Microsoft in Search of Beta Testers for Next Security Essentials Build

Microsoft in Search of Beta Testers for Next Security Essentials Build

Microsoft is looking to wrangle a handful of guinea pigs adventurous users to help test the next version of its 'Microsoft Security Essentials' (MSE) antivirus software. Beta registration for the next-generation build of MSE is currently open, and Microsoft said it will be selecting a "limited" number of people who will be notified when it's available for download.

According to Microsoft, the new build will sport a simplified user interface in place of the existing one that's already fairly easy to use. It will also feature a new and improved protection engine with "enhanced detection and cleanup capabilities," enhanced performance to minimize the program's impact on your system, and enhanced protection through automatic malware remediation that will "clean high-impact malware infections automatically, with no required user interaction."


If you're not digging the idea of beta software stopping malware dead in its tracks but are a fan of MSE, Microsoft says it expects to release the new version to the general public by the end of the year.
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No thank you while I think MSE works pretty well especially for being free I am not interested in being a sucker for Microsoft on this test.

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I'm a adamant fan of MSE but I don't know why they need to fix it if it ain't broke.

Maybe...

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I will be passing.

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MSE is very good. In most of the test, it is one of the highest rated antivirus programs. I'm still sticking with Antivir though.

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You know, I never hear anyone mention AVG anymore - maybe it's time to change my loadout?

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MSE is very good in fact but I have a paid all in one suite that has served me well for many many years.

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I have been on MSE for a bit over a year now. works great

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