Ok so I have installed the Microsoft Security Essentials Beta, run a quick and full scan. I have to say its not to bad.
Looks like it takes about 4,184k of memory when running, and I guess thats not as good as some of the other free AVs on the market but it does seem to do the job.
I have taken a few screen shots below so you can get an idea of the different screens. It did find and flag Kon-Boot, so its doing something.
So Microsoft’s Security Essentials Beta went live today, and I believe is limited to 75,000 users.
I got myself a copy from the MSE site, the beta is available only to customers in the United States, Israel (English only), People’s Republic of China (Simplified Chinese only) and Brazil (Brazilian Portuguese only). Obviously you may find ways around this.
I will install it later and give my opinions, but might want to grab a copy and see what its like.
Here is some information and screenies:
What is Microsoft Security Essentials?
You’re too busy to spend a lot of time worrying about protecting your PC. With Microsoft Security Essentials Beta, you get high-quality protection against viruses and spyware, including Trojans, worms and other malicious software. And best of all, there are no costs or annoying subscriptions to keep track of.
Security Essentials is easy to install and easy to use. Updates and upgrades are automatic, so there’s no need to worry about having the latest protection. It’s easy to tell if you’re protected â€“ when the Security Essentials icon is green, your status is good. It’s as simple as that.
When you’re busy using your PC, you don’t want to be bothered by needless alerts. Security Essentials runs quietly in the background, only alerting you if there’s something you need to do. And it doesn’t use a lot of system resources, so it won’t get in the way of your work or fun.