Microsoft Releases Security Essential 2.0 beta

Microsoft has released the beta version of its Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 tool.

The tool is set to come highly integrated with the Internet Explorer web browser for tighter web security.

Writing on the Windows Team blog, the company said that the first beta version of the new security tool will also come with more stringent network security for Windows Vista and Windows 7-based PCs that are running the Windows Filtering Platform Service.

Writing on the blog, Microsoft spokesperson Brandon LeBlanc, wrote: “Today we are announcing the beta for the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials. Microsoft Security Essentials was first released in September 2009 and is our award-winning no-cost light weight anti-malware service.”

"It's designed to help address the ongoing security needs of PCs running genuine Windows – helping keep people protected from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software."

The company also said that the Windows Security Essentials 2.0 Beta comes integrated with Windows Firewall and a new and improved protection engine. The protection engine comes with updated detection, deletion and clean-up functions.