How to Install Microsoft Security Essentials
People like Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) because that it is free and is an easy-to-use antivirus software, I think you might like it as well. If you don’t know how to install Microsoft Security Essentials on your computer, this installation tutorial will help you install MSE smoothly.
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Installation Process of Microsoft Security Essentials
Step 1: Welcome to Microsoft Security Essentials
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The installation wizard will walk you through the process of Microsoft Security Essentials installation, click “Next” (1) to continue.
Step 2: Agree to Microsoft Security Essentials Software License Terms
If you agree to the Microsoft Security Essentials software license terms, click “I accept” (2) to continue. (It is a required option, if you click “I decline”, the installation will be broken down).
Step 3: Join the Customer Experience Improvement Program
You can join the customer experience improvement program to send information to Microsoft about how you use MS Security Essentials. If you would like to help improve Windows Security Essentials, click the first checkbox and then click “Next” (3) to continue.
If you don’t want to send any information to Microsoft, click the second checkbox and then click “Next” (3) to continue.
Step 4: Optimize Security
If you don’t have a firewall turned on, you can click the checkbox, the installation wizard will turn on the Windows Firewall automatically. Whatever you check, click “Next” (4) to continue.
Step 5: Preparing to Install Microsoft Security Essentials
In this step, the installation wizard will verify that if your Windows system is ready to install Security Essentials. Please wait around 10-20 seconds to continue.
Step 6: Ready to Install Microsoft Security Essentials
Click “Install” (6) will start to install Security Essentials in your computer.
- If you have installed another antivirus software (for example: Avast), you should remove it before you install Security Essentials.
- I had a very bad experience in installing Security Essentials but forgot to uninstall Avast, after my computer was rebooted, my Windows 7 was hanged on welcome screen. Finally I uninstalled Avast in Safe Mode to solve this issue.
Step 7: Installing Microsoft Security Essentials
The installation wizard is installing Microsoft Security Essentials on your computer, it might take 1-3 minutes.
Step 8: Completing the Installation Wizard
You’re done. The installation process has been completed. Click “Finish” (8) to close the wizard. Microsoft Security Essentials will start to protect your computer automatically and update the latest malware definition.