Installing Microsoft Security Essentials

Windows 7-2011-01-23-08-46-46Here you will learn how to install The FREEMicrosoft Security Essentials to protect your computer from Virus, Spyware and Malware. For more information about about this software please visit their site.Microsoft Security Essentials

Keep in mind that you should only have one Antivirus program running in your system in order to be protected 100%. Having more than one can make your system be unstable and the probabilities of not being protected are higher. So, if you already have an Antivirus installed, do not install another one. If you rather have this FREE Antivirus from Microsoft, you should uninstall the one you have in your system before proceeding.


1st download the Microsoft Security essential from their website. http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/. Once there Click on the Download Button.
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When prompted with the following question, click RUN
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The program will start to download
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When the program finishes downloading, it will start the setup. when prompted with the following message click YES.
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After reading the introduction and the privacy statement click next to view the license agreement..
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Click I accept for the installation to proceed
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In the following screen choose whether or not you want to join the Customer Experience  Improvement Program
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In this screen you will be prompted to optimize your computer’s security by enabling the Firewall if it has not been enabled yet.
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It will take a few minutes to complete the installation.
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When the Install is complete, the program will ask you to reboot the system. Click Restart Now for the changes to take effect.
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Once the system is restarted, you want to check whether the Antivirus program has the latest definition files. Click on Start-Microsoft Security essentials to open the program and check status.
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You program should look like image below. If you see it different you must do the following.
1st Go to the Update tab and update the definitions.
2nd Go to the Home tab and  click on the Scan Now button.
This should put you up to date.
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One thought on “Installing Microsoft Security Essentials

  1. This was helpful, thanks

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