Microsoft Security Essentials available for download!

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Michael Pietroforte of 4Sysops just tweeted that Microsoft Security Essentials is available for download!

For all you guys/girls that didn’t know : You can use/download Microsoft Security Essentials for FREE!

A quote from the MSE website :


Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.


I’ve been participating in the MSE Beta program and I can tell you that it’s really a neat AV product! Just go here and click the download button. You can manually select the operating system or language by clicking the Locales and languages link just below the Download Now button. Note : The Windows XP version is only available as a 32-bit download. If you want to use the 64-bit version you need Windows Vista or Windows 7.

There will be local versions for the following locales/languages : Australia, Austria, Belgium (Dutch & French), Brazil, Canada (English & French), China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland (German & French) and Taiwan.


Microsoft Security Essentials Direct Download Links
Download 64-bit Windows Vista and Windows 7 version
Download 32-bit Windows Vista and Windows 7 version
Download 32-bit Windows XP version