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Microsoft Security Essentials
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010, 01:58:36 PM »
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use.
It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

System requirements are:

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Operating System: Genuine  Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3); Windows Vista (Gold, Service Pack 1, or Service Pack 2); Windows 7

    * For Windows XP, a PC with a CPU clock speed of 500 MHz or higher, and 256 MB RAM or higher.
    * For Windows Vista and Windows 7, a PC with a CPU clock speed of 1.0 GHz or higher, and 1 GB RAM or higher.
    * VGA display of 800 Ă— 600 or higher.
    * 140 MB of available hard disk space.
    * An Internet connection is required for installation and to download the latest virus and spyware definitions for Microsoft Security Essentials.
    * Internet Browser:
          o Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.
          o Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or later.
    * Microsoft Security Essentials also supports Windows XP Mode in Windows 7. For more information, see the system requirements for Windows XP Mode in Windows 7



Note:
Your PC must be running a genuine copy of Windows to install Microsoft Security Essentials.

Download Microsoft Security Essentials from:

MS Security Essentials

From the download page, select your language and click on your Operating System:




Save the download file to your 'Desktop':



Now, uninstall any previously installed Anti Virus programs from your system before continuing.


After rebooting your system, click on the downloaded program icon:




Click on 'Run':




Click on 'Next' to proceed:




If you agree to the licensing terms, click 'I accept':




You will now be asked to 'Validate' your copy of 'Windows':




Once validated you will see the next screen.
If you have already removed your previous Anti Virus program, click on 'Install':




After installation, click on 'Finish':




MSSE will now update the virus definitions. (make sure you are connected to the internet)




MSSE will now scan your system for malware:




When the scan is complete, click on the 'Settings' tab:




Select a Day, time and type of scan that suits you.
Then click on 'Save changes' and close down the screen by clicking on the red X at the top.



Microsoft Security Essentials is now installed and protecting your system.
 

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