[ExI] META: Windows Computer Security

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 17:07:32 UTC 2010

Microsoft this week released Security Essentials 2.0 anti-malware
software as a free download.
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your
home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious

Microsoft has updated the anti-malware engine to make the software
faster and smarter at detecting security hazards. The software also
now ties in with Windows Firewall, giving you the option of turning
the firewall on or off.

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7;Windows Vista;Windows XP


If you *must* run Windows, Security Essentials 2.0 is a good *free*
all-in-one security package that can replace similar non-free packages
like those from McAfee or Symantec.

It is NOT suitable if you prefer to run stand-alone anti-virus or
anti-spyware software from other manufacturers as they would conflict
with each other. Similarly if you have a stand-alone firewall, then
you should switch off the Windows firewall.

But as a simple do-everything package for unsophisticated users, it is
pretty good.


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