Microsoft Security Essentials
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Program available in: English
Program license: Free
Program by: Microsoft
Works under:Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
Microsoft Security Essentials is an antivirus utility software tool and is compatible with XP, Vista, and Windows 7. The utility is useful as an additional layer of protection that can detect viruses and other malicious bugs not recognized by other tools. The Security Essential tool enables real-time protection, and it is easy to get the latest definition and updates. Users can perform a quick scan, which scans common areas, a full scan, which examines the entire machine and directories, and a custom scan that enables specific files and folders to be scanned. Users are also able to schedule scans to be performed when the machine is not in use.