I’m really impressed with Microsoft Security Essentials. It’s very minimalist but it gets the job done. It’s very fast to scan your computer and it isn’t constantly bugging you to ‘renew your subcription’.
Microsoft Security Essentials is the newest addition to Microsoft’s computer protection software. It replaces the Windows Live OneCare subscription service and Windows Defender by providing more comprehensive coverage than either of the two originally provided. Microsoft Security Essentials is free for all Windows users and provides protection against a variety of threats including viruses, malware, adware, and spyware.
Although I still use Symantec Corporate (and other Anti-Spyware solutions – me paranoid) on most of my machines I have been using this on Windows 7 and think it is a GREAT free alternitive to the expensive ‘bloatware’ AV solutions out there now. The only ‘caveat’, if you can call it that, is your system must pass ‘Microsoft Genuine Validation’. I hope all your machines do already, they should. But there is always that chance your operating system was not properly licensed by your OEM or you license key was mistakenly blacklisted.
You can get it here:
Be safe out here.