Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials
This section describes a free malware protection tool, Security Essentials, from Microsoft for Windows 7 systems.
If you are looking for a free malware protection tool from Microsoft, you can try Security Essentials.
Base on information from Microsoft Web site, here are 3 top reasons to use Security Essentials:
- Comprehensive protection — Microsoft Security Essentials helps defend your computer against viruses,
worms, Trojans, and other malicious software and provides you with free spyware protection.
- Easy to get, easy to use — Microsoft Security Essentials is available at no cost,
so there's no registration process that requires billing or personal information collection.
It installs after a quick download and Genuine Windows validation and then stays automatically up
to date with the latest spyware protection technology and signature updates.
- Quiet protection - Microsoft Security Essentials doesn't get in your way. It runs quietly
in the background and schedules a scan when your computer is most likely idle.
You only see alerts when you need to take action.
To download Security Essentials, visit http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/mse.aspx.
Note that I failed to install Security Essentials on my Windows 7 system.
It gave me a software conflicting error with Forefront Client Security
State Assessment Service.
Last update: 2013.
Table of Contents
About This Windows Security Book
Windows 8: System Security Review
Windows 8: System Security Protection
Windows 8 System Recovery
Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection
Windows 7: System Security Review
Windows 7: System Security Protection
Windows 7 System Recovery
►Windows 7 Forefront Client Security
Windows 7: What is Forefront Client Security?
Windows 7: Forefront Real-Time Protection
Windows 7: Forefront Configuration Settings
Windows 7: Forefront Full Scan
Windows 7: Forefront Log Files
Windows 7: Forefront Software Explorer
Windows 7: Forefront Exploring Network Programs
Windows 7: Forefront Exploring Winsock Services
►Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials
Windows 7: What Is Windows Defender
Windows 7: Turning on Windows Defender
Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool
McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools
Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal
Keeping Firefox Secure
Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure
Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)
HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool
IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal
"Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal
"Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware
Malware Manual Removal Experience
Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal
Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal
VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal
PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal
MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems
Antivirus System PRO
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