Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0

Late last month Microsoft released the second version of their award-winning and free anti-malware tool, Microsoft Security Essentials.

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) can be used for no charge on any Windows XP or Windows 7 computer in businesses with up to 10 PCs. If you fall into this category, we highly recommend MSE as an anti-malware solution.

Benefits of the new version include:

  • Integration with Internet Explorer for better protection against web-based threats
  • Network inspection to monitor local network traffic for threats
  • Heuristic engine to detect even more threats
  • Windows Firewall integration

If you are already running MSE version 1 on your PC, you will be automatically upgraded to version 2 via Windows Update. If you have a new PC you wish to install MSE on, uninstall any existing antivirus software and then go to this website to download and install MSE.