Guide to Microsoft Security Essentials

Guide to Microsoft Security EssentialsMicrosoft Security Essentials is more than a simple antivirus. It scans your computer for other malware as well - spyware, adware, and Trojans. Compared to the best computer security suites, Microsoft Security Essentials cosumes less resources and is easy to use. It includes Windows Defender (Microsoft's free anti spyware) as well.

Developed by Microsoft, the anti-malware software is free to download and use. With real time virus and other malware definitions download, your computer stays protected. The security package does not however, carry a firewall. I recommend you use a free firewall such as ZoneAlarm or Comodo firewall to maximize security for your computer(s). You may also use the Windows firewall if you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7.

This guide on Microsoft Security Essential brings together, the several tips, tutorials, and troubleshooting articles located on Brighthub.

Latest Articles on Microsoft Security Essentials
Enabling or Disabling Windows Defender

Windows Defender can help protect your computer from malware, but only if it is turned on. Learn the simple steps to turn this feature on and off as needed....

How to Fix Windows Defender Problems

Are you receiving error message or error codes when using Windows Defender? Does Windows Defender’s built-in updater not function? Are you unable to run Windows Defender?...

Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Removal Guide

Are you infected with a fake Microsoft Antivirus program? Do you see a fake Microsoft Security Essentials alert added by a Trojan? Find out how to remove the fake MSE alert...

AVG vs. Microsoft Security Essentials

AVG users might want to check this article on Microsoft Security Essentials vs. AVG antivirus. Find out if AVG will beat the antivirus program by Microsoft....

Most Popular Articles on Microsoft Security Essentials
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    Error 0x80070643 – Microsoft Security Essentials Installation Error

    Though MSE installation is easy, sometimes you get a Microsoft Security Essentials installation error. Due to this error, you can't install Microsoft Security Essentials. This article explains how...

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    Help! Problems Installing Microsoft Security Essentials

    The installation of Microsoft Security Essentials is a quick process but in some cases, the installation will fail with errors. Read this article to solve the Microsoft Security Essentials installation...

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    AVG vs. Microsoft Security Essentials

    AVG users might want to check this article on Microsoft Security Essentials vs. AVG antivirus. Find out if AVG will beat the antivirus program by Microsoft....

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    How to Uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials

    This article explains how to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials or rather, how to remove Microsoft Security. Sometimes Windows Uninstaller fails to remove MSE. We discuss the manual method of removing...

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    Free Antivirus Comparison: Avast vs. Microsoft Security Essentials

    An antivirus program should not only protect a computer but it should be able to work along with other applications and provides ease of use. In this article, we compare Avast vs. Microsoft Security Essentials...

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Microsoft Security Essentials Review: Completely Free Security Software from Microsoft

Microsoft Security Essentials is a new security solution from Microsoft, but how well does it work? Read this review to find out!...

How to Perform a Microsoft Security Essentials Upgrade Properly

The term Microsoft Security Essentials upgrade is slightly ambiguous. The term refers to upgrading the antimalware and it refers to upgrading the malware definitions as well. This article...