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If you want to install Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows 8 — you can’t. It’s already included in the OS and Microsoft renamed it Windows Defender. Here’s a look at what you can expect.
Our favorite Antivirus utility Microsoft Security Center is now at version 4.0. If you haven’t automatically been updated, make sure to download the current 32 or 64-bit version.
Even though your antivirus software has real-time scanning, you might not always be sure about a specific file. To make sure your antivirus app is working correctly, scan files individually. Perhaps you have a file on a flash drive or CD – or one you downloaded. To scan just the file manually, right click it […]
When it comes to keeping your computer secure, installing a modern Anti-Virus application is a basic first step to building any new PC. What people don’t realize however is Anti-Virus (AV) applications, if not configured properly can both degrade PC performance and and corrupt important systems files. Today I’ll show you the files and folders […]
Earlier this week we learned how to fix infrequent virus definition updates in Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). If you had trouble using Task Scheduler, or if you just prefer to tweak the windows registry, this tutorial is right up your alley. Step 1 Click the Start Menu Orb and Type regedit into the search box. […]
If you use a laptop, or you tend to shut down your computer when it’s not in use, then you’ve probably missed out on at least a few virus definitions updates from Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). The problem lies in that MSE is designed only to update once every 24 hours, and if your computer […]
Last week Microsoft broke their Tuesday update habit and released an upgrade for Microsoft Security Essentials taking it to version 2.0, on a Thursday. With the new version there aren’t many new features to look at visually, but under the hood they’ve improved on what was already a highly effective anti-virus product. If you’re still […]
As many of you know, since the very beginning, I’ve been talking about Microsoft’s free Home Anti-Virus application – Microsoft Security Essentials. I reviewed the free AV software several times because I really do think it’s the best option for the home when it comes to keeping those nasty malicious apps off your computer. At […]
Way way back in November 2008, I talked about the Microsoft Announcement that they would be giving away a free anti-virus client code-named Morrow. Well, it’s almost a year later, and Microsoft has been busy. On ~June 23rd, 2009 Microsoft announced the product name would be – Microsoft Security Essentials and released the product in […]