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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 18:33

I can't find any announcement or blog post pertaining to it (yet). Nevertheless, Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 final is available via Windows Update.

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It doesn't look like it has changed much UI-wise. Much to my surprise the update from MSE 2.x to 4.0 did not require a reboot.


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Posted 24 April 2012 - 18:37

Only update available here is..

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Think I`ll pass on that one..

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 18:37

Excellent Have never had a single issue with this software. Love it.

#4 butilikethecookie

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 18:38

Do you notice anything different under the hood? Are the scans faster? Is more malware detected?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 18:39

Only update available here is..

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Think I`ll pass on that one..


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Posted 24 April 2012 - 18:41


Must be a regional rollout

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 18:42

what about win 8? i have the default windows defender aka MSE. Is that updated as well?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 18:43

what about win 8? i have the default windows defender aka MSE. Is that updated as well?



http://windows.micro...rity-essentials

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 18:47

yep, just got the update here in the States

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 18:48

I didnt see it in my updates but if you go to the site, you can download it directly.

http://windows.micro...rity-essentials

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 18:49

http://windows.micro...rity-essentials

what does that have to do with what he was asking?

Windows Defender IS mse in Windows 8, installing mse in windows 8 is redundant

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 18:51

what about win 8? i have the default windows defender aka MSE. Is that updated as well?

http://windows.micro...rity-essentials


Detecton, MSE is already built into Windows 8, and will not install from the link you gave.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 18:54

what does that have to do with what he was asking?

Windows Defender IS mse in Windows 8, installing mse in windows 8 is redundant

Detecton, MSE is already built into Windows 8, and will not install from the link you gave.



Considering the thread is about MSE I misread his post and assumed he was wanting to update MSE on Win 8

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 18:55

http://windows.micro...rity-essentials

I was asking about the build in MSE on windows 8... I thinks its different from the link you posted.
I can check it out after going home not a problem.. or if someone is using win 8 now please post the results.

#15 protocol7

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 18:55

How is this on XP these days? I remember it used to be a bit of a hog. Have Avast on my bootcamp partition but I could replace it with this if it's improved.



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