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Download Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE aka Morro) Beta

23 June 2009No Comment

Microsoft’s new free antivirus Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is now available for download in beta version. In initial stages, it was codenamed as Morro. As reported earlier, Microsoft Security Essentials suite is available both in 32-bit and 64-bit versions for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

The build number for this antivirus is 1.0.1407.00 which is lower than the leaked version on torrents. It is available for only first 75,000 users but Microsoft can increase the limit if required. So grab your copy as soon as possible.

You will need a Windows Live ID and will have to fill a small survey before downloading it. It’s available on Microsoft Connect.

Key Features:

  • Real-time protection
  • Dynamic Signature Service
  • Root-kit protection
  • Lightweight design
  • CPU throttling
  • Idle-time scanning
  • Smart caching and active memory swapping

System Requirements for MSE:

For Windows XP:

        • CPU with clock speed of 500 MHz or higher
        • Memory of 256 MB RAM or higher
        • VGA (display): 800×600 or higher
        • Storage: 140 MB of available hard-disk space

For Windows Vista and Windows 7 (Beta or RC):

  • CPU with clock speed of 1.0 GHz or higher
  • Memory of 1 GB RAM or higher
  • VGA (display): 800×600 or higher
  • Storage: 140 MB of available hard-disk space

Download MSE Beta


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