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I am running a small business, has group of 10 people. I am planning to install security essentials in all machines, Is this enough to keep PCs protected or Is there any other products from microsoft to achieve this.

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It is perfectly adequate as your resident scanner. It will catch the big stuff before it bites you.

I would recommend using it in conjunction with a good passive scanner because it doesn't always catch the small stuff. You run the passive scanner on a sechdule, say monthly. The free version of Malwarebytes, for example, is a good passive scanner.

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+1 for advising to run a 'manual' spyware scanner, next to the always-on virus scanner. Virus scanners are seldom very good at catching spyware and trojans. –  pleinolijf Oct 12 '12 at 7:39
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Security Essentials is a good program and runs quietly on the background as you will be aware. The big plus thing is that it is free - when I had a small business importing food into the country we used SE and it did the job fine. We mainly did emails, but the internet was always going.

I do not see a reason why you wouldn't be able to have it set as your AV program of choice. If you set up your router with a good WiFi password it help you along the way.

Good Luck:-)

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