What’s new in Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0?

Five months after the release of MSE v 2 Beta version, Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 final version has just been released. If you are already a user of MSE, you will probably get a notification asking your to update. If you are not, you might just want to check out this most popular free, award-winning anti-virus software offering from Microsoft.

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 features a new anti-malware engine with enhanced detection and clean up capabilities, better Windows Firewall integration, Internet Explorer integration to block malicious scripts even before Internet Explorer can start running them, a behavior monitor, an option to limit CPU usage while scanning, etc.

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 has the following new features:

  • Windows Firewall integration. Microsoft Security Essentials setup enables you to turn on or off Windows Firewall.
  • Enhanced protection for web-based threats. Microsoft Security Essentials now integrates itself with Internet Explorer to provide protection against web-based threats.
  • Network Inspection System. This feature of MSE enhances real-time protection by inspecting network traffic to help proactively block exploitation of known network-based vulnerabilities.
  • New and improved protection engine. The updated MSE engine includes a Heuristic Scanning Engine and offers enhanced detection and cleanup capabilities along with better performance.

Microsoft Security Essentials is free for home users and Small & Medium Businesses and works on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

Download Page: Microsoft Security Essentials.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. EGA

    its a very good *free* AV

  2. Izwan

    Cool!! I will try it today~!!

  3. SpudGie

    Cool, thanks for the update HappyAndyK.

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