The latest versions of Windows* come with Windows Defender to help protect your PC from viruses and other kinds of malware.
If you’re looking to protect a PC with an older version of Windows*, Microsoft Security Essentials helps 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.
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Install the latest service packs or other free** updates to help make Windows more reliable and secure.
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This is the place to find useful extras, utilities, and add-ons to get the most out of your PC.
*Windows Defender is included in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows 10.
**Internet access fees may apply while downloading.
Article ID: 17786 - Last Review: Sep 9, 2016 - Revision: 18