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Sep 13, 2012

5 Microsoft Security Essential Features

With so many antivirus programs around, Windows users have so many choices to protect their data from malware infections, data/identity thefts, and various online attacks. Despite that Microsoft launched Microsoft Security Essentials exclusively for its customers. It’s a free antivirus program designed to offer easy installation, enhanced malware protection, and better usage of the system resources.
Despite being a free program, Microsoft Security Essentials has the capability of outdoing many commercial programs that offer somewhat moderate protection from viruses, malware infections etc. I've compiled 5 important points about using Microsoft Security Essentials that I am sure users don’t know about. Check them below: (See Also how to install Microsoft Security Essentials)
1: Microsoft Security Essentials is a free antivirus program designed by Microsoft for genuine Microsoft Windows operating systems. If your Windows OS is not genuine, the antivirus will not work no matter what you do. You will have to have a legitimate copy of Windows if you want the Microsoft Security Essentials protection on your computer.  
2: It is designed for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. Hence, if you are running 32-bit Windows, download the 32bit version of Microsoft Security Essentials. For 64-bit Windows, you can download the 64-bit version.
3: If Microsoft Security Essentials doesn’t update automatically due to some conflict, you can update it manually from the Microsoft website. You can download the Microsoft Security Essentials updates and then load them manually. (See Also how to update MSE manually)
4: You can install Microsoft Security Essentials on up to 10 computers. Yes, no home user will have so many computers at home. But a small business might have. So the antivirus program serves the purpose of a small business also whose data protection needs are critical.
5: You must be logged on as an administrator to your Windows computer to install or uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials, update it manually or modify its settings. without admin rights, you cannot change its settings. (See Also minimum system requirements for Microsoft Security Essentials)

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