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Windows 7: Where do I get a MS security essentials 64 bit?

26 Oct 2013   #1
netadict

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Where do I get a MS security essentials 64 bit?

I tried installing the MS security essentials that I downloaded from the Microsoft site but my laptop told me that this is a 32 bit version that cannot be installed on a 64 bit PC?


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26 Oct 2013   #2
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

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26 Oct 2013   #3
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

If you download from CNET be careful that nothing else gets installed!

If you or anyone else wants to download 64 Bit from an MS site, click on Select your version for your Language from this page:
Download Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows
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26 Oct 2013   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Microsoft software is best downloaded from a Microsoft website. Otherwise you can't be sure of what you are getting. CNET and many other download sites will often bundle a download with other software, such as toolbars.
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26 Oct 2013   #5
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

How come I never have trouble with "extra" downloads when I get stuff from Cnet or anywhere else?

It must be because I actually pay attention during a software install and uncheck boxes when asked if I want to add a toolbar or search engine.
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27 Oct 2013   #6
netadict

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Yes I have been bitten by CNET's bundled downloads so I avoid CNET. I googled "microsoft security essentials 64 bit" and got dozens of download sites which I know will download viruses and false programs so I ignored these and insisten on downloading it from the MS site.

DavidW7ncus, thank you for the link.
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27 Oct 2013   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You're most welcome.
If you still have issues, let us know.
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28 Oct 2013   #8
glassofwater

windows 7
 
 

Yeah, downloading programs from the official website allows little chance of extra issues.
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