Essentials is our favorite antivirus software for , and a new version is out that’s even lighter and easier to use than ever. Here’s what’s changed.

MSE veterans won’t notice a lot of huge changes in this version, but certain interface elements have changed slightly—the icons along the top are gone, and certain wordings have changed a bit to make the program easier to use. The “Real-Time Protection” setting is now an all-or-nothing checkbox, and SpyNet has been renamed to the Microsoft Active Protection Service to make a bit clearer what it actually does.

Microsoft has also baked in some performance improvements and better detection powers. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free download for Windows only.

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Microsoft Security Essentials Updates with Better Performance, Virus Detection, and Interface Changes [Microsoft Security Essentials]