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  • 4.0 stars

    "good solid security package(and its free!)"

    September 29, 2009  |   By brianthesnail123

    Pros

    easy to use interface..,adequate scan speeds...,compatible with xp,s security center

    Cons

    slow defenitions download

    Summary

    microsoft have had a few security programs over the last few years including windows defender and live onecare,,,however microsofts security essentials have compressed everything into a easy to use security package which even the most novice pc end user will find easy to understand
    installation is quite straight forward and as soon as this is completed it then downloads the most up to date defenitions however be aware this can take quite a long time depending on your connection speed
    upon completion the program uses very little memory and uses around 2mb of resources which is great for gamers
    a great allround package thats as good as any other anti-virus program like avg and avast !

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