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Microsofit Releases V2 of their Free Security Essentials Application December 17, 2010

Posted by Randy Tyler in General.
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Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Free for personal use while small businesses can install MSE on up to 10 Windows PCs free-of-charge.

What's new in Microsoft Security Essentials 2?

This version of Microsoft Security Essentials includes the following new features and enhancements to better help protect your computer from threats:
  • Windows Firewall integration. Security Essentials setup enables you to turn on or off Windows Firewall.
  • Network Inspection System. This feature enhances real-time protection by inspecting network traffic to help proactively block exploitation of known network-based vulnerabilities.
  • New and improved protection engine. The updated engine offers enhanced detection and cleanup capabilities with better performance.
Minimum System Requirements for Microsoft Security Essentials

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

    * 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.
    * Internet connection for installation and to download the latest virus and spyware definitions for Microsoft Security Essentials.
    * Internet Browser: Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 or later; Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or later.

Microsoft Security Essentials also supports Windows XP Mode in Windows 7. For more information, please see the system requirements for Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 at the URL below:

Download (the Free) Microsoft Security Essentials v2 Application from:

    * Windows XP 32 bit
    * Windows Vista/Windows 7 32 bit
    * Windows Vista/Windows 7 64bit

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