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Microsoft Security Essentials 4.5 for Windows 8.1

The new version 4.5.216.0 of Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 8/8.1 (x64 and x86) was released! It is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and unofficially Windows 8/8.1. The following tutorial shows you how to install it on Windows 8/8.1!

This is not an official updater! The MSE files have not been modified!
It supports Windows 8 RTM and 8.1 RTM, but may work with older versions too.
The author is not responsible for any damages this mod may cause to your system.

PLEASE READ ALL DIRECTIONS BEFORE STARTING INSTALLATION!
Microsoft Security Essentials for Vista / 7 = Windows Defender in Windows 8.1
Please DO NOT install MSE on Windows 8.1 because it is THE SAME program!
If you want, you can install it on Windows 8.1 – I REALLY DON’T CARE!

INSTALLATION / UPGRADE GUIDE (for Windows 8/8.1 only!)

Step 1 –  If Microsoft Security Essentials is installed in your Windows 8 system,
uninstall it by using my uninstaller (Steps 2-3) otherwise go to Step 5.

Step 2 – Open the “Control Panel” and navigate to “Programs and Features”.
Please check the version of MSE and use the correct Uninstaller program.

MSE Uninstaller for version 4.1.522.0 (x64)Download/Dropbox/OneDrive
MSE Uninstaller for version 4.1.522.0 (x86)Download/Dropbox/OneDrive
MSE Uninstaller for version 4.2.223.1 (x64)Download/Dropbox/OneDrive
MSE Uninstaller for version 4.2.223.1 (x86): It was not released!
MSE Uninstaller for version 4.3.216.0 (x64)Download/Dropbox/OneDrive
MSE Uninstaller for version 4.3.216.0 (x86)Download/Dropbox/OneDrive
MSE Uninstaller for version 4.3.219.0 (x64)Download/Dropbox/OneDrive
MSE Uninstaller for version 4.3.219.0 (x86)Download/Dropbox/OneDrive
MSE Uninstaller for version 4.4.304.0 (x64): Download/Dropbox/OneDrive
MSE Uninstaller for version 4.4.304.0 (x86): Download/Dropbox/OneDrive
MSE Uninstaller for version 4.5.216.0 (x64)Download/Dropbox/OneDrive
MSE Uninstaller for version 4.5.216.0 (x86)Download/Dropbox/OneDrive

Step 3 – You must log off and log in or restart your Windows to continue!

Step 4 – Download/unpack and double click on a “MSE_uninstall.reg” file.
MSE Uninstall (Registry Key): Download/Dropbox/OneDrive

Step 5 – Download the official MSE Beta Installer (x64 or x86):
Official MSE 4.0.1111.0 Beta (x64): Download/Dropbox/OneDrive
Official MSE 4.0.1111.0 Beta (x86): Download/Dropbox/OneDrive

Step 6 – Install MSE 4.0.1111.0 Beta (x64 or x86). Don’t forget to run this
program as an Administrator in compatibility mode for Windows 7!

Step 7 – Download and install the unofficial MSE 4.5.216.0 Installer,
run this program as an Administrator.
MSE 4.5.216.0 for Windows 8 (x64): Download/Dropbox/OneDrive
MSE 4.5.216.0 for Windows 8 (x86): Download/Dropbox/OneDrive

Step 8 – You must log off and log in or restart your Windows to continue!

Step 9 – To prevent false detection of MSE 4.5.216.0 in Windows Update List,
please download/unpack and double click on a “mse_4.4.304.0_register.reg” file.
MSE Register v4.5 (Registry Key): Download/Dropbox/OneDrive

Step 10 – Open Microsoft Security Essentials and update the virus definitions.
A further update (virus definitions) will be provided automatically by
Windows Update.

UNINSTALLATION GUIDE (for Windows 8 only!)

Microsoft Security Essentials (FE Mod) can’t be uninstalled in ordinary way, please download and run the unofficial uninstaller from First Ever.

Step 1 –  Follow the Steps 2-4 from the Installation/Upgrade Guide!

Step 2 – Open: “Control Panel” -> “Programs” -> “Programs and Features”

Step 3 – Uninstall “Microsoft Security Essentials”. After uninstalling MSE
you can use Windows Defenter.

 

MSE MODERN ICON (Bonus)

Microsoft Security Essentials Modern Icon: Download/Dropbox/OneDrive

Microsoft Security Essentials Modern Icon

Please register on my website and if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment!

Author: Marcin Grygiel aka Marcin-prv

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Windows Defender vs MSE on Windows 8.1

Microsoft Windows 8.1 comes with Anti-Malware protection which is Windows Defender. It is replacement for Microsoft Security Essentials and it will protects same way as Microsoft Security Essentials. Can we believe Microsoft?

Defender vs MSE

You can find this information on Microsoft’s site.

“In Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1, Windows Defender provides the same level of protection against malware as Microsoft Security Essentials. You can’t use Microsoft Security Essentials with Windows 8 and Windows RT, but you don’t need to — Windows Defender is already included and ready to go.”

Question: Does it really provides the same level of protection?

Defender vs MSE Comparison

Answer: No, Windows Defender has the outdated virus definition!

 

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Modern UI style Icon for Microsoft Security Essentials

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New MSE Icon for Windows 8

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Windows Defender 4.3 for Windows 8.1

First Ever’s Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 8 Project will be discontinued after the release of Windows 8.1 (codename Windows Blue). I fought for the “Network Inspection System” and won! 🙂

Windows Defender 4.3 for Windows 8.1 (Codename Blue)

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Microsoft Security Essentials 4.2 for Windows 8

Microsoft has just launched a new version of its Security Essentials 4.2.223.1, comes with both x86 and x64 builds and is compatible with all Windows versions, including Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and unofficially Windows 8 (by First Ever Mod). Updates for the anti-virus software will be delivered through Microsoft Updates KB2804527, but it doesn’t work on Windows 8. The following tutorial shows you how to install it on Windows 8!

Why Microsoft Security Essentials?

This is not an official updater! The MSE files have not been modified!
It supports Windows 8 RTM build 9200, but may work with older versions too.
The author is not responsible for any damages this mod may cause to your system.

INSTALLATION GUIDE (for Windows 8 only!)

Step 1 –  If Microsoft Security Essentials 4.1.522.0 is installed on your system, uninstall it by using my uninstaller otherwise go to Step 4.

Unofficial MSE 4.1.522.0 Uninstaller (x64): link 1 link 2 link 3
Unofficial MSE 4.1.522.0 Uninstaller (x86): link 1 link 2 link 3

Step 2 – Download/unpack and double click on a “MSE_unregister.reg” file.

Step 3 – Open: “Control Panel” -> “Programs” -> “Programs and Features”
Uninstall (Remove Only): “Microsoft Security Essentials”

Step 4 – Download the official MSE Beta Installer (x64 or x86):

Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0.1111.0 Beta (x64): link 1 link 2 link 3
Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0.1111.0 Beta (x86): link 1 link 2 link 3

Step 5 – Install MSE 4.0.1111.0 Beta (x64 or x86). Don’t forget to run this program as an Administrator in compatibility mode for Windows 7!

Step 6 – Download and install the unofficial MSE 4.2.223.1 Installer (x64 or x86), run this program as an Administrator.

Unofficial MSE 4.2.223.1 for Windows 8 (x64): link 1 link 2 link 3
Unofficial MSE 4.2.223.1 for Windows 8 (x86): Coming soon!

Step 7 – To prevent false detection of MSE 4.2.223.1 in Windows Update List, please download/unpack and double click on a “MSE_register.reg” file.

Step 8 – Open Microsoft Security Essentials and update the virus definitions. A further update (virus definitions) will be provided automatically by Windows Update.

 

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Microsoft Security Essentials 4.1 for Windows 8

According to WikipediaMicrosoft Security Essentials does not run on Windows 8, which has an antimalware subsystem of its own. Guess what, they’re wrong!

Why Microsoft Security Essentials?

This is not an official updater! The MSE files have not been modified!
It supports Windows 8 RTM build 9200, but may work with older versions too.
The author is not responsible for any damages this mod may cause to your system.

Official MSE Beta Installer:

Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0.1111.0 Beta (x64): link 1 link 2 link 3
Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0.1111.0 Beta (x86): link 1 link 2 link 3

Unofficial MSE First Ever Installer for Windows 8:

Microsoft Security Essentials 4.1.522.0 Final (x64): link 1 link 2 link 3
Microsoft Security Essentials 4.1.522.0 Final (x86): link 1 link 2 link 3

Unofficial MSE First Ever Uninstaller for Windows 8:

Microsoft Security Essentials 4.1.522.0 Final (x64): link 1 link 2 link 3
Microsoft Security Essentials 4.1.522.0 Final (x86): link 1 link 2 link 3

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Updates and Downloads

First of all I would like to apologise for the delay in releasing new version of my tools. All should be ready in a week (fingers crossed).

File currently being uploaded: Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0.1512.0 Beta (original version from Microsoft). Now you can install MSE Beta on Windows 8 RTM but in the next few days I share my latest Modded installer MSE 4.1.522.0.

Server 1: http://firstever.eu/download (First Ever)
Server 2: http://tinyurl.com/firstever-skydrive (SkyDrive)
Server 3: http://tinyurl.com/firstever-dropbox (Dropbox)

Update:

Top RSS Feed icon is now working!
There is a new pool: “Which antivirus for Windows 8 do you prefer?”

Regards,
Marcin

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History of Microsoft Antivirus Software

Free malware protection tool Microsoft Security Essentials has become one of the world’s most popular security package but the story of Microsoft antivirus software goes back to 2003. Learn about the history of antivirus software and get ready for a surprise, First Ever Exclusive – a new security application from Microsoft!

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