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Quote:[Image: jyd.gif] Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.


* Comprehensive malware protection
* Simple, free download
* Automatic updates
* Easy to use

Author: Microsoft Corp.
Date: 07/25/2013 07:15 AM
Size: 10.7 MB
License: Freeware
Requires: Win 8 / Win 7 / Vista/ XP

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thanks so many different opinions on its protection
It's "bottom anchor" in most tests, the update shedule is "whatever".
And while I thought it was low overhead, it sometimes churns away in the background, but it's still quite low compared to some.

The plus points... free with no renewals & no nags or ads, refreshingly low rate of FP.
But definitely not one for "high risk" users.

Another overall negative, it does not support "on execute only" scanning, so it will vastly degrade the speed of file copying on anything that is not exempt from scanning