Installing Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials is the free Anti-Malware solution from Microsoft which protects you against Virus, Worm, Spyware, Trojan, Adware, Rootkit and other Malwares. Installation of this product is easy and straight forward. You just need to download installation file and then start installing and follow steps there and you done. But there are some issues that you should consider before installing Microsoft Security Essentials.

Firstly, if your computer is already infected with virus, it is better to use Microsoft Safety Scanner and download and run a full scan. It will help you to remove Malware from your PC. It is important thing if your PC is infected, because some Malware will prevent you from installing Microsoft Security Essentials or cause some additional problem and errors during installation. Another issue that you should consider is your other real-time Anti-Virus software. If you are using different Anti-Virus product you should be aware that running two or more Anti-Virus product in a same physical machine would cause error and conflict. If you have any other Anti-Virus software, you must remove before installing Microsoft Security Essentials. If you are not sure whether you have another Anti-Virus product or not, go to Control Panel and open Action Center or Windows Security Center and there under security or Anti-Virus look what it said. If it show status of other Anti-Virus, they you have Anti-Virus installed. If it mentions there is no Anti-Virus in this PC, then you could install Microsoft Security Essentials. You could uninstall your older Anti-Virus from Add/Remove Program or Programs and Features. In some cases, you might need to use clean up tools that remove the Anti-Virus software completely. For this case, you should visit support website of your Anti-Virus company. After that, run Windows Update and install all updates and then restart your PC. In this case, you PC are ready for Microsoft Security Essentials installation. Another thing that you should consider is the system requirements, which are posted here.

Once you done with all of these checking and steps, you could download Microsoft Security Essentials. Sometimes, you might face some issues, it could be due to several reasons including problem in hardware or software in that case, follow steps on support website for installation.

Once installation was done, you are protected against Malware. Microsoft Security Essentials will run in background and won’t interrupt you, unless there is an issue. Update will do automatically when you are connected to internet. And it will run scan during schedule time that you define.

 

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