LifeHacker: Microsoft Security Essentials 2 Released, Still the Best Darn Antivirus Around

LifeHacker: Microsoft's next version of Security Essentials is actually a pretty great update from its already-great predecessor. Microsoft's option has always been adequate at finding new malware without definitions, but the addition of an heuristic engine bumps its power up quite a bit. It may be subject to a few more false positives, but you're much less likely to get hit with malware than ever before.

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Speed-Racer4732d ago


surprising how MS is actually doing the right stuff these days... windows 7 = awesome, windows mobile 7 = pretty decent, MS essentials = one of the best home virus protectors around.

SkyGamer4731d ago

I actually like Micrsoft Security Essentials. Micrsoft has really good Anti-virus and for free. Yes I used "free" and "really good" and "Microsoft" all in the same sentence. Wow!

ForzaGT4731d ago (Edited 4731d ago )

this is worth it


Buggy Microsoft Security Essentials Update Kicks XP Machines While Down

Maximum PC: After more than 12 years of service, Microsoft finally pulled the plug on Windows XP by ceasing to support the operating system last week. However, Microsoft did promise to keep doling out updates for its Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) software, including the version that runs on XP, but in doing so, the Redmond outfit only made things worse. That's because the latest MSE update is causing some XP machines to freeze up and run slow.

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Microsoft Security Essentials Flunks AV-TEST, Loses Certification

Maximum PC: "Microsoft Security Essentials has done it again. For the second time since its inception, the free antivirus software from Microsoft finds itself without German security and antivirus research outfit AV-TEST’s seal of approval, having failed in the latest of the firm’s bimonthly certification tests."

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gaffyh4017d ago

Let's be honest, it's a bi-monthly test, and it only failed it twice since it was created. So it's not too bad.

Enigma_20994017d ago

It's a free product, so I doubt they really care.


Microsoft Security Essentials 2.1.1116.0 released, Download Now

Microsoft has released the an updated Antimalware Engine 1.1.7000.0 for its free security solution “Microsoft Security Essentials v2.1” for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. In this regard, there are two installers (32bit and 64bit) are being made available at Download Center.

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