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Hands on with Microsoft Security Essentials: anti-virus done right?

by Parm Mann on 24 June 2009, 12:02

Tags: Security Essentials, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

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The download weighs in at under 4MB for the 64-bit version, and installation is painless. There's very little to do other than to click Next, I accept, Validate, Install and Finish. You will, of course, require a legitimate installation of Windows, and it'll be validated during the install.

Installation on our test system - admittedly powered by a quick Intel Core i7 920 processor and 6GB of DDR3 memory - took under a minute.