Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is an antivirus and anti-malware solution from Microsoft. MSE has got a lot of praise from security analysts as compared to the Microsoft’s previous solutions like Windows Defender and One Care. It can serve as the perfect solution for home users and SOHO offices.
We had previously written when Microsoft Security Essentials 2 Beta was launched. Now the final version of MSE 2 has been released. The latest version of MSE is 2.0.657.0. New features of Microsoft Security Essentials 2 include enhanced detection and cleanup of malware, better Windows Firewall integration and most importantly enhanced protection of web based threats. It integrates with Internet Explorer seamlessly making Internet Explorer more secure. Previously, MSE was slow in scanning and cleaning of threats but now the scanning and cleaning speed has also been improved.
Microsoft Security Essentials 2 includes a network inspection feature to protect against network based exploits and threats but this feature is only available in Windows Vista and Windows 7.