Microsoft Security Essentials (32-Bit) 4.4.0304.0 pick
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.
Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)*; Windows Vista (Service Pack 1, or Service Pack 2)*; Windows 7*
A 64-Bit version is also available: Microsoft Security Essentials (64-Bit) 4.1.0522.0
FreewareFiles tested Microsoft Security Essentials (32-Bit) 4.4.0304.0 on 2013-11-11 using leading antivirus scanners and found it 100% Clean. It does not contain any form of malware, spyware, viruses, trojans, etc. We will re-test each updated version and remove the award as well as the program if found infected.
"It does the job."
Reviewer: -Hitla Review Date: 2014-02-06
Average Rating (474 Votes )
Pros: Cleans up viruses no other antivirus can
Cons: No more XP Supoort. XP uses less resourses so its best for work and even play.
Other Thoughts: I've had one of those self replicating viruses that replaces system files and copies itself to EVERYTHING. I've used norton, mcafe AVG and Kaspersky and NONE of them even saw the virus. After reformatting and reinstalling windows the virus was still there (copied itself from another partition). Security Essentials got rid of ALL traces of that virus and i've been using it for 3 years now.