How to Install Microsoft Security Essentials Anti-Virus Software part two

How to Install Microsoft Security Essentials Anti-Virus Software part two



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Part two, looking at Microsoft’s anti-virus Security Essentials settings and also running the software. Help protect your computer from viruses malware and spyware!

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okay welcome to the second part of this screencast or we've been looking at antivirus and specifically Microsoft Security Essentials now remember in part one we looked at downloading and installing the software so hopefully you've seen part one and we're at a point now where we've got the the software installed and now we'll take a look at some of the settings and some of the ways in which we will use this software now if you take a look down on the notification area you'll see that we've got a little green icon here with a tick in it that's showing is that Microsoft Security Essentials is actually running and it's reporting it as up to date so what we'll do is we'll go ahead and open up the software now you should have a desktop icon and again we using wisteria but you could be on XP r or Windows 7 you'll have the same thing so if we go ahead and double click ok now here on the on page we'll get a brief overview of the status of our software and you'll see that we've got such things as real time protection and it's showing as on and spyware and virus definitions up to date down here you'll see that we've got a scheduled scan settings and the next scan age Jew suddenly around 2 a.m. in the morning and it will run a quick scamp will be taking a look at changing we can change as you can see they were linked where we take a look at changing that to a more suitable time for you and the way that you use your system and then up here you'll have oh you've got this is gun options it get quick full or custom you'll see that I've got the radio button in full I do prefer running full scans and it's very rare that I'll actually run a quick scan or if I do it might just be that you know if I schedule a full scan once a week I might run a quick scan once every couple of days and so again if you just want to run a scan off schedule then we can use this option here ok so if we now take a look at the update tab you'll see that we've we've got a date for when the definition was last updated the version of the the update or the definition don't have to worry too much about this we do get a manual update button here and what I will say that if you're going to run a scam off schedule or anything like that it's always best to just run the update before you run the scan just to make sure you've got the latest definition by default this Microsoft Security Essentials actually downloads the definitions through Windows updates so that it's important that you've actually got your Windows updates turned on so we can take a look at that now and just just to sort of show you how we do that we'll go down to start and left click then you'll see control panel the one we left clicking on that within control panel we've got a security tab if we click on security well then you see we've got Windows updates here and underneath that we've got turn on after my tick updating we click on that we've got a drop down box here and at the moment this is set for check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install and it's recommended that we change that to install updates automatically and again it's going to give us an every day at 3m it will look dit at that time if your PC is turned on if it isn't don't worry about it the next time it's only PC on you'll get your little notification that you've got new updates available and it'll it'll install them so that's how we check for the updates are that we've got the actual Windows updates turned on so we can click OK and then because we've changed the setting they use account control just going to ask us to confirm that and again that's it I'm just going to insert a little bit of video to show you how to do that in XP to check that we've got automatic updates enabled on Windows XP we need to go down to start so the left click start and then the left click control panel and then in there you'll see we've got Security Center and we left click on that and then here you'll see that we've got an automatic update again left click and that will bring up the automatic updates dialog box and you'll see that the radio button next to automatic is selected and that tells us that we've got the automatic updates enabled and that's those XP okay so let's take a look on the settings tab now you're not gonna have to walk them up janilla the the software is pretty much set up ready to go once you've installed it but one thing that we we do need to take a look at is the schedule now we need to make sure that the run schedules count and my computer is ticked and then we can alter where these drop-down boxes when we wanted to run so if we drop that down and I change that to a more convenient time and the time that I'll probably been we sure that the systems on and again change from quick scan to full scan especially if it's all going to be doing it once a week you know you need you full scan on and then if we check underneath that we're going to check for latest virus and spyware definition before in the scheduled scamp so as I was saying earlier and it's always best to update your software or your virus definitions before you run a scan and below that we're gonna start a scheduled scan only when my computer isn't is on but not in use so that means that if you are if you're busy working away on it are you know you don't want note six o'clock if you are doing something labor-intensive on it you know some of these gaminess and was in lilac you don't your antivirus kicking in and and start downloading updates and running you know and checking your system with asses off yeah so you know if your computer's in use at 6 o'clock and you've finished with it by 20 past it'll start to any plastics you know things that are the rest of the things in the air you you you don't need to change this is basically what's going to happen if you if it actually finds a threat on your PC again they're all recommended and the you know there is a recommended levels of best to be left alone real-time protection the big one is just to make sure that that's actually turned on but again that's the default saying for this and again these monitoring files and scanning downloaded files again the turned on by default so we don't have to worry about excluded files you know again left they don't need things add into them you want to be scanning everything again excluded file types you know it's you photos and what have you you can add them but you may as well just leave them to be scanned processors don't worry about that on the Advanced tab again left alone I mean one thing that you will see if it is a nice touch on this software is the create system of star point this will create a restore point on computer on a daily basis before cleaning your computer so if you know if it cleans something out and it deletes it and also the system goes all unstable we can revert back to restore an earlier restart point and we've covered that in in one of the other system protection videos so if you do need to do that there's a video that you can watch in and and revert back Microsoft spying it again default it on basic membership this is just going to tell Microsoft of anything that and the software finds on your system that it's not – if you were about what it will do is it send the the file or a copy of the file to Microsoft they'll take a look at it and decide whether it's malicious or knife it is malicious they then add it to their next definition and again basics grit and and that's basically it for the settings just after once we've set our schedule as well if we just click Save once we've gone through everything on the set and stamp again user account control just going to confirm what it was also did that yeah and and that's it that's basically Microsoft Security Essentials and I want to thank you for viewing and hope this was a song news for you

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