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Windows 7: Microsoft Windows (Security) Essentials ?

03 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Microsoft Windows (Security) Essentials ?


Thought I would, finally, download the virus protection that it seems everyone likes in Windows Essentials.
Running W7, the 64 bit vers.

But, I guess the latest "gimmick" is that all the download sites, that I thought, and imply, are MS sites are some other third party sites that also automatically change your Browser to Chrome, and install AVG !

Can anyone point me to the official MS site please, and what I should select to just have the anti-virus
component installed ?

BTW: how does it compare to AVAST free ? Differences ?


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03 Nov 2013   #2


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03 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit


A good site for both Freeware and Shareware Software is

They even have a warning on the download page that warns when a 'package' is going to try to add toolbars & etc.,

Hope this was helpful
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03 Nov 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Robert11 I would highly recommend the site that z3r010 in post #2.
I have no problem with Major Geek but this is not the time to use Major Geek.
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03 Nov 2013   #5

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's

MSE is a MS program, why would you dl it from anyplace but MS?

Sadly most software/shareware/freeware repositories have become advertising distribution points.
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