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In order to protect your Windows computer(s) at home against viruses, spywares, worms, trojans and others malicious software, we recommend to install Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). MSE is a free version of antivirus software provided by Microsoft which offers the same features as the centrally managed antivirus program installed on all CERN Windows computers.

Before you install MSE you need to beware of three facts:

  • Microsoft Security Essentials is supported only on computers running Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1/SP2, Windows XP SP3. Other Windows versions such as Windows 95 or Windows 98 are not supported.
  • Your computer needs to be configured to use Microsoft Updates instead of Windows Updates when automatically checking for updates
  • Your Windows PC must run genuine Windows to install Microsoft Security Essentials.

Important note:

If your computer is running Windows 8, Window Defender already helps you to protect and clean your device from malware such as viruses, trojans, and worms and protect you also against potentially unwanted software, such as adware. So, it is not necessary to install an additional antivirus program such as Microsoft Security essentials (MSE). You can visit the following page to learn how to protect your device with Windows Defender: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/windows-defender

How to configure Windows to use Microsoft Update instead of Windows Update

Home computer must be configured to use Microsoft Update. It is recommended to setup the configuration before MSE installation, so the Security agent can immediately connect to Microsoft Update and get definition updates. To configure a computer running Windows to use Microsoft Update, the steps are different for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

Windows 7

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Windows Update.
  2. In the Windows Update window, click over Get updates for more products.
  3. In the left pane, select the "Change settings" link in order to configure "How Windows can install the updates".
  4. Under "Important Updates", select "Install updates automatically".
  5. Under "Recommended updates", select the "Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates" check box, and then click OK.
    note: If you are prompted for an admin password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  6. You can also choose if you want to allow anyone to install updates by selecting the "Allow all users to install updates on this computer" check box. This applies only to updates and software that are installed manually; automatic updates will be installed regardless of the user.

Windows Vista

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Windows Update.
  2. In the Windows Update window, next to You receive updates, verify that For Windows and other products from Microsoft Update Service is selected. This statement indicates that your computer is able to use Microsoft Update. If it indicates For Windows only, click Get updates for more products.
  3. In Internet Explorer, tick I accept the Terms of Use check box, and then install.
  4. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, click Continue.

Windows XP

Note: If your computer is already configured to use Microsoft Update, the Welcome to Microsoft Update page is displayed. No more steps from the user are required.

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Windows Update.
  2. In Internet Explorer, next to Get Microsoft Update today, click Go.
  3. Under Try Microsoft Update today, click Start Now, and then continue (license agreement).
  4. If prompted right-click the Internet Explorer Information Bar and choose Install ActiveX control, and in the Internet Explorer - Security Warning dialog box, click Install.
  5. If notified that Automatic Updates is turned off, configure it as you want.
  6. Automatic Updates need not be enabled to receive Microsoft Security Essentials definition updates.

Installing Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE).

Microsoft Security Essentials is available for download from the following web resource : http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5201.

To install Microsoft Security Essentials, open this resource, and follow the steps described in the Install instructions area.

    • For 32bits platform, select x86\mseinstall.exe
    • For 64bits platform, select amd64\mseinstall.exe

Once the package is downloaded on your computer, the installation can be performed easily by double-clicking on the file. Be sure that you have local Administrator privileges and enough disk space.