Microsoft to release new version of Microsoft Security Essentials; looking for Beta testers

Microsoft is working on and plans to release a new version of Microsoft Security Essentials, its free antivirus offering for Windows users, and is also looking for beta testers to help test this product.

The new version  is expected to introduce some new features.

  1. The new version of Microsoft Security Essentials will have a new protection engine which will offer enhanced detection and cleanup capabilities, reports Microsoft.
  2. It will offer enhanced protection through automatic malware remediation and clean high-impact malware infections automatically, with no required user interaction.
  3. It will also contain  many performance improvements to make sure that your Windows PC performance isn’t negatively impacted.
  4. Expect to see a simplified and an easier-to-use UI.

If you want to help test this Beta, go here to sign up. Microsoft will notify you once the Beta is available for download. 

The general public can expect the beta to be available by the end of the year.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.

One Comment

  1. Xi

    Nice… A very good leap. But if the final version is released sooner after beta, it would be better!

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