Articles tagged: MSE
What’s the Difference Between Windows Defender, Windows Security, and Microsoft Security Essentials?
Windows Security is Windows Defender is Microsoft Security Essentials, by any other name. Windows Defender has also had different meanings over the years.
Is Microsoft Security Essentials supported on XP or not?
Microsoft Security Essentials is throwing scary warning messages now that Windows XP support has come to an end. How serious is the problem that MSE is alerting you to?
How do I safely switch from one security tool to another?
If you follow a few security measures it’s perfectly safe to uninstall an old anti-malware program and then install your new choice.
Do I Need to Deactivate My Old Anti-virus Before Installing the New One?
It’s best to uninstall old anti-virus software before installing a new one, assuming you make sure to stay safe during the transition.
Do I Need to Stop Using Microsoft Security Essentials?
Recently statements were made by a Microsoft spokesperson that some interpreted as implying that Microsoft was giving up on Microsoft Security Essentials. I went to the source and asked for clarification.
Will Anti-virus Programs for Windows XP Stop Being Updated when Microsoft Drops Support?
When support for XP ends, you may find yourself open to unpatched vulnerabilities. Having an updated anti-malware tool is your first line of defense.
Why is Microsoft Security Essentials constantly saying potentially unprotected?
The “potentially unprotected” warning seems fairly common in situations where you really are still protected. I’ll cover several theories as to why it might appear.