Microsoft has released the Beta for its upcoming Next Generation “Security Essentials”. The Beta is available for download and includes a new protection engine and inspection system. The new features which the Beta include are:
- Windows Firewall integration – During setup, Microsoft Security Essentials will now ask if you would like to turn the Windows Firewall on or off.
- Enhanced protection for web-based threats – Microsoft Security Essentials now integrates with Internet Explorer to provide protection against web-based threats.
- New protection engine – The updated anti-malware engine offers enhanced detection and cleanup capabilities with better performance.
- Network inspection system – Protection against network-based exploits is now built in to Microsoft Security Essentials.
The Microsoft Security Essentials is compatible with Windows XP and Windows Seven Operating Systems and protects end users against virus threats and spy ware. The Microsoft Security Essentials is Microsoft’s free anti-virus and anti-spyware product that replaced Microsoft’s paid Windows Live OneCare subscription service last year.
The Beta can be downloaded here.