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Microsoft Security Essentials

Scan your computer to find and remove viruses. Security Essentials proactively protects your computer by scanning files you download and open.

Download Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows

This download is hosted externally.

Personal Computers: Microsoft Security Essentials is the officially-supported anti-virus software for personally-owned Windows XP/Vista/7 computers at Illinois State University. Windows 8 does not support Microsoft Security Essentials and is required to run the Windows Defender (which is included in Windows 8) instead.

University-Owned Computers: For University-owned workstations and laptops, contact your department's technical support staff for assistance obtaining and installing Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection.