Microsoft Security Essentials, a free security software from Microsoft is available for download from today. This is a beta release of the software and the download is capped at 75,000, Microsoft may increase the download limit based on the demand, but if you want try the software download as soon as possible. Download from here.
Microsoft Security Essentials offers protection against viruses, spyware, including Trojans, worms and other malicious software. According to Microsoft MSE is only available in United States, Israel, Brazil and China, but i could download and install the same from France, it doesnâ€™t restrict you to download the app even you are from the unsupported country.
MSE is available for Windows XP 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit and Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit. You need to login to Microsoft connect before you can download and also you have to complete a short survey. Your computer will need to pass Windows Genuine Advantage Validation before you can install it. If you have any other security software installed it may conflict with this software, uninstall other antivirus apps before installing MSE.
- Operating System: Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3); Windows Vista; Windows 7 (Beta or Release Candidate)
- For Windows XP, a Personal Computer with a:
- CPU with clock speed of 500 MHz or higher
- Memory: 256 MB RAM or higher
- VGA (Display): 800 x 600 or higher
- Storage: 140 MB of available hard-disk space
- An Internet connection is required for installation and to download the latest virus and spyware definitions for Microsoft Microsoft Security Essentials.