I'm not sure when Microsoft released their own antivirus and spyware tools known as Security Essentials. This is an excellent addition to secure your computer. The Microsoft Security Essentials protect your PC from viruses, spyware and other threat.
- automatic updates
- easy to use
- comprehensive protection
To get the software, visit Microsoft Security Essentials website and download it. The only requirement for you to use this free security tool is have a genuine copy of Microsoft Windows Operating System. If you purchased your workstation or laptop with the original software, you should be using OEM version, and it should be validated without any issue.
When you download and install the software, it will validate your Windows operating system. You will receive something like "This is a Genuine Windows Operating System" (if I remembered it right). The software will automatically quick scan your computer for the first time.
After the installation, you can change the default Settings and make the necessary adjustment in scheduled scan. I don't shutdown my laptop, so accept the default scheduled scan Sunday 2:00 AM is fine.
If the Microsoft Security Essentials is effective and dependable, you save $50+ per year for anti-virus software.