Anti-Virus Software – Microsoft Security Essentials Review

Microsoft Security Essentials is very easy to install as all the user has to do is click install and it automatically installs itself and also it only takes a couple of seconds to install. completely installing Microsoft Security Essentials only took around 4 to 5 minutes and that’s including the first update.

All the main features of an anti-virus are there such as setting up scheduled scans and choosing whether to enable real time protection, however apart from the basics there isn’t really that many controls to play around with, which if you are unfamiliar with the technical aspects is almost perfect except for the scan speeds. When we tested the scan we included some files which were infected with various types of malware, spyware, adware, worms, trojans etc. We found that even though the scan does take a long time it has a very high detection rate finding 95%+ of the infected files. However I think they could have included more options for more advanced users who need to be able to configure it to a set specification. However when you take in to account that it is free software then I would say it is a very good Anti-Virus package.

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