Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease 4.0.1540.0


eine neue Version von Microsoft Security Essentials, der Antimal Lösung, ist als Prerelease 4.0.1540.0 verfügbar.

dazu muss man sich am Microsoft Connect Programm anmelden und kann dann die Version ausprobieren.

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Microsoft Security Essentials Beta Update 4.0.1113.0


über Microsoft Update wird zurzeit ein Beta Update für Microsoft Security Essentials verteilt. Natürlich wird das Update nur angezeigt und installiert, wenn man die letzte Beta von MSE zuvor schon installiert hat. Die Versionsnummer wird damit auf 4.0.1113.0 erhöht.

Geändert hat sich aus meiner Sicht nichts.


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Neue Microsoft Security Essentials Beta


Microsoft stellt über das Beta-Portal Connect die neue Beta 4 der Malwareschutz Software Microsoft Security Essentials für interessierte Tester bereit. Neu ist unter anderem:

  • Automatisches Löschen von erkannter Malware, bei eindeutiger Malware entfernt der Virenscan ohne weitere Rückfrage.
  • Verbesserte Performance, MSE ist eh schon schnell, die Änderungen sind also minimal feststellbar
  • ein nochmal Vereinfachtes Benutzerinterface, ich konnte keine Änderungen feststellen ….

Die Beta 4 läuft auf Windows Vista und Windows 7, aber auch noch Windows XP SP3. Ein Upgrade von der RTW Version 2.x zur Beta 3 geht nur in der englischen Version. In den deutschen Versionen muss man MSE zuerst deinstallieren und dann die Beta neu installieren, es sind keine Reboots erforderlich!

Download: Microsoft Security Essentials Public Beta


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Microsoft Security Essentials 2.1 Upgrade


Microsoft hat die Antivirenlösung “Microsoft Security Essentials” in der aktualisierten Version 2.1 (RTM Build 1116.0) bereitgestellt und ist unter für Windows XP (x86) sowie Windows Vista/Windows 7 (x86/x64) verfügbar.

MSE aktualisiert NICHT von selbst und muss daher runtergeladen und selbst aktualisiert werden.

Also zuerst nachschauen, welche Version man installiert hat, dazu MSE aufrufen und rechts bei Hilfe –> Info aufrufen.


Bei mir hier Version 2.0 installiert. Also oben unter dem Link die Version 2.1 für Win7 runtergeladen.


Beim Start der Installation Upgrade drücken und schon geht alles seinen Gang.

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Dann sieht man auch, dass man nun Version 2.1 installiert hat und aktuell ist.

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Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 verfügbar


gestern abend hat Microsoft das kostenlose Microsoft Security Essentials in Version 2.0 zur verfügbar gestellt. MSE für den Privatgebrauch und auch Kleinunternehmen mit bis 10 PCs und es sich bis zu 10 PC´s mit Version 2.0 kostenlos schützen.

Wer die Vorversion installiert hatte, kann einfach das Upgrade durchführen, welchen problemlos  funktioniert. Nur einen Neustart muss man halt machen!


Sollte man keine Firewall installiert haben, dann bietet MSE an, die Windows Firewall zu aktivieren.



Nach dem Neustart wann dann noch eine Aktualisierung der Virendefinition durchführen, Fertig!


MSE 2.0 steht ab Windows XP ab SP2 und höher also Windows Vista und Windows 7 zum Download bereit.

Download: Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0

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Microsoft Security Essentials ab Oktober auch für SMB Kunden frei


eine interessant Entwicklung im Antimalware Bereich bei Microsoft.

Da ja das kommende Antimalware Produkt Forefront Endpoint Protection auf Enterprise Kunden abzielt und für kleine Kunden zu teuer ist, hat Microsoft sich entschlossen nun Microsoft Security Essentials auch für SMB Kunden freizugeben, wie im SMB Security Blog nachzulesen ist:

Here is some great news for all of the small businesses out there from Microsoft that I am very happy to be able to tell you about!

As we all know, small businesses are under incredible pressure to:

  1. Reduce operating costs
  2. Improve productivity
  3. Grow their business
  4. Do all of this in a very challenging economic climate

It’s also no secret that most small businesses today do not have a dedicated IT professional on staff to manage their IT resources (which you may recall is why we originally launched the Small Business Specialist Community of partners worldwide). Small business owners and employees are focused on running their business, not managing complicated IT infrastructure.

For those reasons, we are extremely excited today to let you know that Microsoft is making its Microsoft Security Essentials available to small businesses on up to 10 PCs for FREE, beginning in early October!  By providing Microsoft Security Essentials to small businesses free of charge, Microsoft extends its commitment to help these companies save money and grow their business by offering no-cost protection from viruses, spyware and other malicious threats.

Not familiar with Microsoft Security Essentials?  In many ways, Microsoft Security Essentials is an excellent solution for your small business. It is very easy to get and very simple to use. The software requires no registration, trials or renewals and is available for download directly from Microsoft. There is also no need to have other cumbersome security programs installed on your PCs since Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection to address the ongoing security needs of a genuine Windows PC, helping to protect it from viruses, spyware and other malicious threats. Perhaps best of all; however, is that Microsoft Security Essentials is designed to run quietly in the background, enabling you to continue using your PC – and running your small business – without constant interruptions.

Take a look at this video by Theresa Burch, director of product management, who gives a look at the details of Microsoft Security Essentials for a little more about what Microsoft Security Essentials can do for your business.


Now, some of you may ask whether Microsoft Forefront Client Security is a better security solution for your business. Well, that depends… If you want virus and malware protection to be centrally administered and integrated with group policy settings, then Forefront is a better option for you. But if you are comfortable with more of a set it and forget it solution, and are looking for an easy way to save money, Microsoft Security Essentials is definitely worth a look. (You can also find a Microsoft partner located near you that can help with determining the right Microsoft security solution for you)

Here is a glimpse of why you can trust Microsoft Security Essentials to protect your business:

  • Microsoft Security Essentials is powered by the same core malware protection engine that drives Microsoft’s enterprise solutions.
  • The antimalware engine used in Microsoft Security Essentials – and in all of Microsoft’s security products – is regularly tested by numerous organizations around the world and has consistently been certified by the industry’s leading independent certification authorities: International Computer Security Association Labs (ICSA) and West Coast Labs, VB100, and AV-Test.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials uses advanced system scanning and removal technologies that employ a definitions database that details the characteristics and behaviors of known malware. Threats are collected every month from more than 600 million PCs around the world and are assessed by the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, and new signatures are written and deployed daily.

Small business owners consistently tell us that their business information is critical and that any downtime caused by security threats or data loss can greatly impact their business. Because of this, we do advise small business owners to consider upgrading to Windows 7 Professional for their business computers. Why? Simple: With Windows 7 Professional, we prioritized speed, reliability, compatibility, and connectivity to keep their systems up and running. Plus, now with Microsoft Security Essentials in the mix to provide no-cost protection from viruses, spyware and other malicious threats, small businesses can focus on what really matters, running their business. (NOTE: Windows 7 is not a system requirement for Microsoft Security Essentials, which is available separately as a no-cost download from Microsoft.)

If you are a Microsoft partner, did you know you can participate in the free Microsoft Security Essentials distribution as well? The Microsoft Link Logo Program allows financial institutions, academic institutions, or any other company or business that has consumer-facing Web-based services to offer Microsoft Security Essentials to their customers easily and at no cost.  (Logo examples to the right)

OEMs and System Builders can pre-install Microsoft Security Essentials on their consumer-bound PCs to provide quality malware protection to their customers out of the box and at no cost. For more information related to opportunities for Microsoft partners, please visit the

Microsoft Security Essentials partner page. This is one more tool you can use in your services offerings to provide a complete solution for your small business clients.


So, if you are a small business with 10 or fewer PCs, take a look at Microsoft Security Essentials today as a no-cost, antivirus and antimalware option for you!

For more information on this news, check out the feature story up on

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Microsoft Security Essentials und Forefront Client Security bekommen neue Antimalware Engine


das Antimalware Team von Microsoft plant den Release einer neuen Antimalware Engine für Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) und Forefront Client Security (FCS) am 16. August.

As part of regular update of our antimalware technology to address the latest in the threat landscape, MMPC is planning to release a new antimalware engine on 16 Aug 2010 

Affected products: Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), Forefront Client Security (FCS)

Engine Version will be in the range of 1.1.610X.0

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