Microsoft yesterday opened the registration process to be a beta tester of the new version of it’s Security Essentials software. Want to be a part of the testing?

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Here is what Microsoft said:

Today we announce that the Beta for the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials is open for registration.

Do you want to try out our latest innovations in protection and performance?

Are you interested in helping to improve Security Essentials?

The number of users than can participate in the Beta is limited, so sign up today and we will notify you once the Beta is available for download. We anticipate the Microsoft Security Essentials beta to be available to the general public by the end of the year.

New features in the Beta of Microsoft Security Essentials include:

  • Enhanced protection through automatic malware remediation – The Beta will clean high-impact malware infections automatically, with no required user interaction.
  • Enhanced performance – The Beta includes many performance improvements to make sure your PC performance isn’t negatively impacted.
  • Simplified UI – Simplified UI makes Microsoft Security Essentials Beta easier to use.
  • New and improved protection engine – The updated engine offers enhanced detection and cleanup capabilities.

The Security Essentials team

I have been running Security Essentials since the very early beta and I am very happy with the product, and can’t wait to see what the new version has to offer!

What about you?