Windows (Personal Devices) - Using Windows Defender / Security Essentials to Remove Viruses and Malware

This application is included for free with Windows and helps identify and remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Please note that you should only have one antivirus program running at a time. If you are running a third-party antivirus program, you should not enable Windows Defender or Microsoft Security Essentials.

Using Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows 7 and Vista Machines

Using Windows Defender on Windows 8 Machines

Using Windows Defender on Windows 10 Machines


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