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Microsoft Security Essentials

The standard anti-malware solution for Windows.

Optimize system work and remove harmful elements. Scan the drives and folders to find viruses, malware, adware, and other elements slowing down of impairing the functionality. Remove them or quarantine new elements to learn how to effectively block them.


  • Custom scanning scale
  • Regular database updates
  • Real-time monitoring


  • May miss a new malware type in a singe scan
  • Developed by Microsoft
  • File name: mseinstall.exe (14.4 MB)
  • Latest version: 4.10.209
  • License: Free
  • Updated: December 23, 2018
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Comments on Microsoft Security Essentials

"Windows Defender for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows 10 provides built-in protection against malware. You can't use Microsoft Security Essentials, but you don't need to—Windows Defender is already included and ready to go." ---Windows Support

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