How to install and configure the free Microsoft Security Essentials Anti Virus and Anti Spyware software


After passing validation, click on install1

After passing validation, click on Install to start the install 

Click on Finish and Uncheck Scan My Computer

Uncheck the "Scan my computer" box and click Finish to finish the install


Microsoft Security Essentials will now update itself with latest security definitions from Microsoft

Microsoft Security Essentials Home Screen Showing All Ok

If it starts a scan, you can cancel it and go to the Home Tab, you can see the status there. All Green means everything is ok and Up to date

Settings for Scheduled Scans

On the Settings Scheduled Scan tab, you can schedule your normal scans