The next version of Microsoft Security Essentials which is the free light weight anti malware program offered by Microsoft is out and available for download at Microsoft Connect upon registration. This new version is still in its beta phase.
To access Microsoft Connect Security Essentials download page, click here
New features in the beta of Microsoft Security Essentials include:
– 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.