Microsoft has just released Microsoft Security Essentials 2, the highly acclaimed free security program to protect the computer against malicious software such as viruses, spyware or computer worms. Users who are already working with a previous version of Security Essentials can upgrade that version directly to version 2.
But what's new in Security Essentials 2? It is probably heuristic scanning which tries to identify unknown threats by scanning for typical malware patterns on the system. It is also possible again to scan from Windows Explorer by right-clicking a file and selecting the Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials context menu item.
The official Microsoft Security Essentials website lists the following features as new in this version of the security program:
Small businesses may like the fact that Microsoft Security Essentials can be installed on up to 10 PCs free of charge. Windows users can download Security Essentials 2.0 from Microsoft Download. The software is offered as a 32-bit and 64-bit edition. Please note that the program requires a genuine copy of Windows. (via)
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