Help keep your PC safe

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The internet can be a dangerous place. Keep your home or small-business PC better protected with Microsoft Security Essentials. Help guard against viruses, spyware, and malicious software of all kinds.

You can't put a price on protection—so we didn't. Designed to be easy to use, Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* program that runs in the background, so you don’t have to be bothered by updates or interruptions.

Stay up to date

Install the latest service pack to keep your PC up to date. A service pack is a free* update to Windows that helps make Windows more reliable and secure, with security and performance improvements and support for new types of hardware.

Get more tools

This is the place to find useful extras, utilities, and add-ons to get the most out of your PC.

* Internet access fees may apply while downloading.

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