Microsoft Security Essentials is a system protection bundle provided by the creators of the Windows OS. The utility is able to work in multiple ways in order to cover all the needed protection areas of the computer. The tool is firstly an antivirus and it can perform multiple types of scans in order to reach to every area of the PC. The app also performs a constant background scan so that any threat that appears can be discovered in time.
Secondly, the application provides internet protection. It is able to flag any harmful site and it can also prevent users from accessing it. Of course, access can be granted if users assume the risk. The utility can also clean email accounts and remove spam, for a better email reading experience. New virus signatures are added to the system daily and the utility updates its database as soon as these are ready, so that the computer is always protected, even against the newest threats out there.