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Microsoft Security Essentials gives you real-time protection on your personal computer (PC). It’s free*, simple to install and easy to use. It runs in the background so you’ll never experience interruptions or need to make updates.
Get to know them before they get to know you! These unusual suspects have only one mission – to find a way to scam innocent people.
But if you get to know them now, you can put a stop to their plans in the future.
The Identity Thief wants your personal information for fraudulent purposes, like opening credit cards, bank accounts and passports in your name.
Almost anything is game for them, including your date of birth, SIN, address and signature.
The Phishing Pro will use fake emails and websites to trick you into sharing personal information to commit a variety of crimes including identity theft.
Information they're looking for includes usernames, passwords, your SIN, date of birth and more.
The Browser Exploiter will hack into your computer through your web browser to commit crimes or even take over your online banking session. Plus, he'll use your computer to spread malicious files to others. He's looking for things like your full name, date of birth, SIN, usernames and passwords.
The Card Skimmer will duplicate or steal your debit or credit card and make purchases and/or steal your money. They're looking for the information on your magnetic strip, like your credit card number, expiry date and last three digits printed on the signature panel, your bank account numbers and signature.
The Internet Hacker will try to get into your computer through weaknesses so they can commit a variety of crimes, like clear out your accounts or spread computer viruses. Information they're looking for includes your name, date of birth, SIN, username, passwords, and more.
Microsoft Security Essentials offers award-winning protection against unwanted cyber intruders and is supported on Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Widows XP. The software constantly tracks new threats and keeps your PC updated to help protect you. You don’t have to do anything.
It only takes a few simple steps and a minute or two to add Microsoft Security Essentials to your computer.
Your PC must run genuine Windows to install this software. Internet access fees may apply while downloading.
Basically a browser is a software application that allows you to locate, access and view web pages. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Google Chrome are all examples of a browser.
An Internet connection is required for installation and to download the latest virus and spyware definitions for Microsoft Security Essentials.
A type of deceptive software that has the ability to conduct certain activities on your computer without your knowledge or consent, which could damage your personal computer and compromise your private information.
A computer virus can modify programs, delete files and erase the contents of hard drives. A “Trojan Horse” can have similar effects and is also able to capture keystrokes, including passwords or other secret information.