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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials (Built-In Windows 7 protection)

13 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1 x84
Microsoft Security Essentials (Built-In Windows 7 protection)


I can no longer find where to access the Security Essentials that is built in on Windows 7. I've tried searching on Google but it keeps claiming it needs to be installed when I know it's built-in as I used it a little over a month ago.

Also is their any difference between the built in client and Microsoft Security Essentials. Thanks

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13 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

The built in version is "windows defender" (just search for defender and you will find it) and although it uses the same virus definitions as Security Essentials I don't think it offers the same level of protection or options as MSE itself. Installing MSE automatically disables windows defender.
I would go ahead and install MSE - Microsoft Security Essentials | Protect against viruses, spyware, and other malware

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