New Microsoft Security Essentials 2.1 Antimalware Engine Comes This Week

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New Microsoft Security Essentials 2.1 Antimalware Engine Comes This Week

Users of Microsoft’s free security solution for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP will get a new antimalware engine this week, according to the Redmond company.

As is the case with all security solutions, Microsoft Security Essentials evolves at a fast pace, to keep up with the changes of the threat landscape. This is the main reason why the software giant is pushing a new version of the antimalware engine for Microsoft Security Essentials 2.1, which is scheduled for release in just a couple of days, on July 20.

Softpedia readers might already be aware of the fact that the Redmond company has been kicking up a notch the technology behind MSE and other of its security solutions with monthly updates. The updates, which have become somewhat of a tradition, cover additional products, as such, Microsoft security Essentials 2.1 customers won’t be the only ones to get the antimalware refresh this month.

“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 20 July 2011,” a Microsoft representative said.

“Affected products: Microsoft Security Essentials, Forefront Client Security, Forefront Endpoint Protection, Windows Intune Endpoint Protection. Engine Version will be in the range of 1.1.710X.0.”.

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