Microsoft released their free anti-malware product yesterday, and it’s still awesome. If you’re on a Windows computer, you should stop reading this post now and head here to download it. In case you missed my original post on MSE, let me just recap by saying it’s the single best signature-based anti-virus software available. It’s low on resources, simple to setup and use, and high on performance. Did I mention it’s also free?
Also, in case you’re wondering, all of the default settings in Security Essentials look great to me–except for one. I would recommend that you turn ON “Scan Removable Drives” under Settings->Advanced. This will make sure that your USB thumb drives get scanned as well when MSE does a full scan. Happy downloading!