Microsoft Security Essentials - Reviews and free Microsoft Security Essentials downloads at CNET Download.com

Microsoft Security Essentials

A newer version of Microsoft Security Essentials is available.

This download is served from an external site

close

NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

Continue to download

Sponsored Products

Or, Learn More About Microsoft Security Essentials
CNET Editors' Rating 4.5 stars

Outstanding

Average User Rating stars

out of 654 user reviews

Back to product review

Full user review

  • 5.0 stars

    "Award winning AV"

    May 16, 2012  |   By c0ded

    Pros

    Excellent easy to use set and forget Antivirus ,tested by many independent testing organizations such as virusbulletin avcomparatives which test most popular AV programs against thousands of viruses,trojans and other malware.
    MSE is as good if not better than the so called best paid antivirus programs it has great detection rates and rated the top antivirus program with the lowest false postives (this is when some AV programs detect good legit files and delete/quarantine them as virus/ malware ).

    Cons

    None my desktop computer and x2 laptops are clean ,used free online scanner from other AV companies such as ESET nothing new detected

    Summary

    Bought paid antivirus programs in the past tried MSE when the 1 year licences expired on my computers and it is doing just as good of a job detecting removing malware viruses even found malware on 1 computer another popular for paid AV programs missed when i installed this than done the first scan.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

1 reply to this review

  • Reply by MaDCrackeR on July 8, 2013

    *** have you been smoking????
    MSE is one of the worst AV programs out there. yeah it has a small foot print but what good is it if it's constantly being thwarted by the FBI virus and lame ass JAVA and Turbo C written viruses? considering it's written by the same people who have created VISTA and Windows 8.. duh no wonder it's crap!!!

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0.1611.0
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel