Microsoft Security Essentials - New 1.1.6004 Engine Available
Moving to the new engine will happen automatically and transparently for most users through the standard UPDATE process. The engine release is not a new version release of MSE, that users will be prompted to install. While I have my PCs at home set to update daily, users can update manually by launching MSE from the start menu, selecting the Update tab, and clicking on the UPDATE button.
The virus definitions file created on July 15, 2010 at 10:23 EDT will require a few more minutes to apply as it contains a new anti-malware engine to improve MSE scanning capabilities. Engine updates are often released by AV vendors to tune up the the product and handle new areas of risk more efficiently. After applying the updates, a quick scan of the hard drive was performed to test the new release. So far, no issues have been experienced with this update. Best practices and MSE continue to work well in protecting our family PC.
Use Help and About to show version information. As of July 16, 2010 they are as follows:
Microsoft Security Essentials Version: 1.0.1963.0
Antimalware Client Version: 2.1.6805.0
Engine Version: 1.1.6004.0
Antivirus definitions: 220.127.116.11
Antispyware definitions: 18.104.22.168
STAYING UP-TO-DATE WITH LATEST RELEASE OF MSE: If you are not on the 1.0.1963.0 version of MSE, please use the HELP menu option to check your version of MSE. Click on the small triangle icon to invoke the HELP drop down menu. The HELP facilities has a Upgrade Microsoft Security Essentials option that you should click on and accept the upgrade if you are not on the "1963" version.
New Antimalware Engine is planned for release on 15 July 2010
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