Microsoft today announced the availability of the new Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 Beta, the next big version of the well acclaimed Windows security software. The beta was announced over at the Windows Team Blog with a link to Microsoft Connect to download the 32-bit or 64-bit edition of the application.
A problem with the downloads exists at the moment. Most users can only download the programs partially, even if they try different browsers such as Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.
We have tried to download both versions in the last couple of hours ever since the beta was announced. The only way it worked for us was to download the Microsoft File Transfer Manager first, before downloading the releases using the file transfer manager.
Before we explain how to download the latest beta of Microsoft Security Essentials Beta we would like to take a short look at the new features of Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 Beta
We have uploaded both files for your convenience to file hosts on the Internet, download links below:
Just download Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 Beta from the links above, if the downloads at Microsoft Connect fail all the time.
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