Microsoft Security Essentials is available for download for Windows XP & Windows Vista / 7.Installation is neat and simple but you need to pass windows genuine test. Post installation you will also notice that Windows defender is disabled and downloading the Software takes less time then updating it to the latest version. 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
Microsoft Security Essentials has one of the simplest and clearest GUIs I have seen for an anti- virus. When everything is running as it should, MSE makes sure users know all is well, with a green-colored highlighting across the UI and via a green taskbar icon. When something is amiss, MSE makes sure users know they’ll need to take action, with red-color highlighting across the UI and via a red taskbar icon.
MSE has a surprising number of settings to work with. Considering the simplicity of the product, it’s still very customizable. Power users enjoy having tons of features to tweak, and we think they’ll be satisfied with the settings that can be changed in MSE. It doesn’t offer as many options as some other security suites, but given its features, the settings that can be adjusted are exactly what one would expect. It should be noted that MSE is very small; the installer sizes range for windows vista /7 is just 4MB under 9MB for windows vista. The installation is also very quick and the program’s folder takes up only about 13MB. MSE sports a single tray icon (hidden by default in Windows 7) that indicates it is running. The software doesn’t add any browser toolbars, desktop gadgets, or additional crap during installation.
Overall seems to be a very neat and simple product to use by Microsoft and as it uses the same virus protection which One Care provides so should overall provide great protection.