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How to Install Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials is free virus software provided for PC's running a genuine copy of Windows. It is easy to install - even if your computer is quarantined from the USC Upstate wireless network you can still go to Microsoft.com. Please note that if you have Windows 8 or later, the full version of Windows Defender comes already installed so there is no need to download Security Essentials or any other antivirus software.

  1. Go to Security Essentials download page
  2. Click on Download Now
  3. Click Run 
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  4. Click Next
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  5. Click I accept
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  6. Click Next
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  7. Click Next
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  8. Click Install
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  9. Click Finish
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  10. Security Essentials will now automatically update and scan your computer for viruses. You are now protected!
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