Microsoft Security Essentials 2 Released

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by jpzsports, Dec 17, 2010.

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  1. jpzsports

    jpzsports Notebook Evangelist

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    According to the MSE forum,

    "The latest version of Microsoft Security Essentials has some new features and enhancements to better protect your computer from online threats, which includes Windows Firewall Integration and an improved protection engine. It will also offer protection from network based attacks.



    To install the latest version of Microsoft Security Essentials, click here and then click Download Now."

    By improved protection engine, they mean "heuristic scanning engine"

    You can install it over the old version and it will automatically upgrade it.
     
  2. J&SinKTO

    J&SinKTO Notebook Deity

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    Nice find - thanks!
     
  3. Deks

    Deks Notebook Prophet

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    Already updated.
    First quick scan took a while... but subsequent scans were quite fast.
    Also, people can now limit MSE's utilization of CPU during scans (but I don't think it does anything).
    :D

    Still, I have to say that I'm happy MSE received an update.
    Will be interesting to see how it rates in contrast to others
     
  4. MidnightSun

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    Upgrading manually using the menu in MSE didn't work for me, but downloading the installer .exe from the MSE website and running that successfully upgraded!
     
  5. jpzsports

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    Is this the one that integrates with internet explorer?
     
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    You can also click 'Help' and it takes you to the MSE download page.
     
  8. lineS of flight

    lineS of flight Notebook Virtuoso

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    Ummm...for some reason the MSE download page is inaccessible to me using both IE9 and Chrome.
     
  9. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    Will current MSE users automatically be upgraded or do we have to redownload it again? Nothing stating a whole new version on the website.

    Edit: Same experience as MidnightSun, MSE wouldn't update within itself but downloading the update manually worked out good. Now to go download some viruses. D:
     
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    wow, they're even using the Forefront graphic now as MSE's background.
     
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