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How Do I Install Microsoft® Security Essentials

January 10, 2012  |  Difficulty: Easy

how to download Microsoft® Security Essentials free antivirus application

Microsoft® Security Essentials is a free security solution for Microsoft Windows® users. The application is offered for all licensed operating systems Windows XP® Service Pack 3 or higher. His effective tool offers protection against malicious threats such as viruses, trojans, spyware, and other malware. Follow the steps below to learn how to download this free antivirus application.


  1. Open your Internet browser. Go to the Microsoft® Security Essentials homepage.
  2. Click on the “Download it free* today” button.
  3. Choose your language and select your operating system.
  4. Save the file to any location in your computer.
  5. Locate the downloaded file and run the installer (double-click the file). If your operating system asks you for confirmation, click on the “Run” button.
  6. In the initial window, click on the “Next” button.
  7. In the next dialog box you should read the license terms and click the “I accept” button.
  8. The next window will ask you about joining a Customers Improvement Program. Make your decision by clicking on the radio button. Then, click the “Next” button.
  9. Click the “Next” button again. Then, just click on the “Install” button.
  10. When the installation is finished, click on the “Finish” button and let the update download the necessary data.
  11. Congratulations! You now have antivirus protection from many threats such as viruses, Trojans, spyware, and malware.



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