Monday, April 12, 2010

Microsoft Security Essentials…


Someone emailed me a few weeks back wanting my advice on a free antivirus program.  I suggested Google’s free Spyware Doctor with antivirus.  Well, I was listening to Leo Laporte The Tech Guy this weekend and he suggested Microsoft’s Security Essential’s antivirus and malware protection.  I downloaded and installed it and it works perfectly and integrates into Windows Update as far as definitions are concerned.  It really works well, is free, and it works real-time unlike Google’s Spyware Doctor which you have to pay to upgrade for real-time virus protection.  Try it out and let me know what you think.  I am of the mind that Microsoft should know more than any other virus protection service what viruses their operating systems are vulnerable to.  

Microsoft Security Essentials


Leaking Moonlight said...

I've had this on the computer for about 2 months. It's found one virus and one trojan (and we think we're careful when we browse), slows up the computer only a midge, and is free. I like it.

The only thing is that I haven't figured out how to remove it from the computer if I want to.

Jenn said...

Thanks for the tip!