Microsoft Security Essentials Latest installers Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Ramiro Pistoia, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. Ramiro Pistoia

    Ramiro Pistoia MDL Member

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    Hello, I need latest version installers from MSE for Win7, because it was removed from Microsoft site. Anyone could help? Thanks in advance
     
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    erpsterm35 MDL Expert

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    @Ramiro Pistoia: latest MSE installer for Win7 is 4.10.209 or 4.10.0209.0
     
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  6. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Member

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    Microsoft Security Essentials 4.10.209.0 is the last version that Microsoft released for this antivirus app.
    However, Microsoft will supposedly continue to provide definition updates for it until 2023.
    I use it in Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit (has post-January 2020 ESU updates) because it's light-weight and very user-friendly.
    :)
     
  7. g2s

    g2s MDL Novice

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    Hello. I'm on Win7 Professional SP1 32bit and until now I've only ever used the preinstalled Windows Defender to scan my laptop. What's the difference between it and MSE? I know MSE has real-time protection, but if I disable it and use it to only perform scans manually, would it differ much from Windows Defender?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  8. NoTears

    NoTears MDL Member

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    Windows defender works only as antispyware on win7 so it won't give a protection against virus, malware etc... so disable it and install MSE ar another AV for full protection even if no AV can guarantee you 100% protection.
    Running windows defender and MSE at the same time is not advisable as it can cause performane degradation.
     
  9. g2s

    g2s MDL Novice

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    Well, Windows Defender got automatically disabled after I installed MSE...
    I have limited resources on this laptop and MSE seems kinda heavy, especially after booting/restarting.
    Thanks for your answer.
     
  10. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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