New Microsoft Security Essentials beta released

Microsoft has simultaneously announced and released a new beta of the next incarnation of the free Microsoft Security Essentials antimalware app.

Microsoft has simultaneously announced and released a new beta of the next incarnation of the free Microsoft Security Essentials antimalware app.

So, what's new?

  • Windows Firewall integration: Microsoft Security Essentials setup allows you to turn on Windows Firewall.
  • Enhanced protection from web-based threats: Microsoft Security Essentials has enhanced integration with Internet Explorer which helps prevent malicious scripts from running and provides improved protection against web based attacks.
  • New and improved protection engine: The updated engine offers enhanced detection and cleanup capabilities and better performance.

The download is available from Microsoft Connect.