Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) Beta releasing around June 23

Microsoft finally speak about its Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) codename “Morro,” here’s some points that wannabe MSE testers and customers need to know: Microsoft is making MSE available for public beta testing begins on June 23 at 9am PDT in the US, Brazil, and Israel from http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials. And will remain open until the release of final version before the end of calendar […]

Microsoft finally speak about its Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) codename “Morro,” here’s some points that wannabe MSE testers and customers need to know:

  • Microsoft is making MSE available for public beta testing begins on June 23 at 9am PDT in the US, Brazil, and Israel from http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials. And will remain open until the release of final version before the end of calendar 2009, and will be a free download in bith 32- and 64-bit flavors for XP SP2, Vista and Windows 7 (including Beta or Release Candidate) systems.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials requires WGA validation, which means it won’t be available to anyone using a pirated copy of Windows. But it won’t require registration or personal information of any kind. 
  • Microsoft will be updating and refreshing the beta code regularly in the coming months by pushing updates over Windows Update and other Web mechanisms.

Finally, a new study May 2009 by the independent AV-Comparatives group gave Microsoft OneCare (which shares the same engine and signatures as MSE) its highest (Advanced+) rating.

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