Security Essentials.
Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.
- Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or later.
Microsoft Security Essentials also supports Windows XP Mode in Windows 7. For more information see the system requirements forWindows XP Mode in Windows 7.