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Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 final on Windows Update

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+Frank B.    7,109

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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Detection    2,256

Only update available here is..

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Think I`ll pass on that one..

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Geoffrey B.    1,415

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

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butilikethecookie    29

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

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+Frank B.    7,109

Only update available here is..

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Think I`ll pass on that one..

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Detection    2,256

Must be a regional rollout

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still1    250

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

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Brandon H    1,554

yep, just got the update here in the States

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Brandon H    1,554
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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Dot Matrix    7,220

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

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

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Detection    2,256

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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still1    250

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.

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protocol7    442

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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still1    250

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.

I think MSE has improved a lot in performance and detection rate... i was using Kasperky before and i have switched to MSE on my windows 7 laptop.

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aberg    43

Got mine from Windows Update, swedish version.

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Neu B    93

Updating mine right now.

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Jub Fequois    382

Updating in the UK as well.

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Singh400    184

Yup, got the update too.

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n_K    1,734

MSE on windows XP a hog? Are you nuts? It's never used much in terms of system resources at all.

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Andrew Lyle    335

Just received the MSE update and Bing Desktop.

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DCY012    0

Thanks, just updated.

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rseiler    30

I think I recall from the beta that they actually removed some options. Is that still the case with the final?

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+LogicalApex    1,746

I think I recall from the beta that they actually removed some options. Is that still the case with the final?

What option are you worried about? As I don't use enough to know, but I can see if it is in my 4 install...

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