Thursday, October 01, 2009

Microsoft's Free Antivirus Software - Download link for Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times. It also runs quietly in the background scheduling scans when the PC is most likely idle and interrupting the user only when there is an action required to keep their PC secure. It employs practices like active memory swapping and CPU throttling to limit the impact on your PC performance, even on older or less powerful PCs.

This isn’t a security suite product that provides rich PC tuning capabilities or backs up your data. But if what you’re looking for is “install and forget” malware protection and solid quality Microsoft Security Essentials may be just what you’ve been waiting for.

Recent viruses, trojans and worms to be aware of include

* Trojan:Win32/Small.SD
* Trojan:Win32/Gruwt.A
* Worm:Win32/Pushbot.NN
* PWS:Win32/Yahoopass.H
* Spammer:Win32/Tedroo.AA
* TrojanDownloader:ASX/Wimad.CJ
* Worm:Win32/Nuqel.R
* PWS:Win32/OnLineGames.FY
* PWS:Win32/Yahoopass.A
* Worm:Win32/VB.BN

Download Microsoft's Security Essentials software here