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Microsoft Security Essentials tested, passes with flying colors

Regular Download Squad readers already know that I've been testing Microsoft's new Security Essentials since it first appeared in the wild last week and that I've been quite impressed with it so far. Some commenters weren't impressed, however, waving the NOD32 flag even though SE removed threats from my machine that NOD had missed. AV-Test Labs has now put SE through a slightly more grueling...

Microsoft Security Essentials public beta now available to download

It leaked last week, but it didn't take long for Microsoft to follow up with a legitimate download for interested testers: the download page for Microsoft Security Essentials (formerly Moro) is now live. You'll need to sign in with your Connect account or register for a new one to gain access to the download - for now. There will no doubt be hundreds of happy seeders sharing the Beta on torrent...

Microsoft Security Essentials (Morro) leaked - here it is in action.

Remember yesterday when I said we all knew a Morro leak was coming? Ba-da-bing! Less than 24 hours later, there's a torrent available on one of the Internet's favorite sites (which shall remain nameless until someone inevitably posts it in the comments). At last, we've got a leaked MS antivirus tool to remove trojans from our leaked Windows 7 builds! The download is tiny. The XP version is just...