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Windows Security Essentials BETA Released


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#1 Bodaggit23

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 10:49 PM

The BETA is available now. I have it running on two machines at the moment
and it's great. Very light. Lighter than NOD32.

Click here to get started:

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspx

You must register with Microsoft Connect and answer a few
questions, but other than that it's pretty painless. Nice stuff. :thumbsup:

The plan is to have the full release at the same time as Windows 7,
and this Antivirus software will be free.

Edited by Bodaggit23, 23 June 2009 - 10:50 PM.

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#2 frankp316

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 05:47 AM

Users should be aware that there are currently geographical limits regarding this product.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:19 AM

As the application is a BETA release, and thus for general user testing and comments, it would be somewhat adventurous to replace your current anti-malware applications with this release, especially since this area is so critical.
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#4 Bodaggit23

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:51 AM

I don't think it's that big of a stretch to use this software.

Microsoft isn't new to Antivirus software.

Good advice though, thanks for the reply.
I'll post here if I have any adverse issues
with the two machines I currently have it on.
Post your system specs in your sig so we don't need to ask...

CPU: i7 920 Batch#3841A525 (@3.43Ghz) Board: EVGA X58 3X SLI RAM: Dominator 3x2GB DDR3 1600 Hard Drive: 300GB VelociRaptor GPU: EVGA GTX260 SC Core 216
Optical: Sony Optiarc 22x DVD/CD Burner PSU: Corsair TX850W CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 Primary OS: Windows Vista x64 SP2 Case: Coolermaster HAF 932




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