Microsoft is a renowned brand in the computer software development. It has also gone a notch higher to design tools which support their applications. Microsoft Security Essentials is such a tool but it only deals in security and protection of any malware. It is designed as antivirus software for Windows computers. To install Microsoft Security Essentials your computer should not have any other antivirus, it will clash and the point of detection and the installation stops. The interface is simple and intuitive, just like any other antivirus,
The software operates in a scan mode to detect and remove any malicious content. It runs on three modes. First, quick scan; where it quickly scans the essential part of the system, it is pretty fast. Second is the custom scan; where it scans specific parts which you can highlight and lastly the full scan; this is a comprehensive scan where the antivirus scans the entire computer system.
Generally, all the scans display the number and type of virus detected and finally the software removes them.
Microsoft Security Essentials is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in antivirus category and is available to all software users as a free download.