SOLVED: How to Make Windows Defender to Update Automatically

There are two ways to set Windows Defender (Security Essentials) to automatically update and the first is to set WINDOWS UPDATE to automatically install all updates.  The other way is to create a new SCHEDULED TASK: Click START and type TASK and then click on TASK SCHEDULER Right click on TASK SCHEDULER LIBRARY and select CREATE NEW BASIC TASK Type a name like UPDATE DEFENDER, and click the NEXT button Leave the TRIGGER setting to DAILY,…

SOLVED: Windows 8 Release Preview Has No Antivirus!

Um, yes it does!  Win8 Defender now includes Security Essentials.   Here is the official word direct from Microsoft “Windows 8 Release Preview comes with Windows Defender, which has been improved in Windows 8 to provide the same level of malware protection as Microsoft Security Essentials. You do not need to install Microsoft Security Essentials and it will not work with Windows 8. Microsoft will continue to provide and improve Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7,…

Free AntiVirus – Microsoft Security Essentials 4 Enters Public Beta

Microsofts highly rated free antivirus “Security Essentials” has a new version which is available to the public as a beta as of November 29, 2011 . From my testing and other reviews it seems the biggest improvement is in performance during scanning; it now uses even fewer resources than version 3.  Continued streamlining and simplification of the user interface is also a good thing. Officially, Microsoft explains the following four items are of note in…