Sunday, July 25, 2010

Download Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 Beta with Improved Protection

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Microsoft announced the launch of next version of Microsoft Security Essentials in beta. This free anti-malware service was first released in September 2009. Due to its low resource usage and discrete interface, it has become a must-have for all Windows users. This new version includes more protection against network based threats.

What’s New in MS Security Essentials 2.0 Beta

Windows firewall integration – It includes the option to turn Windows firewall on or off during installation.

Better protection against web based threats – It integrates with Internet Explorer to provide better security against different web based threats.

New protection engine - It has an updated malware engine that offers better threat detection and cleanup.

Network inspection system – It provides protection against network based exploits. It prevents malicious scripts from running. Unfortunately, this feature does not work on Windows XP. Since this feature requires Windows Filtering Platform (WFP), only Windows Vista and Windows 7 users can access it.

The new Microsoft Security Essentials beta is available only for genuine Windows users on a first come first served basis until maximum number of participants is achieved. According to Microsoft, it is only available to customers in the US, Israel, Brazil and China.

Download MS Security Essentials 2.0 Beta

To download the new beta version, visit Microsoft Connect. You need to register and log in into the site to start download. Select the appropriate version for you and click the “Download” button. Start enjoying better security!

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