Windows Defender vs Microsoft Sec. Essentials

What is the difference between windows defender and microsoft security essentials?

Windows Defender is purely anti-spyware.Windows Defender detects and removes known spyware only. It is not designed to protect against the full breadth of malicious software, and specifically does not prevent viruses, worms, Trojans, and other malicious software from infecting your machine.

Microsoft Security Essentials has all the capabilities and features of Windows Defender along with a complete anti-virus protection.MSE was designed to replace Windows Defender.

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Last updated March 19, 2019 Views 3,845 Applies to: