For participants in Microsoft's beta program for Security Essentials, the next version will provide a chance to test drive what Microsoft calls "updated engine [that] offers enhanced detection and cleanup capabilities."
Details of the beta program are yet not available, however, Microsoft has provided few new features such as improvement of performance of Security Essentials, automatically removing "high impact" malware infections and also redesigned and streamlined UI, as reported by MCP Mag.
This beta version is suitable for all versions of Windows operating systems from Windows XP to Vista and the current favourite, Windows 7. This software is available in two versions, the 32- and 64- bit, thus, before downloading it is important to make sure it is the correct version.
Another notable fact is that the beta version will not be distributed publicly, and thus, consumers may be required to log in with their Live ID to successfully download it from Microsoft beta website.
Regarding the features of the beta version, the software giant stated, "The Beta includes many performance improvements to make sure your PC performance isn't negatively impacted," as reportedby Microsoft Malware Protection Center Blog.