Microsoft started sending out invitations to test out a new version of theri security software Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) to people who have previously tested it.
Here's what the said message reads:
"Thank you so much for being a part of the Microsoft Security Essentials v2 Beta.
You have indicated that you are interested in receiving invites for Connect programs from Microsoft, so we would like to invite you to participate in the Microsoft Security Essentials Public Beta program on Microsoft Connect.
This program is for the newest Beta version of Microsoft Security Essentials which has the latest protection features. Be one of the select few who get access to this Beta release by signing up now to reserve your spot!".
Users can accept the invitation from Microsoft Connect to take part in the new beta program. Here is what the message reads on Microsoft Connect site:
"Welcome to the Microsoft Security Essentials Beta Program!
Thank you for participating in the Microsoft Security Essentials Beta program, which will start soon. We'll notify you by email when it starts.
To protect your PC in the meantime, you can download the latest version from the Security Essentials website."
New features in the Beta of Microsoft Security Essentials include:
- "Enhanced protection through automatic malware remediation - The Beta will clean high-impact malware infections automatically, with no required user interaction.
- Enhanced performance - The Beta includes many performance improvements to make sure your PC performance isn't negatively impacted.
- Simplified UI - Simplified UI makes Microsoft Security Essentials Beta easier to use.
- New and improved protection engine - The updated engine offers enhanced detection and cleanup capabilities," revealed MMPC.
Users who have not been a beta tester for MSE before, but want to be involved going forward can apply to be included in the beta testing of the new MSE, by visiting Microsoft Connect site.