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Microsoft Connect: Microsoft Security Essentials (Beta) Now Available for Download

Few days back I blogged about Microsoft Security Essential Beta Announcement by Microsoft Connect. Well, Microsoft Security Essentials Beta is now available for download.

What’s New in the Microsoft Security Essentials Beta?Security Essentials Beta

This Beta version of Microsoft Security Essentials includes the following new features and enhancements to better help protect your PC from threats:

  • Enhanced protection through automatic malware remediation: The Beta program will clean highly impacting malware infections automatically, with no required user interaction.

  • Enhanced performance:The Beta includes many performance improvements to make sure your PC performance isn’t compromised.

  • Simplified UI– Simplified UI makes Microsoft Security Essentials Beta easier to use.

  • New and improved protection engine: The updated engine offers enhanced detection with cleanup capabilities and better performance.

Download Microsoft Security Essentials Public Beta

Feedback & Questions:

Feedback and questions regarding the public beta should be submitted on Answers at:


NOTE: Posts should be marked as ‘Beta’ by using the ‘Beta?’ selection box

System Requirements:

Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)*; Windows Vista (Service Pack 1, or Service Pack 2)*; Windows 7 (Service Pack 1)*

  • For Windows XP, a PC with a CPU clock speed of 500 MHz or higher, and 256 MB RAM or higher.

  • For Windows Vista and Windows 7, a PC with a CPU clock speed of 1.0 GHz or higher, and 1 GB RAM or higher.

  • VGA display of 800 × 600 or higher.

  • 200 MB of available hard disk space.

  • An Internet connection is required for installation and to download the latest virus and spyware definitions for Microsoft Security Essentials Beta.

  • Internet Browser:

    • Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.

    • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or later.

  • Microsoft Security Essentials Beta also supports Windows XP Mode in Windows 7. For more information see the system requirements for Windows XP Mode in Windows 7.

  • *Your PC must run genuine Windows to install Microsoft Security Essentials Beta. Learn more about genuine Windows.

For details visit https://connect.microsoft.com/site981