Microsoft Security Essentials Beta released

Microsoft is offering it's free anti-virus product, Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) to 75,000 lucky people today.

The company is offering the product via a beta program and will likely extend the cap of 75,000 downloads depending on demand. MSE is Microsoft's free anti-virus and anti-spyware product that is set to replace Microsoft's paid Windows Live OneCare subscription service which is being withdrawn a week today.

Earlier this month Neowin exclusively revealed MSE (codenamed Morro) and we believe that the final product will be available shortly before the Windows 7 launch in October.

MSE is being distributed on Microsoft's Connect site as a beta program. The build available on the connect site is 1.0.1407.00 compared to the 1.0.2140.0 build of the leaked copy. For more information please visit Microsoft's MSE site.

Download: Microsoft Security Essentials beta

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