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Microsoft Security Essentials: Screenshots

Microsoft has launched a new free security package today dubbed Microsoft Security Essentials.
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By Chris Duckett on
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The interface for Security Essentials is quite sparse and easy to get a handle on.

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Any program that functions as an antivirus solution will have one of these: the scanning progress bar.

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The other ubiquitous interface: updating. While the interface is trimmed down to merely a progress bar, additional feedback would have been useful as the update progress bar has a tendency to get to approximately 90 per cent complete and slow down. Knowing why this was happening would be nice.

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The history tab maintains Security Essentials' simplicity.

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The settings tab.

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Sending information back to Microsoft is not an option with SpyNet, although one does have a choice to more or less information.

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A nice touch is offline help. The default help goes to the online version.

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