Microsoft Security Essentials

Added protection against viruses, spyware and more

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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.

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.

Key features

  • Comprehensive malware protection
  • Simple, free* download
  • Automatic updates
  • Easy to use

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.

Learn more about all the system requirements.

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.

We will fully reimburse you in the unlikely event that you suffer direct financial losses due to unauthorized activity1 in your accounts through Scotia OnLine Financial Services2 or through Mobile Banking, provided you have met your security responsibilities.

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