Today we are making Microsoft Security Essentials available as a free download! I’ve been using Security Essentials at home and find it works very well, runs very thin and takes up very little system resources. Consumers have been demanding no-cost easy to get high quality anti-malware protection and today we have made that available to customers. So Security Essentials will provide quality protection from viruses, malware, spyware, rootkits and Trojans. It’s been designed to be hassle free and is focused on three areas.
Quality Anti-Malware Protection
Let’s face some facts. Malware incidents are increasing in both severity and numbers which means that quality anti-malware protection is a must for PC Users. Microsoft Security Essentials is based on the same core engine technology that is the basis for our other security products such as ForeFront Client Security. However Security Essentials is targeted at the consumer market and provides the following features:
Easy to Get, Easy to Use
There are a lot of security solutions on the market today that use the paid subscription model or renewal model. For a lot or people this just doesn’t work for them. PC Users also don’t generally like the “trial” model which means you try a product for 30-60 days then after that you have to reach in your pocket for your credit card. Microsoft Security Essentials is free which makes it easy to obtain. The interface is dead easy to use as you can see by the following screenshot.
There are just 4 buttons: Home, Update, History and Settings. The interface clearly tells you whether you are up to date and if you have any issues. Otherwise it just quietly runs in the background. Which brings me to the last section.
Security Essentials has been designed from the ground up to be lightweight and runs quietly in the background protecting your PC. without annoying pop-ups!
So what do you need to run it?
Security Essentials runs on Windows XP (SP2 or SP3); Windows Vista and Windows 7. So I encourage you to check out Microsoft Security Essentials at the Download Site. It’s available now in 8 languages and 19 markets around the world. I think you’ll find it runs well and provides you the quality ant-malware protection that you need. And did I mention it’s free?
And if you are worried that Security Essentials is a new product don’t; because it’s already received checkmark certification by West Coast Labs which are one of the leading independent certification authorities for security products.