Download Microsoft Security Essentials

Goucher College Information Technology recommends the use of Microsoft Security Essentials as antivirus software for personal and home Windows computers. Security Essentials runs on Windows XP, Vista, and 7 and is available as a free download from Microsoft's website.

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and is automatically updated to protect your PC with the latest technology.

Microsoft Security Essentials is required for all students living on-campus who are using Windows computers.

The link to download the software is:

It is recommended that you remove any existing antivirus software prior to installing a new one, including Security Essentials.