Microsoft delivers the new version of its virus protection that goes directly to the 4.0.
The Microsoft antivirus jumped on its version number and passes the fourth. Last December, Microsoft proposed a beta version of its anti-virus who was available for members of the Connect program. Today, this new version is available to all. Two ways to get it, or by direct download from the portal of the editor of Redmond by following the link after this article, either while waiting patiently for that Windows Update suggested if the previous version is already installed.
Even if this had little impact for the user, it is still interesting to note the fact that Microsoft goes from version 2 to version 4 directly. In addition, software will collect by default and user-defined manner, the threats identified as such and send them to the editor to understand and eradicate the next threats via its automatic update system.
Version 2 on the left, version 4 on the right, the changes are minimal.
On compatibility, anti-virus will install without problems on Windows XP SP3 minimum and up to Windows 7 SP1. There is not mention Windows 8 Consumer Preview support on the official page of the antimalware program, to test. It is free, then there is more than to follow the link to download.
> Download Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0