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Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials is available for free from Microsoft Corporation. Do not install more than one antivirus program on your computer or complications may arise as they may treat each other as a virus. 

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your PC against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It is available for download for Windows XP SP 3 and higher, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Microsoft Security Essential s is a free download from Microsoft. You can learn more as well as download this program by going to the Microsoft Security Essentials web page.

University employees: Please check with your departmental technical support staff prior to downloading any antivirus product on your work computer. Your department may be part of a managed Symantec group and an automatic process may be in place for managing Symantec on the department's computers.

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