Microsoft might have retired Windows XP, with much fanfare, it must be said, but the company still had to take care of a couple of issues here and there. One of them, rather severe. An update that was recently released for the company’s very own antivirus and antimalware solution, Security Essentials, caused a lot of...

In news that would surprise no one we have the confirmation that Microsoft Security Essentials is the number one antivirus program in the world, at least when it comes to usage. Research firm OPSWAT has just released its latest market share figures, and the numbers show that around 16.3 percent of users are running...

The day of reckoning for Windows XP users is fast approaching. April 8 is when Microsoft will release the final security patches for the old operating system, and after that the user base is on its own. Sure, Redmond has also outlined plans to support Security Essentials with definition updates until July 2015, and...

If you have activated Microsoft Security Essentials as the first (or only) line of defense on your computer, then you will be pleased to know that the program just received a new update. Security Essentials version 4.4 is now available for download. The software giant just rolled out a brand new version of its...

With most of its major product releases out of the way, Microsoft is shifting attention to another important upcoming event. The retirement of Windows XP is now a vital focus for Redmond. And the company is doing its best to convince the user base of the aging operating system to upgrade to a newer version of Windows...

Redmond has made some rather impressive strides when it comes to the security of its software products, and one cornerstone of this effort has been its antivirus and antimalware applications. In fact, up until now Microsoft has promoted Security Essentials quite aggressively. The company said that this program offers...

Microsoft Security Essentials has recently been praised in the media as solid defense against malware and computers viruses. But oddly though, the automated update option on Microsoft’s antivirus stopped working a few days ago. Clicking on the ‘Update’ button makes no difference at all. According to H-Online, the bug...

Computer security has been an essential focus at Microsoft these past few years. While earlier versions of Window came with tame security, Windows Vista delivered a radical shift in protection. It has only gotten better from there, with Windows 7 and Windows 8 providing watertight safety. The Redmond company...

Whoops! Microsoft Security Essentials became the only free antivirus software that failed to receive certification in a new round of tests over at AV-Test. All other antivirus programs received the certification — from paid software to free solutions like Avast! and AVG. The tests were conducted on the Windows 7...