Microsoft Security Essentials Beta will be available for the first 75,000 users to download today. It will be available only to customers in the United States, Israel (English only), People’s Republic of China (Simplified Chinese only) and Brazil (Brazilian Portuguese only). Microsoft Security Essentials contains both an antivirus and antimalware to provide you simple, free of cost and hassle free protection.
What is Microsoft Security Essentials?
You’re too busy to spend a lot of time worrying about protecting your PC. With Microsoft Security Essentials Beta, you get high-quality protection against viruses and spyware, including Trojans, worms and other malicious software. And best of all, there are no costs or annoying subscriptions to keep track of.
Security Essentials is easy to install and easy to use. Updates and upgrades are automatic, so there’s no need to worry about having the latest protection. It’s easy to tell if you’re protected – when the Security Essentials icon is green, your status is good. It’s as simple as that.
For a review of MES, check out my previous post. Also, keep in mind that your personal information might be sent through the Microsoft SpyNet. The beta is available for Windows XP, Vista and 7 in both 32 and 64 bit versions. To download it, check out the official website for Microsoft Security Essentials Beta.
Update: As a commentator pointed out, it’s available right now. I checked the build numbers and it seems that it is older than the leaked one. Although the digital signatures show otherwise.