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Microsoft Updates MSE to 2.0–Brings a Heap of New Features

Its quite hard to believe Microsoft Security Essentials has been with us 14 months.  In that time it has continued to impress everyone that seems to use it and keeps critics happy with its great detection rates and small footprint on the system.

Microsoft have now released MSE version 2.0.657.0, meaning a much better free application to keep our PCs safe and secure.

Bringing to the party; Windows Firewall integration, heuristic scanning engine, Network Inspection Features and much more.

Head over to the MSE site and download the version for your PC.

If you already have MSE 1 installed, you can install 2 straight over the top.

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  • Psykopath08

    I have MSE 1.0 so how do I can upgrade to 2.0 w/o download this?

  • Psykopath08

    Oh ok i got it….I just clicked near “Help” for upgrade.

  • Love MSE. Easy, convenient, hassle-free, light-weight, and best of all free. Been using it for long timeeeeeeeeeeee!! I have recommended it for my pals too.

  • Anonymous

    Okay, this was a breeze to download and install. It upgraded MSE to MSE 2. Thanks, RSVR85! During the upgrade, my MSE desktop icon disappeared. I simply clicked on “All Programs” from the start menu and right clicked on MSE, sent a shortcut to my desktop and my icon reappeared.

    I also have recommended it to all my friends. I wouldn’t use anything else. :)

  • Psykopath08

    thanks to Ang087!

    I download it from MSE 1.0 to MSE 2.0 already!

  • Uvais

    Thanks RSVR i like MSE :p :lol:

  • Ben

    Does this update fix the horrible use of memory on windows 7 64 bit systems? Last time I installed MSE it used 50,000 K constantly, not to mention high CPU usage. Unless this changes, I’m sticking with AVG free.

    • Anonymous

      Not sure why you’re having that problem. I noticed with the new MSE 2.0 that there’s an option that can be used to limit CPU usage during scans. Click on “settings” in MSE 2.0 and put a check in the box where it says “Limit CPU usage scan to:” Click on the drop down box to select anywhere from 10% to 100 %. 50 % is already selected.

      Other than that, MSE is always running in the background. I checked the CPU usage on my Dell laptop. To do that, I right-clicked on the taskbar and selected “task manager”. I then clicked on the “performance” tab. The CPU usage was anywhere from 0 % to 15 % and it was also using around 23,500 K. There were 45 other processes running in the background besides MSE 2. That’s not bad at all and I’m using Windows XP SP3 32 bit system. :)

      • Ben

        The main issue I had when I used MSE was the CPU usage spikes. For instance, when I opened Firefox, or some other program, the MSE proccess would briefly use up from 10% to 50% CPU. Of course that slows down the startup of the programs that I’m trying to use.

      • Anonymous

        Okay, I understand now. Thanks for explaining! :)

      • Psykopath08

        yeah i noticed that CPU usage is 50% selected.

        Question:
        Is it make half fast scan, right? but what if I put 100%? is it make faster scan less than 2 hours? I’m just not sure if I would not change it and leave it @ 50%.

      • Psykopath08

        yeah i noticed that CPU usage is 50% selected.

        Question:
        Is it make half fast scan, right? but what if I put 100%? is it make faster scan less than 2 hours? I’m just not sure if I would not change it and leave it @ 50%.


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