Microsoft Security Essentials: New version 4 released

Microsoft has just released the latest version (4) of its popular anti-virus software Microsoft Security Essentials which includes new automatic remediation functionality plus overall improved performance and detection capabilities.

Not sure if the slogan on the MSE home page is new or not but I do like it:  “MSE – The anti-annoying, anti-expensive, anti-virus program”

As soon as this news came to hand I checked to see what version was running on my laptop. To my surprise it was version 2, so I have no idea where the intermediary version 3 got to – or even if there was one.

MSE is available in separate editions for XP (32-bit only), Vista and Windows 7 (32-bit and dedicated 64-bit). New users can download from HERE – (XP users need to click on “More languages and versions” to access their download).

**Existing users will receive their upgrade to version 4 automatically via Windows Update.

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Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.

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