Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials is one of the Windows Antivirus software that gives security against more types of malware such as spyware, computer viruses, Trojan horses and rootkits. It can be used on Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 7, but not on Windows 8, as it has built-in Antivirus component. Moreover, it has designed upon the same virus definition and scanning engine as other MS AV products.

MSE gives real time protection by frequently scanning data as they downloaded or modified and disabling detected threats.  In addition, it is more advantageous than the personal firewall of OneCare or the centralized management features of Forefront Endpoint Protection.

During the release of MS own AV software on 18 November 2008 was met with varied feedback from the AV industry. The three competing independent software vendors such as Kaspersky Lab, Mcafee and Symantec, dismissed it as worthless competitor. However, Avasta software and AVG Technologies esteemed its capabilities to extend the consumer’s choice of AV software.


On 18 November 2008, codemaned Morro was introduced by MS for providing free consumer security product. This development made a drastic change in MS consumer AV marketing approach. Morro would decided to offer free of cost Antivirus protection with smaller impact on system resources instead offering a subscription based security based product with a host of other tools such as personal firewall and backup.

Operating System Supports:

  • Genuine Windows XP Service Pack 2 or 3
  • Windows Vista Gold or Service Pack 1 or 2
  • Windows 7

If you are using Windows XP then your PC should have CPU clock speed above 500 MHz and at least 256 MB of RAM. If you have installed Vista or Windows 7 OS, then your CPU clock speed should be one gigahertz or more and at least one gigabyte of RAM.

Required System Requirements to Install

  • Monitor VGA display of 800 * 600 or higher
  • 20 MB of hard drive space
  • Internet connection
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